Listen at the Library Expands

Listen at the Library, a program that joins music with children’s story time at local libraries, will be a part of several summer reading programs this year.  The program is underwritten by The Hoover Foundation.

“Originally part of the Stark County District Library’s program offerings, recent funding has allowed us to expand outside of their network,” says Irene Barker, Director of Education and Community Engagement for the Canton Symphony Orchestra.  “We will be adding a live musical component to children’s summer reading and bring Listen at the Library to nearly every corner of Stark County.”  A trio of musicians will travel to each of the library buildings where they will team up with a librarian to present the program.  The summer trios will consist of French horn, clarinet and cello.
The schedule for the programs is:

Thursday, June 28, 2018
10:30am – Louisville Public Library
12:00pm – Rodman Public Library (Alliance)
1:30pm – Minerva Public Library

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
11:00am – Barry Askran Memorial Branch Library (Navarre)
12:30pm – Massillon Public Library

Thursday, July 12, 2018
11:00am – North Canton Public Library
12:30pm – Canal Fulton Public Library

The programs are free.

Founded in 1937, the Canton Symphony Orchestra is celebrating its 80th anniversary and is a fully professional ensemble and organization dedicated to performing concerts that enrich, educate and entertain residents of Stark County and beyond. The orchestra performs classical, holiday, and a variety of educational programs in Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, 2323 17th Street NW, Canton, Ohio, as well as other venues in Stark County. For more information, please visit or call (330)452-2094. Administrative offices are located at the Zimmermann Symphony Center 2331 17th Street NW, Canton OH 44708.