All Bookmobile and Kidmobile stops have been canceled because of the weather, but the branches will operate regularly, according to the website.

Stark County District Libraries expect more people in its buildings because of the school snow days and cold weather, spokeswoman Laurie Fife Harbert said.

She said she remembered one day in November when students were out of school, there was a line of parents and children waiting to get into the building before the doors opened at 10 a.m.

All Bookmobile and Kidmobile stops have been canceled because of the weather but the branches will operate regularly, according to the website.

The main branch of the library, located at 715 Market Ave. N., plans to open the foyer around 8 a.m. Tuesday for people who need to get out of the cold, Harbert said. Coffee will be served.

North Canton Public Library had seen fewer patrons Monday morning, which spokeswoman Christina Weyrick attributed to the cold weather. She said the building would remain open for people who need a place to escape frigid temperatures — or parents who want to bring their children.

"We certainly have things to keep them busy," she said.


Monday, all public school districts in the county canceled school.

As of 11:30 a.m., all but Canton City Schools had announced schools would be closed Tuesday, too. Canton City Schools planned to make a decision about Tuesday by 4 p.m. Monday, according to the district's Twitter account.

Plain Local Schools Superintendent Brent May said he couldn't remember another time when the district called off two school days at once.

Monday's cancellation wasn't related to snow but to the temperatures that were expected to drop during the day. GlenOak High School starts dismissal around 2:30 p.m., when the wind chill was expected to make the temperature feel like it was minus 17 or minus 18 degrees, May said. By the time the elementary schools let out, it would have dipped to minus 23 or minus 25.

May called calamity days a "no-win situation." While it might make kids happy, sometimes parents are frustrated. But May said he knows there are kids who would be walking to school or waiting at a bus stop.

"I just wasn't going to put them out there in that cold," he said.


Area child care centers on Monday said they had school-aged children at their facilities but that they weren't experiencing unusually high numbers of kids.

Tammy Majestic, co-director of Little Learners Development Center on 13th Street NW, estimated there were about 20 school-aged kids at the center late Monday morning.

The center doesn't take walk-ins. Majestic said children have to be registered to be able to stay for the day.

The same is true for North Canton YMCA Child Care Center.

Director Julie Daugherty said the facility operates even when school isn't in session — because parents still have to work.


Here are some websites that suggest cold-weather crafts and activities for kids (and parents) who are stuck inside: