NORTH CANTON  This Black Friday, North Canton Public Library users will be treated to a variety of deals and promotions, including library fine elimination.

Anyone visiting the library during open hours (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) on Nov. 24 can have their library fines up to $24.99 eliminated.

"We don’t want fines to prevent anyone from using our services, so we like to offer fine forgiveness programs a couple of times each year," said community relations manager Christina Weyrick in a news release.

In addition to the fine forgiveness offer, library patrons will receive free coffee, tea and hot cocoa all day long and prize drawings will be held throughout the day. Patrons can take also take advantage of the library’s ongoing public service that allows anyone with a library card to borrow video games, books, movies, toys, CDs and more.

Holiday Giving Programs

The library’s annual community giving programs will be in full swing for Thanksgiving weekend. This year, the library will collect donations for A Community Christmas and the Holiday Paws Pantry. A Community Christmas is a Stark County nonprofit that provides gifts, coats, mittens, hats and more to families in need. In 2016, the organization provided items to more than 1,030 families. The library will host a Coats for Christmas collection bin, a Mitten Tree and a Giving Tree – all to benefit A Community Christmas. The library will also collect food and supplies for dogs and cats through the Holiday Paws Pantry. The Pantry is a program of Pawsitive Ohio, and this year the donations that are collected will be given to Meals on Wheels of Stark and Wayne Counties’ Wheels for Wags program. Through Wheels for Wags, Meals on Wheels delivers pet food to their clients in addition to human food.

Giving Dates and Details

Holiday Paws Pantry (through Dec. 18) – accepting pet food and supplies for dogs and cats Coats for Christmas (Oct. 16 - Dec. 4) – new and gently used coats of all sizes are being collected

Mitten Tree (through Dec. 8) – decorate a tree with new mittens, gloves, hats, scarves and socks for all ages Giving Tree (Nov. 6 – Dec. 8) – visit the library to select a tag and purchase a gift for someone in need

Holiday Hours

The library will have special holiday hours as follows: Closed early (6 p.m.) today.

Closed Thanksgiving Day, Thursday; Closed Christmas Eve, Dec. 24; Closed Christmas Day, Dec. 25; Closed Dec. 26; Closed New Year’s Day, Jan. 1.