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Barberton Public Library

Barberton Public Library

O.C. Barber

The Barberton Public Library is an independent library serving the residents of Barberton since 1903. The library provides access to diverse cultural, recreational and informational resources in a welcoming community environment. Programs for all ages, meeting rooms and access to a wide range of materials are just part of the resources available at the library.

Dedicated to the preservation of Barberton's history, the Barberton Public Library Local History Room collects and maintains artifacts, photographs, books and other materials of historical and genealogical significance to the community. The Local History Room serves as both a research collection and museum, displaying a number of artifacts that represent the people, places and events of historic Barberton. Located on the lower level of the library, the Local History Room is open 12 to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday and the second Saturday of the month. Guided tours are also available by appointment, 330.745.1194.

Anna Dean Farm Collection

More than 30 images of the 3,500-acre scientific farm in Barberton, Ohio, established by wealthy industrialist and founder of Barberton, Ohio C. Barber. The farm was named for Barber's daughter, Anna, and her husband, Dr. Arthur Dean Bevan.

O.C. Barber Mansion Collection

More than 40 images of the opulent mansion built by wealthy industrialist Ohio Columbus Barber.

Barberton Churches Collection

Includes images of historic churches in Barberton, Ohio.

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