Information Sector Summary

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Newspapers have helped disseminate information around Wayne County since the early 1800s, from village papers to today’s county-wide Daily Record.

The first known library in Wooster dates back to 1857, but the first "free" public library was started in 1897 and was known as the Wooster Public Library, now known as the Wayne County Public Library. Wayne County also has 3 other public libraries: Apple Creek Library, Fredericksburg Community Library, and the Orrville Public Library.

Early theaters located in Wooster included Wallace Theatre, Schine's Wooster Theater, and Wayne Theater.

Historical societies in Wooster, Dalton, and Marshallville have helped preserve and share the history of Wayne County.