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    GEEKS
    ASSEMBLE!

    Join us on Saturday, June 2 from 12-4:30 pm at Main Library. Cosplay Contests, Featured Speakers, Arts, Crafts, Gaming, and much more!!

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    STREAMING MEDIA
    SPOTLIGHT

    IndieFlix is a streaming movie service that offers access to pop culture favorites & box office hits and now it's available through the library.

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    STAR WARS &
    SPACE EXPLORING

    These library programs are out of this world!

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    AUTHOR! AUTHOR!
    @ YOUR LIBRARY

    Meet published authors and fellow aspiring writers at these upcoming Library programs.

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    SCIENCE FOR
    EVERYONE

    Children and tweens can experience a variety of science based programs that are fun!

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NEW & NOTABLE

Browse bestsellers, movies, music and other titles just added to the library catalog! Formerly known as “Featured Item Lists”.

New & Notable

DATABASES

Research? We have you covered! Select any of our web-based reference databases for all of your research needs.

Databases by Subject or Databases A-Z

DIGITAL MEDIA

Borrow free TV shows, movies, ebooks, audiobooks, comics, and music with your ASCPL library card.

Digital Media

Library News

IMAGE Public Library Association brings Short Story Dispensers to U.S. public libraries, including Akron-Summit County Public Library
Article Published: April 06, 2018
Knight Foundation funds initiative with Public Library Association and publisher Short Edition to foster creative community... Read More...
IMAGE Harvest for Hunger 2018
Article Published: April 05, 2018
Many Summit County residents are forced to choose between buying food and paying bills, accessing transportation, and... Read More...

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Locations & Hours


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Main Library

60 South High Street, Akron, Ohio 44326
330.643.9000

Monday: 10 am - 8 pm
Tuesday: 10 am - 8 pm
Wednesday: 10 am - 8 pm
Thursday: 10 am - 8 pm
Friday: 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm

Drive-Up Window closes ten minutes before the building closes for the day

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Kits for Kids

Are you looking for an easy way to introduce your toddler or preschooler to early literacy skills through theme-based learning? Kits for Kids are a quick way to check out all five of the essential early literacy skills identified by researchers as most beneficial in preparing children to learn: Read, Write, Talk, Sing, and Play—all in one bag!

Kits for Kids are theme-based, early childhood learning resources that are selected by librarians and packaged in one convenient bag for easy checkout. These Kits are a great educational resource for toddlers and preschoolers along with their parents, caregivers, and teachers. Each Kit includes: six books centered on a topic or theme, a DVD or CD related to the same theme, a toy or puzzle on theme, and an activity sheet full of suggestions to extend your child’s learning.

Kits are available for check out in many library locations. If you cannot find the title you are looking for, ask a library staff member to place a hold on the title for you. The following Kits are available in various locations in our system. Please call the library at (330) 643-9050 or check the library's catalog for a complete Kits for Kids listings with locations and availability.

Kit Topics

  • ABC's
  • Adoption
  • Adventure
  • Alligators & Crocodiles
  • Apples
  • Art
  • Babies
  • Babysitters
  • Bears
  • Bedtime
  • Being Sick
  • Birthdays
  • Books are Fun
  • Bugs
  • Children of the World
  • Circus
  • Clothes
  • Colors
  • Community Helpers
  • Concepts
  • Counting
  • Dance
  • Death
  • Dental Health
  • Dinosaurs
  • Divorce
  • Environment
  • Explore
  • Families
  • Farms
  • Fathers
  • Fears
  • Feelings
  • Food
  • Friends
  • Frogs
  • Growing Up
  • Gardens
  • Grandparents
  • I am African-American
  • I am Asian-American
  • I am Hispanic-American
  • I am Jewish-American
  • I Can
  • Imagination
  • Jungle
  • Machines
  • Manners
  • Mice
  • Mother Goose
  • Mothers
  • Moving
  • Music
  • My Body
  • Neighbors
  • New Baby
  • Old Favorites
  • Pets
  • Safety
  • School
  • Sea Life
  • Seasons
  • Self Esteem
  • Senses
  • Siblings
  • Silly Stuff
  • Sounds
  • Special Children
  • Sports
  • Step-families
  • Time
  • Toilet Training
  • Transportation
  • Trees & Plants
  • Trips
  • Urban Living
  • Water
  • Weather
  • Working Moms
  • Zoo

Toddler Kit Topics

  • Animals
  • Bedtime
  • Family
  • Food
  • Transportation