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    RECOMMENDED
    GIFT GIVING

    Books are the best gift to give this holiday season. Check out this prepared list of great titles and and see if there is something here for your special someone.

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    CRAFTING
    FOR THE SEASON

    Handmade and from the heart for the special people in your life! Gift workshops @ the Library.

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    TIS THE SEASON FOR
    CELEBRATION

    Happiness is coming together to celebrate community. Join us at these events of the season.

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    NOW PLAYING AT A
    LIBRARY NEAR YOU

    As it gets colder outside, bring a friend, bring the kids, and come join us for a movie at the library!

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    MAKE THIS
    HOLIDAY SPECIAL

    Create unique, custom, DIY projects for your friends and family for little to no cost by making holiday decorations and gifts at the TechZone@Main.

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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 An Evening with David Giffels
Article Published: November 30, 2017
Thursday, January 4, 2018 7 pm Main Library Auditorium | 60 S. High St. Read More...
Program Cancelled
Article Published: November 07, 2017
The Main Event program scheduled for Thursday, November 9 at Main Library, featuring author Matt Taibbi, has been... Read More...
Akron Mini Maker Faire Returns Saturday, November 11
Article Published: October 03, 2017
The Akron Mini Maker Faire is Saturday, November 11, noon to 4 pm at Main Library.  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
  • Celebrate Girls
  • 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