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    NORTON
    ANNIVERSARY

    Celebrate Norton Branch Library's 30 year anniversary on Tuesday, May 1. Stop by for snacks and reminisce with us!

    Norton Branch Library 30 Year Anniversary
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    YOUTH ARTS
    SHOWCASE

    Saturday, April 28, 2018
    10 am - 4 pm
    Main Library Auditorium

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    CALLING ALL
    ARTISTS

    GeekFest 2018 is looking for artists of all ages to feature their fandom. Art must be received by May 12 to be considered.

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    NATURALIZATION RECORDS &
    JEWISH GENEALOGY

    Featuring Kenneth Bravo
    Saturday, May 5 - 10:30 am to 1 pm
    Main Library, Meeting Room 2AB

    Naturalization Records and Researching Jewish Genealogy
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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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    HARVEST
    FOR HUNGER

    Unexpected expenses can take food off the table. 1 in 6 Northeast Ohians struggle with hunger. You can help — at your local library!

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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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Friends of the Northwest Akron Branch Library

The Friends of the Library (FOL) groups of the Akron-Summit County Public Library (ASCPL) play an important role in supporting one of the community's most important institutions. Each of the Library's 19 locations benefits from the assistance of FOL members and volunteers.

The purpose of Friends of the Library groups is fourfold:

  • To provide financial support by generating supplemental income to help fulfill the Library's mission;
  • To provide volunteer help to the Library when and where needed;
  • To serve as goodwill ambassadors and promote an informed interest in the Library's services, programs, and materials; and
  • To establish closer relations between the Library and the community.

To fulfill this purpose, FOL groups may:

  • Initiate and carry out fundraising projects to benefit the Library;
  • Co-sponsor Library programs; and
  • Help share the Library's purpose and message with the community.

Join Today!

The Friends of Northwest Akron Branch Library is an organization committed to supporting the work of the Library.

  • We raise funds for Library projects and activities through book sales, membership donation, and other Friends fund-raising programs.
  • We purchase special supplies and materials to support the Library’s programs, collections, and buildings.
  • We support the mission of the Library in the community.

Benefits

When you join the Friends of Northwest Akron Branch Library you’ll receive:

  • A copy of the Library’s newsletter, ShelfLife, mailed to your home or office.
  • A 15% discount on all regularly-priced purchases at the Library Shop at Main, Main Library.

How Can I Become A Member?

Just fill out an application at your Northwest Akron branch and return it with a check for the Friends of Northwest Akron Branch Library Annual Membership gift.
Annual membership gift to the Friends of the Northwest Akron Branch Library is as follows:

  • General  - $5
  • Patron/Family/Board Member - $10
  • Corporate – $25