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    Join Akron experts at unpublished crosswords provided by NYT Editor, Will Shortz in our 8th annual tournament on Saturday, March 24 from 1-4 pm.

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    Music performance, and music history and appreciation, at the Library!

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    Classes in yoga, Tai Chi or belly dance at a library branch near you! (even one for children!)



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

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

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

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Library News

IMAGE Celebrate National Library Week April 8-14, 2018 with the theme “Libraries Lead.”
Article Published: March 20, 2018
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Article Published: March 02, 2018
If you've been thinking about getting a passport, now is the time. The U.S. Department of State recently announced that the... Read More...
IMAGE New Springfield-Lakemore Branch Library Will Open February 19; Community Invited To Preview
Article Published: February 05, 2018
The new Springfield-Lakemore Branch Library will officially open to the public Monday, February 19, at noon in the... Read More...


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Locations & Hours

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Main Library

60 South High Street, Akron, Ohio 44326

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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The Tallmadge Library Association invites you to join them!

The Tallmadge Library Association is a "Friends of the Library" organization formed in 1961 to support the Tallmadge Branch Library and its staff in meeting their goals. TLA holds semi-annual book sales to raise funds to support activities which include:

  • Co-sponsor library programs
  • Providing decorations for holidays and special displays
  • Purchasing special equipment or materials not included in the library budget
  • Attending local community events to represent the Tallmadge Branch Library
  • Supporting the purchase of Books for Babies, which provides a free baby gift pack, including a book for new babies in the community
  • Award an annual academic scholarship
  • Assists researchers using the Frank E. Lawrence History of Tallmadge Collection
  • Assisting Tallmadge Branch Library in planning events and programs

Join Today!

The Tallmadge Library Association 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.


When you join the Friends of Tallmadge 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 Tallmadge branch and return it with a check for the Friends of Tallmadge Branch Library Annual Membership gift.
Annual membership gift to the Friends of the Tallmadge Branch Library is as follows:

  • Student (through 6th grade) – $1
  • Individual  - $5
  • Family - $10
  • Club or Organization – $20
  • Life – $100