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    The Main Event Speaker Series presents Rob Sheffield: Rolling Stone columnist and author on Thursday, September 29 from 7 PM - 9 PM at Main Library.

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    The Special Collections Division present Betsie Norris and Amanda Reno to address this topic on Saturday, October 8 from 1 - 4:45 pm at Main Library.

    Genealogy Adoption
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    The November election will be here before you know it. Did you know you can register to vote at the library! Register by October 11 at any branch location.

    Voter Registration Form
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    Libraries are family destinations that embrace every generation. Join the fun and get your library card today.

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    Apply today to be part of the 2016 Akron Mini Maker Faire. Applications can be submitted between September 12 - October 15.

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

New & Notable


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


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

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Library News

American Archives Month
Thursday, September 22, 2016
October is American Archives Month. In recognition, the Library’s Special Collections Division is presenting three... Read More...
Traficant: Congressman of Crimetown
Thursday, September 22, 2016
The Business and Government Division at Main Library will present the program Traficant: Congressman of Crimetown Monday,... Read More...
News Release 9-16-16
Friday, September 16, 2016

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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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Mind, Body, & Sole: On Your Mark, Get Set...Read!

June 6 – July 30, 2016

Make reading and exercise a part of your day—every day. Both have the power to brighten your spirit, stimulate your imagination and improve your health.

Mind, Body & Sole: On Your Mark, Get Set...Read! is a reading/wellness experience for the whole family to enjoy. You’re more likely to read and exercise if it’s convenient–Mind, Body & Sole is so easy, it practically runs itself.

Register now at your nearest Akron-Summit County Public Library, and receive your Mind, Body, & Sole reading/exercise log and pedometer. Now you’re ready to get started! From June 6-July 30, check off each day you read on your reading log. As you reach reading milestones, you’ll be rewarded with fun incentives and be entered into drawings for great prizes.

Choose to Live Active Also!

On your exercise log, record each day you participate in a movement activity—running, walking, bicycling, yoga, gardening, outside play, physical therapy, and more. When you have reached 26 days of exercise AND 26 days of reading, you will receive a Mind, Body & Sole T-shirt and have the chance to be entered into our Grand Prize Drawing on August 15.

A downloadable flyer of our Mind, Body & Sole 2016 summer reading program is also available.