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    The Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection was dedicated January 20, 1985. It includes material by and about Dr. King, other civil rights activists, and the Civil Rights movement.

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    With the right test preparation and practice, your student can turn in their best ACT and SAT scores. Learn how the library can assist you.

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    Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to our doggie pals. Bring a book from home or read one of ours! Not reading yet? Our dogs’ human pals will read to you.

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    Enjoy an afternoon of jazz performed by Steinway Artist Joe Augustine and his Trio on Sunday, January 22 at 2 pm in the Main Library Auditorium.



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Library News

IMAGE Letter to the Community
Thursday, December 08, 2016
One year ago I wrote a letter for ShelfLife listing our library’s intentions for 2016. We had made ten promises to voters... Read More...
ASCPL Receives $10,000 Grant
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Akron-Summit County Public Library has received a $10,000 grant from the Dick and Chris Chenoweth Fund of Akron Community... Read More...
East Market Street Closure on Thursday, October 20
Monday, October 17, 2016
Work on the East Market Streetscape continues as planned and of course with any progress there is a little discomfort. Read More...

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60 South High Street, Akron, Ohio 44326

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Tuesday: 10 am - 8 pm
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Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm

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Ready to get started? Below we've provided links to Akron-Summit County Public Library books, magazines and databases to help support you during your Mind, Body & Sole journey this summer. A downloadable list of our Mind, Body & Sole 2016 summer reading program resources is also available.


Picture Books for Children

Hop, Hop, Jump!
by Lauren Thompson

Jo Macdonald Hiked in the Woods
by Mary Quattlebaum

Mr. Putter & Tabby Run the Race
by Cynthia Rylant

Pond Walk
by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace

by Doreen Cronin & Scott Menchin

You Are a Lion! And Other Fun Yoga Poses
by Tae-Eun Yoo

Non-Fiction Books for Children

303 Tween-Approved Exercises and Active Games by Kimberly Wechsler

Yoga for children: 200+ Yoga Poses, Breathing Exercises, and Meditations for Healthier, Happier, and More Resilient Children Lisa Flynn

Get Moving Mari C. Schuh

Cool Exercise: Healthy & Fun Ways to Get Your Body Moving by Colleen Dolphin

Up, Down, Move Around : Nutrition and Motor Skills : Active Learning for Preschoolers by Deborah Kayton Michals

Juvenile Audio

Exercise Party: Stretchin’ and Jumpin’ Songs for Young Children

Jim Gill Sings Moving Rhymes for Modern Times by Jim Gill

Books for Teens

Yoga for Your Mind and Body: A Teenage Practice For a Healthy, Balanced Life
by Rebecca Rissman

The World of CrossFit
by Pete DiPrimio

Zumba Fitness
by Michelle Medlock Adams

Books for Adults

Nature Anatomy: The Curious Parts of the Natural World
by Julia Rothman

Healing Walks for Hard Times: Quiet Your Mind, Strengthen Your Body, and Get Your Life Back
by Carolyn Scott Kortge

How to Keep a Naturalist's Notebook
by Susan Leigh Tomlinson

How To Raise a Wild Child: The Art and Science of Falling in Love With Nature
by Scott D. Sampson

The Practical Naturalist: Explore the Wonders of the Natural World
Edited by Martha Evatt, Laura Palosuo, Cressida Tuson

ChiWalking: The Five Mindful Steps for Lifelong Health and Energy
by Danny Dreyer


Magazines are a great resource for finding more information on health, walking, and exercise. The Akron-Summit County Public Library offers a large selection of both print and digital publications.

* Also available as digital magazines through Zinio on the Library's catalog website


Health and wellness databases offer unique insight and provide interesting articles that you may find helpful as you begin your Mind, Body & Sole summer reading program.