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    YOU WON'T BELIEVE
    YOUR EYES & EARS!

    Enjoy performances and visual arts by musicians, dancers, singers, and artists in grades 4 through 12 on Saturday, May 6, 10:30 am at Main Library Auditorium.

    Youth Arts Showcase 2017
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    GET SMART ABOUT
    YOUR MONEY!

    ASCPL will be participating with programs ranging from social security, probate, starting a business/non-profit, capitalism, utility efficiency, and shredding.

    MoneySmartWeek
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    CELEBRATE NATIONAL
    POETRY MONTH

    Discover a wide variety of poets and poems from the Akron-Summit County Public Library collection during this literary celebration.

    Poetry Week
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    AUTHOR! AUTHOR!
    @ YOUR LIBRARY

    Meet the authors and learn about the worlds of writing and publishing at these upcoming Library programs.

    AuthorPrograms
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    BEGINNING
    BEEKEEPING

    Aspiring beekeepers, get the information you need to get started at these upcoming Library programs.

    Beekeeping
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    LIBRARY
    LEGO PROGRAMS

    Join us for building fun with Lego! Discover several upcoming building programs to make Lego creations at the Library! All Lego supplies will be provided.

    Lego Programs

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

Main Library Presents “an Evening With George Saunders” on April 6 at 7pm
Published: February 22, 2017
The Main Event Speaker Series, a popular author series featuring prominent voices from the worlds of literature, the arts,... 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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Family History

Teaching family history is a terrific way to engage students in the study of history. Learning about an ancestor’s place in history brings meaning and interest to the stories of our community, state, and nation. Special Collections has one of the most extensive genealogy collections in Ohio. Visit our genealogy page to learn more about our resources, including databases that you and your students can access from home and school. Highlights of our collections include:

Resources and Links:

  • Family Search, maintained by the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day-Saints includes a vast collection of online genealogy records and sources, including Ohio Death Certificates for 1908-1953.
  • Search and view Summit County Naturalization Records 1850-1991 available through the Summit County Clerk of Courts
  • Visit USGenweb for resources and links to genealogical information for most counties in all fifty states
  • Visit our oral history page to learn about using oral history in the classroom

Lesson Plans:

Family History Resources for Teachers / Our Lady of the Elms Elementary School

The following teacher resources were graciously shared by teachers of Our Lady of the Elms Elementary School in Akron, Ohio. Please feel free to adapt these materials for use in your own classroom.