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    LIBRARY SCENE
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    In Library Scene, our Richfield library staff talks about the spaces where patrons come to write, read, think and learn.

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    TAKE THE
    LIBRARY WITH YOU

    The Akron Library mobile app is available for download in your device's app store. Download today and take the Library with you wherever you go.

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    MEET
    LIBBY

    The fastest way to reading happiness.  Libby offers a fresh and easy way to borrow OverDrive ebooks and audiobooks – anywhere, anytime.

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    2017 DAYTON LITERARY
    PEACE PRIZE

    The Dayton Literary Peace Prize is the first and only annual U.S. literary award recognizing the power of the written word to promote peace. Check out this year's nominees!

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    NOVEMBER IS
    PICTURE BOOK MONTH

    ASCPL encourages everyone to celebrate literacy with picture books during the month of November. Enjoy this list of titles and authors selected by your librarians.

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    CRAFTING
    FOR THE SEASON

    Handmade and from the heart for the special people in your life! Gift workshops @ the Library.

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    IT'S GAMETIME
    IN OHIO!

    Learn more about your favorite teams at a library branch near you.

    It's Gametime in Ohio programs

NEW & NOTABLE

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

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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

Program Cancelled
Article Published: November 07, 2017
The Main Event program scheduled for Thursday, November 9 at Main Library, featuring author Matt Taibbi, has been... Read More...
Akron Mini Maker Faire Returns Saturday, November 11
Article Published: October 03, 2017
The Akron Mini Maker Faire is Saturday, November 11, noon to 4 pm at Main Library.  Read More...
Late Openings for Akron Marathon
Article Published: September 21, 2017
The Akron Marathon will take place on Saturday, September 23 and both Main Library and Highland Square Branch will open at... 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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Odom Boulevard Branch Library

Address:
600 Vernon Odom Boulevard
Akron, Ohio 44307

Phone: 330.434.8726
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Branch Manager:
Theresa Boware
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About the Branch

Local artist Woodrow Nash created two murals for the Odom Branch Library, celebrating the lives and ideas of African-American leaders and pioneers—Martin Luther King, Jr., Frederick Douglass, Malcolm X, Sojourner Truth, Helen Arnold, Ed Davis, Shirla McClain, Martin Chapman, Horace Stewart, and Vernon Odom. Odom Branch Library's extensive collection of African-American fiction, non-fiction, gospel music, and more also celebrates the contribution of African-American writers and artists. Additionally, the shelves of the branch contain a large collection of religious and spiritual titles, and the best of contemporary fiction and non-fiction genres.

Odom Branch Library is a destination place for the community. Computers and computer classes, WiFi printing, scanning, copying, and faxing are services important to all, including emerging entrepreneurs and returning students. Programming affords customers of all ages an opportunity to learn through exploration in community with others. From the partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs' I-Strive afterschool program to exercise for adult wellness, from crafting to hands-on exploration of NatureConnect topics and themes for all ages, Odom Branch Library is a one-stop spot for the educational and entertainment interests of all of its neighbors. Look for Odom staff out and about in the community—at schools, at community centers, at community organization meetings—visit us at the branch today.

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