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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.

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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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2017 Creative Writing Contest

Do you think you’re the next Suzanne Collins or John Green? Would you like a chance to share your original story or poem with the world? If so, you should enter the Akron-Summit County Public Library’s Creative Writing Contest! Five winners will receive a $25 gift card to Barnes and Noble, and all authors who submit acceptable entries will get to see their writing in print in the Akron-Summit County Public Library Creative Writing Contest Collection.

Rules

  1. All entries must be the original work of the submitter.
  2. Submitters must be entering grades 6-12 in the 2017-2018 school year.
  3. There is a limit of three entries per submitter.
  4. Entries are due by June 30, 2017
  5. Entries should be no longer than 20 pages.
  6. All works longer than two pages must be typed in a Microsoft Word or Google document and submitted electronically (by email).
  7. All handwritten entries must be printed and legible.
  8. All entries will be included in the Akron-Summit County Public Library Creative Writing Contest Collection at the discretion of library staff; each submitter with an acceptable entry or entries will receive a complimentary copy mailed to their home address. Entries will not be returned, so make a copy!
  9. Five entries will be selected as “Judges’ Choice” award winners. These authors will receive a $25 Barnes and Noble Gift Card.
  10. Whether you are submitting a paper entry or an electronic version, all submissions must contain the information on the submission form below.

* It usually takes several months for all of the entries to be typed, edited and put into the collection.

Entry Submission

Download and fill out the submission form below and return it via one of the following options listed below:

  • By email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • By mail to:
    Akron-Summit County Public Library
    Susan Russ, Youth Services Office
    60 S. High St.
    Akron OH 44326
  • Or turn it in at any branch location or the Teen Department at the Main Library

If you have questions, please contact the Main Library Teen Department at 330.643.9067 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Submission Form

Click the image below and download the submission form PDF.

Creative Writing Contest 2017

 

Teen

Address:
3rd Floor
60 South High Street
Akron, Ohio 44326

Phone: 330.643.9067

Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 10 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm

Youth Services Coordinator:
Carolyn Burrier
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About the Division

The Akron Main Library Teen Department consists of thousands of resources for both school and fun all housed in a welcoming space where teens can do homework, socialize, or just hang out. It's the place to find all your favorite teen fiction, graphic novels, manga series, magazines, DVDs, and music CDs.

If you're looking to be successful in school, check out our non-fiction collection, databases, school reading list section, and study guides. Our 14 teen-only computers have all the programs you need whether you're writing a report or just checking Twitter.

Of course, the Teen department welcomes patrons of all ages – we even have items for parents, teachers, and book clubs, including sets of books. Our teen librarians are always happy to help you pick out a good book, answer a question, or tell you about our fun upcoming teen programs.