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Summer Reading

Make reading a part of your day — every day. Summer Reading is a fun activity for you to enjoy all season long!

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Download Libby

Borrow e-books and audiobooks — for free, instantly — with a library card and Libby: the award-winning, much-loved app for libraries.

150th ASCPL Gala invitation

Sesquicentennial Gala

Celebrate the Akron-Summit County Public Library’s 150th Anniversary in style! Enjoy a silent auction, hors d'oeuvres, the Theron Brown Trio, and more.

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Lucky Day

Popular movies and books are available for in-person checkout today — no wait required. Look for the sunrise logo!

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The Reporter

Akron’s newspaper serving the African American community has been digitized for researchers, students, and historians.

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Memory Kits

These activities provide a meaningful way to maintain attention, fine motor skills, coordination, communication, and more.

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Kanopy Kids

Stream a diverse selection of educational and entertaining content, including movies, TV series, animated storybooks, and more.


Our Mission: The Akron-Summit County Public Library provides resources for learning and leisure, information services, meeting spaces, and programs for all ages that support, improve, and enrich individual, family, and community life.