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    CALL FOR
    MAKERS!

    Apply today to be part of the 2018 Akron Mini Maker Faire. Applications can be submitted until Wednesday, August 22.

    AMMF 2018
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    SOCIALIZE WITH
    NEEDLE WORK

    Enjoy a social setting while working on your needlework projects or making items to be donated to community agencies.

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    MUSIC! MUSIC!
    MUSIC!

    Music performance, and music history and appreciation, at the Library!

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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”.

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

Northwest Akron Branch Library and Recreation Center Anniversary Concert & Ice Cream Social
Article Published: July 19, 2018
Join us for our annual celebration on Tuesday, August 7 from 6-9 pm at the Northwest Akron Recreation Center with the AKRON... Read More...
Norton Bicentennial Celebration
Article Published: July 05, 2018
The Norton Branch Library plays a role in honoring our community’s important milestone! Read More...
Akron-Summit County Public Library, MIT Media Lab partner to build food computer
Article Published: June 25, 2018
Learn about our Personal Food Computer, a project of the Public Library Innovation Exchange (PLIX). PLIX was created by the... 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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Kits for Kids

Are you looking for an easy way to introduce your toddler or preschooler to early literacy skills through theme-based learning? Kits for Kids are a quick way to check out all five of the essential early literacy skills identified by researchers as most beneficial in preparing children to learn: Read, Write, Talk, Sing, and Play—all in one bag!

Kits for Kids are theme-based, early childhood learning resources that are selected by librarians and packaged in one convenient bag for easy checkout. These Kits are a great educational resource for toddlers and preschoolers along with their parents, caregivers, and teachers. Each Kit includes: six books centered on a topic or theme, a DVD or CD related to the same theme, a toy or puzzle on theme, and an activity sheet full of suggestions to extend your child’s learning.

Kits are available for check out in many library locations. If you cannot find the title you are looking for, ask a library staff member to place a hold on the title for you. The following Kits are available in various locations in our system. Please call the library at (330) 643-9050 or check the library's catalog for a complete Kits for Kids listings with locations and availability.

Kit Topics

  • ABC's
  • Adoption
  • Adventure
  • Alligators & Crocodiles
  • Apples
  • Art
  • Babies
  • Babysitters
  • Bears
  • Bedtime
  • Being Sick
  • Birthdays
  • Books are Fun
  • Bugs
  • Children of the World
  • Circus
  • Clothes
  • Colors
  • Community Helpers
  • Concepts
  • Counting
  • Dance
  • Death
  • Dental Health
  • Dinosaurs
  • Divorce
  • Environment
  • Explore
  • Families
  • Farms
  • Fathers
  • Fears
  • Feelings
  • Food
  • Friends
  • Frogs
  • Growing Up
  • Gardens
  • Grandparents
  • I am African-American
  • I am Asian-American
  • I am Hispanic-American
  • I am Jewish-American
  • I Can
  • Imagination
  • Jungle
  • Machines
  • Manners
  • Mice
  • Mother Goose
  • Mothers
  • Moving
  • Music
  • My Body
  • Neighbors
  • New Baby
  • Old Favorites
  • Pets
  • Safety
  • School
  • Sea Life
  • Seasons
  • Self Esteem
  • Senses
  • Siblings
  • Silly Stuff
  • Sounds
  • Special Children
  • Sports
  • Step-families
  • Time
  • Toilet Training
  • Transportation
  • Trees & Plants
  • Trips
  • Urban Living
  • Water
  • Weather
  • Working Moms
  • Zoo

Toddler Kit Topics

  • Animals
  • Bedtime
  • Family
  • Food
  • Transportation