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    YOUR LIBRARY IS
    SENSORY-INCLUSIVE

    The Library and KultureCity have joined forces to make a visit to the library a great experience for all of our customers, including those with sensory-processing needs.

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    FILM
    SCREENING

    Tuesday, October 30, 7 pm
    Akron-Summit County Public Library - Main Library Auditorium

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    DO YOU
    SUDOKU?

    Join local Sudoku enthusiasts in our annual tournament on Saturday, November 3 from 1-4 pm at Main Library. Prizes are awarded to the top three finalists.

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    OCTOBER CAN BE
    A SCARY MONTH

    Getting scared at this time of year is just part of the fun, right? If you think so, join us for some of these programs-Speakers, Movies, and Tales-oh my!

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    CREATING
    FOR TEENS

    Teens, come to a library near you to express yourself through art. Take part in these writing and visual arts programs.

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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

IMAGE Lost Voices of The Great War Film Screening
Article Published: October 19, 2018
Tuesday, October 30, 7 pm - Main Library Auditorium Read More...
Free After Hours Event for Genealogists at Main Library
Article Published: October 01, 2018
Akron, OH – Area genealogists are invited to mingle with fellow researchers and uncover the details of their ancestry at... Read More...
Norton Branch Late Opening
Article Published: September 28, 2018
Norton Branch Library will open at 11 am Saturday, October 6. The late opening will help library customers avoid traffic... Read More...

OnlineChat

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Akron Library mobile app and take it with you wherever you go.

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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