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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.

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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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Resources

Ready to get started? Below we've provided links to Akron-Summit County Public Library books, magazines and databases to help support you during your Mind, Body & Sole journey this summer.

Books

Picture Books for Children

A Hop Is Up
Kristy Dempsey

Good Morning Yoga
Mariam Gates

Good Night Yoga
Mariam Gates

Rhoda’s Rock Hunt
Molly Beth Griffin

A Morning With Grandpa
Syliva Liu

Spunky Little Monkey
Bill Martin, Jr.

Yoga Bunny
Brian Russo

Bringing The Outside In
Mary McKenna Siddals

Hop, Hop Jump!
Lauren Thompson

Non-Fiction Books for Children

Exercise!
Katie Marisco

Hiking
Allan Morey

Juvenile Audio

Books for Teens

Books for Adults

Magazines

Magazines are a great resource for finding more information on health, walking, and exercise. The Akron-Summit County Public Library offers a large selection of both print and digital publications.

* Also available as digital magazines through RBdigital on the Library's catalog website

Databases

Health and wellness databases offer unique insight and provide interesting articles that you may find helpful as you begin your Mind, Body & Sole summer reading program.

Partners

It’s what we’re all about! The mission of the Akron-Summit County Public Library is to provide resources for learning and leisure and programs for all ages that support, improve, and enrich individual, family, and community life. Through Akron-Summit County Public Library’s Main Library, 18 branches, and 2 bookmobiles, and the generous support of our partner organizations—Summit MetroParks, the Akron Marathon, Summit County Public Health District, and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park—residents in urban and suburban communities are enjoying a more active summer through their participation in Mind, Body & Sole: Read At Your Own Pace.

2018 Mind, Body & Sole Program Partners

To learn more about our program partners, visit them online through the links below.

Supporters

Now is the right time to take that first step toward a happier and healthier you! The Library’s Mind, Body, & Sole: Read At Your Own Pace reading and wellness program attracts over 11,000 participants every summer, with patrons reading and exercising community wide. Through the generosity of our supporters—Akron Rubber Ducks, Akron Community Foundation, Akron Children’s Hospital, Akron General, Summa Health System, Friends of Main Library, First Book, and Rubber City McDonalds--the Library encourages residents to make the components of total well-being of the mind and body a part of their daily lives.

2018 Mind, Body & Sole Program Supporters

To learn more about our program supporters, visit them online through the links below.

Mind, Body, & Sole: Libraries Rock!

MindBodySoleLogoMark BlueLineJune 4 – July 28, 2018

Make reading and exercise a part of your day—every day. Both have the power to brighten your spirit, stimulate your imagination and improve your health.

Mind, Body & Sole: Libraries Rock! is a reading/wellness experience for the whole family to enjoy. You’re more likely to read and exercise if it’s convenient--Mind, Body & Sole is so easy, it practically runs itself.

Register now at your nearest Akron-Summit County Public Library, and receive your Mind, Body & Sole reading/exercise log and pedometer. Now you’re ready to get started! From June 4-July 28, check off each day you read on your reading log. As you reach reading milestones, you’ll be rewarded with fun incentives and be entered into drawings for great prizes.

Choose to Live Active Also!

On your exercise log, record each day you participate in a movement activity—running, walking, bicycling, yoga, gardening, outside play, physical therapy, and more. When you have reached 26 days of exercise AND 26 days of reading, you will receive a Mind, Body & Sole T-shirt and have the chance to be entered into our Grand Prize Drawing.

Take the first step to a happier, more productive life.

Download the 2018 Mind, Body & Sole PDF Flyer