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    HOW WILL YOU
    CELEBRATE

    The Akron-Summit County Public Library invites you to celebrate Black History Month with these free programs across our branch locations.

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    HAPPY
    ANNIVERSARY

    Help celebrate Springfield-Lakemore Branch Library's first anniversary on Saturday, February 16 from 2:00pm - 4:00pm.

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    DISCOVER
    BLACK HISTORY

    The Library has vast resources about Black History Month and the role of African Americans in U.S. History. Celebrate this rich history with these materials.

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    HERE'S LOOKING
    AT YOU, KID

    The Fortunato Film School presents Casablanca on Sunday, February 17 at 2:00 pm in the Main Library Auditorium. Join Akron native Joe Fortunato for a post-screening discussion.

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    EXERCISE &
    HEALTH

    Start the year fresh with new health & exercise goals. From yoga to Tai Chi and meditation, let the library help with these upcoming programs.

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    ACT
    PRACTICE TESTS

    A new year means getting ready for new endeavors – including college! Find exam prep resources here to help you for the next step in education.

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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

New Akron Library Mobile App
Article Published: December 26, 2018
Take the Library with you anywhere you go with the updated Akron Library mobile app Akron-Summit County Public Library is... Read More...
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture
Article Published: January 02, 2019
Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 2 pm in Main Library Auditorium   Read More...
Fortunato Film School Presents It’s A Wonderful Life
Article Published: November 26, 2018
The Fortunato Film School Presents It’s A Wonderful Life on Wednesday, December 5 at 6:30 pm in the Main Library... 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

Visit the Main Library Page

Summer/Fall Paws for Reading

June–December 2017

Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to our doggie pals. Bring a book from home or read one of ours! Not reading yet? Our dogs’ human pals will read to you. This is a great way for children to practice their literacy skills and gain more confidence in reading aloud. Children of all ages are welcome. No registration is needed.

Mondays

Goodyear
June 12, July 10, August 14, September 11, October 9, November 13, December 11
4 pm

Tuesdays

Nordonia Hills
June 13, July 11, August 8, September 12, October 10, November 14, December 12
6:45 pm

North Hill
June 6, 20, July 18, August 1, 15
11:30 am

Wednesdays

Mogadore
August 16, September 6, 20, October 4, 18, November 1, 15
3:30 pm

North Hill
September 13, 27, October 11, 25, November 8, December 13
3 pm

Norton
June 7, 21, July 19, August 2, 16, September 6, 20, October 4, 18, November 1, 15, December 6
4 pm

Thursdays

Northwest Akron
September 7, 21, October 5, 19, November 2, 16, December 7, 21
4 pm

Saturdays

Children’s Library (@ Main Library)
August 12, September 9, October 14, November 11, December 9
11 am

Ellet
August 26, September 30, October 28, November 25
Noon

Fairlawn-Bath
August 5, 19, September 2, 16, October 7, 21, November 4, 18, December 2, 16
10:30 am

Firestone Park
September 16, October 14, November 11, December 16
Noon

Green
September 9, October 7, November 4
Noon

Kenmore
August 19, September 16, October 21,November 18, December 16
12:30 pm

Maple Valley
August 12, September 16, October 14, November 11, December 16
2 pm

Northwest Akron
August 19, September 16, October 21, November 18, December 16
2 pm

Norton
August 19, September 16, October 21, November 18, December 16
10:30 am

Portage Lakes
August 5, September 2, October 7, November 11, December 9
2 pm

Richfield
August 5, 19, September 16, October 7, 21, November 4, 18, December 2
10:30 am