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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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    LET'S GO
    TO THE MOVIES

    Enjoy free films at a library near you!

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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


main library

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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Author! Author! @ the Library!

AuthorProgramsAvid readers—meet the author!

Highland Square Branch Library
Kate Birdsall, THE FLATS
Tuesday, May 22, 6:30 pm

Maple Valley Branch Library
Jewell Jones Poetry Program

Tuesday, April 24, 1:30 pm

Norton Branch Library
Scott Longert, NO MONEY, NO BEER, NO PENNANTS: THE CLEVELAND INDIANS AND BASEBALL IN THE GREAT DEPRESSION

Monday, April 23, 6 pm

Richfield Branch Library
D.M. Pulley, THE UNCLAIMED VICTIM

Wednesday, May 2, 6:30 pm

And for the author in you…

Green Branch Library
Writing Workshop: More Than Just the Facts. Making Children’s and Teen Nonfiction Fun

Saturday, May 12, 2 pm

Nordonia Hills Branch Library
Monthly Adult Writers' Group
3rd Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m.

Main Library (Meeting Room 1)
Poetry Hour

Saturdays, April 14, May 12, 3 pm

And for young people:

Firestone Park Branch Library
Tween Young Writer’s Workshop (Grades 4-8)

Thursday, April 19, 3:30 pm

Green Branch Library
Teen Writers Club

Tuesday, May 1, 6:30 pm

Richfield Branch Library
Find Your Inner Poet on the Carter-Pedigo Trail

Saturday, May 19, 11 am

Springfield-Lakemore Branch Library
Blackout Poetry & Ransom Note Poetry (for Tweens and Teens)

Thursday, April 26, 3:30 pm

Find out more about these programs by visiting our Events calendar today.