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    TAKE THE LIBRARY
    WHEREVER YOU GO

    The Akron-Summit County Public Library is pleased to announce a NEW mobile app to make access to your library’s resources even easier!

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    2019 MLK
    LECTURE

    We’re pleased to present Carl Westmoreland as the 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. lecturer on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 2 pm.

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    GAMES &
    PUZZLES

    With colder weather, our thoughts turn to indoor pursuits. Come try your hand at our many game and puzzle events – a great way to beat the chill and meet new friends!

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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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    STEM, CODING &
    ROBOTS! OH MY!

    Bring your child to the library to enhance their science, math, and technology skills the fun way! Programs for Kindergarten-high school.

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    AUTHORS &
    SPEAKERS

    Our library presents a diverse and ongoing calendar of speakers, including notable local authors and engaging specialists for every audience.

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    KIDS & FAMILIES
    ENJOY MOVIES

    Are your children a little bored when it’s cold and school is closed?  Bring them to the library to enjoy some movies.

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    PLAN FOR YOUR
    FINANCIAL FUTURE

    Learn about planning your finances for now and for your future. Experts will speak on budgeting, debt, retirement and other financial topics.

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    BUILD YOUR
    CAREER

    Your library offers classes on computers, invention, resumes, research skills, and coding.  Come see how they can enhance your career skills!

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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”.

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DATABASES

Research? We have you covered! Select any of our web-based reference databases for all of your research needs.

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DIGITAL MEDIA

Borrow free TV shows, movies, ebooks, audiobooks, comics, and music with your ASCPL library card.

Digital Media

Library News

IMAGE 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...
IMAGE Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture
Article Published: January 02, 2019
Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 2 pm in Main Library Auditorium We’re pleased to present Carl Westmoreland, Senior Historian... 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

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Calling all Foodies: Cooking Programs for the Whole Family!

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January 23

Odom Boulevard Branch Library: Teen Cupcake Wars!
Compete against your friends to decorate creative cupcakes based on the mystery theme. We'll provide the supplies and the creation is left up to you! Please register in advance by calling 330-434-8726 or by stopping at the branch.
3:30 to 5 pm

Goodyear Brach Library: What’s Cookin’ – Appetizers Even Guys Will Love!
Join Tonya to sample and learn some great appetizer recipes that appeal to guys and gals alike. Class size is limited to 25 adult/teen (16 & over) participants. Register by calling or emailing: 330-784-7522 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
6:30 pm

January 25

Mogadore Branch Library: Cookbook Club
Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes or cooking techniques? join fellow foodies for our cookbook club. This month, we are talking about literary themed books and recipes! there will be food samples/activities! browse our collection, try out some of the recipes, and join the group to discuss your successes and mishaps.
6 pm

January 27

Main Library, Children’s: History And Sampling Of African-American Soul Food
with Keon Reed; please pre-register by calling 330.643.9050.
2 pm

February 5

Fairlawn-Bath Library: Chinese New Year Celebration!
Greet the year of the dog at the library with chinese food samples, paper lantern making and a chopstick challenge competition. For grades 4-12. Please call 330-666-4888 or stop by the library to register.
6 pm

February 14

Green Branch Library: Cookbook Club
Love reading cookbooks and sampling recipes? then join us each month as we pick a theme and prepare dishes to share. Check out our library display for each month’s theme and cookbooks, or use your own recipes. Enjoy some good food, discussion and fun.
6:30 pm

February 22

Mogadore Branch Library: Cookbook Club
Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes or cooking techniques? join fellow foodies for our cookbook club. This month, we are talking about bread books and recipes! there will be food samples/activities! browse our collection, try out some of the recipes, and join the group to discuss your successes and mishaps.
6 pm

February 24

Maple Valley Branch Library: Jr. Chef!
Grades K-6 put on your chef hat and apron and prepare to cook up some delicious treats! we will be making mini corn dog muffins, cheesy nachos, and an eiffel tower cookie sundae. Registration is required.
2 to 3 pm