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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...

Are You A Library Friend?

Support your local library by joining Friends of the Library. Learn how you can share your time and library enthusiasm with this important volunteer group. Visit your local library’s web page to get started!

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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

Money Smart Week 2018

Mark your calendar for a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. Presented in cooperation with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the American Library Association.

Saturday, April 21

11 am - 12 pm: Financial Literacy

Kathleen Seminatore, Investigator, Summit County Office of Consumer Affairs, will discuss how to improve your credit score, lower your bills, set up a monthly budget, apply for PIPP and HEAP, avoid scams, and much more.
Meeting Room 2AB.

12:15 - 12:45 pm: Financial Empowerment

Angela Lowery, Manager of the Akron Financial Empowerment Center, will explain FREE one-on-one financial coaching services focused on credit score improvement, debt reduction, increased saving and asset building, and banking access. The Financial Empowerment Center is a program of the City of Akron in partnership with United Way of Summit County.
Meeting Room 2AB.

11 am - 1 pm: SHRED IT!

Use this free on-site paper shredding event to purge financial clutter and other documents and help deter identity theft. Outside Main Library on High Street. Limit: 10 copy paper size boxes or 10 kitchen size trash bags.
Sponsored by Brouse McDowell, LPA.

1 - 2 pm: Helpful Assistance from EANDC

Speaker Holly Calhoun from East Akron Neighborhood Development Corporation will speak about possible assistance available for housing, appliances, energy services and even some free things.
Meeting Room 2AB.

Tuesday, April 24

1 - 2 pm: Social Security Benefits

Robert Fenn II, Public Affairs Specialist, Social Security Administration, will answer the following questions: What is the quickest way to file benefits? Can you work and still receive benefits? Do you have to file for Medicare? At what age can you file? Can you file on a previous spouse’s record?
Meeting Room 2AB.

3 - 4:30 pm: Protect Yourself Online

Terry Supancic of AARP will discuss AARP’s Fraud Watch Network. Discover what you should never do on public WiFi, how, why and when to get a security freeze on your credit file, and other tips for protecting yourself from fraud and scams in the cyber world.
Meeting Room 2AB.

No registration necessary. For more information contact the Business and Government Division at 330-643-9020 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..