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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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    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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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

Needle Work Groups

Socialize while working on needlework projects. Enjoy a social setting while working on your needlework projects or making items to be donated to community agencies at the following library locations:

North Hill Branch
Knitting and crochet with everything made donated to local organizations.
Mondays, July 9, 16, 23, 30 at 10:15 am.

Ellet Branch
July 2 and 16 from 3:30 - 5:30 pm.
Meets on the first and third Mondays of the month

Maple Valley Branch
Thursdays in July starting at 6:30 pm

Tallmadge Branch
Knitting and Crochet
Thursdays, July 5 at 3 pm. 

Firestone Park Branch
Knitting and Crochet
Mondays, July 9 and 23 at 6 pm.
Meets on the second and fourth Monday of the month. 

Nordonia Hills Branch
Knitting and Crochet
Tuesdays, July 10, at 6-8 pm.

Springfield-Lakemore Branch
Tuesdays, July 10 and 24, 3:30-5:30.
Meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.

Main Library
Knitting and Crochet
Wednesday July 18, 12-2 pm. Meet in the Stray Dog Café