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    Join us on Saturday, July 20 from 12-4:00 pm at Main Library. Cosplay Contests, Featured Speakers, Arts, Crafts, and much more!

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    Fiction writer Nafissa Thompson-Spires and poet Monica Youn will discuss writing diverse female stories, from girlhood to motherhood, that women can actually see themselves in.

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    Explore the world of animals at some of our Mind, Body, and Sole programs at a branch location close to you!

    Animal Programs
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    Check out our Out of the World programs about Space! Programs for all ages to commemorate the 50th anniversary of man landing on the moon!



Browse bestsellers, movies, music and other titles just added to the library catalog! Formerly known as “Featured Item Lists”.

New & Notable


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


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

Digital Media

Library News

IMAGE Mind, Body & Sole Registration begins on June 3
Article Published: May 07, 2019
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Article Published: March 27, 2019
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Harvest for Hunger
Article Published: March 28, 2019
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Locations & Hours

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Main Library

60 South High Street, Akron, Ohio 44326

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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October can be a Scary Month

Main Library
Ohio Researchers of Banded Spirits
Saturday, October 6, 10:30 am

Spooky, Hands-On Science Café
Learn how to make a ghost fly, a vacuum cannon go Boom! Ooblecks, and more. Learn more about this program.
Saturday, October 27, 10:30 am

Ellet Branch Library
Tales from Beyond
Tuesday, October 23, 6 pm

Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library
Monsters are Universal: Silver Screams in Hollywood’s Golden Age
Tuesday, October 16, 6:30 pm

Goodyear Branch Library
Scared Silly
Tuesday, October 30, 12:30 pm

Green Branch Library
The Vampire Talk
Thursday, October 11, 6:30 pm

Nordonia Hills Branch Library
The Spirits Speak - Thursday, October 4, 7 pm
Monsters are Universal: Silver Screams in Hollywood’s Golden Age - Thursday, October 18, 7 pm

Norton Branch Library
Ghost Stories of the Civil War - Monday, October 15, 6 pm
Tarot Card - Thursday, October 18, 6 pm

Odom Branch Library
Halloween Fun with Psychic Medium Laura Lyn
Saturday, October 27, 2 pm

Portage Lakes Branch Library
The Spirits Speak: An oral Presentation and Display of Antique Spirit Artifacts
Wednesday, October 17, 6 pm

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