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    EXPLORE NATURE
    AT THE LIBRARY

    Come explore aspects of nature that are all around us. Learn how to work with the iNaturalist app to record and learn about flora and fauna in your backyard.

    iNaturalist
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    YOUTH ARTS
    SHOWCASE

    Saturday, April 27, 2018
    10 am - 4 pm
    Main Library Auditorium

    YouthArtsShowcase
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    FEED PEOPLE.
    FIGHT HUNGER.

    1 in 6 Northeast Ohians struggle with hunger. You can help the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank by donating food at your local library branch location.

    Harvest for Hunger 2019 campaign
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    CELEBRATE NATIONAL
    POETRY MONTH

    Discover a wide variety of poets and poems from the Akron-Summit County Public Library collection during this literary celebration.

    Poetry Week
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    LET'S GO
    TO THE MOVIES

    Enjoy free films at a library near you!

    UpcomingMovies

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

IMAGE Libraries = Strong Communities: Celebrate National Library Week April 7-13, 2019
Article Published: March 27, 2019
National Library Week is an annual celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians, and library workers... Read More...
Harvest for Hunger
Article Published: March 28, 2019
The Akron-Summit County Public Library will be a collection site for Harvest for Hunger donations during the month of... Read More...
Library of Things at the Akron-Summit County Public Library
Article Published: February 25, 2019
Libraries have been loaning books for it seems like forever, and music and DVDs for just about as long.  But,... 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

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Steam, Stem, coding and 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.

Mechanical Engineering: Catapult!

Green Branch Library - Community Room
Saturday, January 19: 10:30am - 12:30pm
Join us for another day of hands-on fun and building inspiration with Engineering for Kids.

STEM Club - With Sylvan Learning Center

Maple Valley Branch Library - Community Room
Thursday, January 24: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Children will have fun creating and animating robots, while also learning the basic concepts of design, programming, and coding.

Maker Day - STEM & STEAM DIY Creation

Mogadore Branch Library - Community Room
Wednesday, January 30: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ever played a keyboard made of bananas? Program squishy circuits? Have robots battle each other? Teach Ozobots to run through Mazes? Try all these and more at our monthly MakerSpace!

Girls Who Code

Richfield Branch Library - Community Room
Thursday, January 31: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Girls will learn simple code in this five-week course.


To learn more about programs like this, please visit our online calendar.