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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

Visit the Main Library Page

Authors & Speakers

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

The Silent Storm - John Boykin

Green Branch Library - Community Room
Monday, March 04: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Author to discuss his book The Silent Storm about his daughter's fight with cancer.

Maternal Failure - Barb Baltrinic

Tallmadge Branch Library - Community Room
Monday, March 04: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Barb Baltrinic discusses her newest book, Maternal Failure: A Memoir

“Off the Page” Author Series - Brian Castner

Firestone Park Branch Library - Community Room
Tuesday, March 05: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
The nonfiction writer, former Explosive Ordnance Disposal officer, and veteran of the Iraq War discusses his new book Disappointment River

The Freedom to Thrive After Trauma - Margaret Vasquez

Nordonia Hills Branch Library - Fenton Room
Thursday, March 14: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Margaret Vasquez discusses her recent book More Than Words: The Freedom to Thrive After Trauma

Beginner Writer Program - From Our Front Porches

Green Branch Library - Community Room
Saturday, March 16: 10:30am - 12:30pm
Lauren Burnett, Center for Inner Quality, will discuss beginning writing techniques.

World War II Akron - Tim Carroll

Goodyear Branch Library - Community Room
Monday, March 18: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Tim Carroll discusses his new book. Learn about how Summit County served in the war effort.

World War II Akron - Tim Carroll

Nordonia Hills Branch Library - Fenton Room
Tuesday, March 19: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tim Carroll discusses his new book. Learn about how Summit County served in the war effort.

World War II Akron - Tim Carroll

Main Library - Meeting Room 2AB
Monday, March 25: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Tim Carroll discusses his new book. Learn about how Summit County served in the war effort.

I Will Find You - Joanna Connors

Main Library - Meeting Room 2AB
Wednesday, March 27: 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Plain Dealer columnist Joanna Powers will share passages from her book I Will Find You: A Reporter Investigates the Life of the Man Who Raped Her.
Content Warning: This program will share the experiences of a survivor of sexual violence.

World War II Akron - Tim Carroll

Green Branch Library - Community Room
Saturday, March 30: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Tim Carroll discusses his new book. Learn about how Summit County served in the war effort.


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