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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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Black History Month

The Akron-Summit County Public Library invites you to celebrate Black History Month with these free programs across our branch locations.

Who Inspired You? - Local leaders share their recipe for success

Main Library - Auditorium
Saturday, February 09: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Local leaders will share their recipe for success by answering the following questions: Who inspired you?

The Akron African United Front Book Discussion Group

Maple Valley Branch Library - Community Room
Thursday, February 14: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
An opportunity to share your opinions on how history affects our worldviews in today’s society. Read and analyze books that are rich in African American culture and history.

Author Talk: Dr. Bernard E. Powers, Jr. - We Are Charleston: Tragedy and Triumph at Mother Emanuel

Main Library - Auditorium
Saturday, February 16: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Join us for a discussion of We Are Charleston: Tragedy and Triumph at Mother Emanuel. Dr. Bernard E. Powers, Jr., Professor Emeritus of History at the College of Charleston in South Carolina.

African-American Author Read-In

Odom Boulevard Branch Library - Community Room
Monday, February 18: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Join us from 10 am to 8 pm for our African-American Read-In! Choose from our large selection of books written by African American authors and illustrators.

Sojourner Speaks, a One-Woman Play - Presented by The Illusion Factory

Main Library - Auditorium
Saturday, February 23: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Join us as we celebrate the woman who is a pillar of activism and who spoke right here in Akron, Ohio at the Women's Convention on May 29, 1851.

The Emancipation Proclamation

Tallmadge Branch Library - Community Room
Tuesday, February 26: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us to learn more about President Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation.