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    Are you a teacher or home school parent looking for STEM related materials? The Akron Summit County Main Library can assist you with our available STEM kits .

    STEM Kits
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    If you are a middle or high school teacher who is planning to have an entire class read the same book, you may want to reserve a Teen Classroom Set.

    Teen Classroom Sets
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    Browse these titles to take yourself back to the Summer of ’69!

    Times Were A Changin'


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
A reading and wellness experience for the whole family to enjoy. Read More...
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...

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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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Upcoming Gardening Programs

Plant Talk Series: Planting for Pollinators - Attracting pollinators and other garden helpers

Nordonia Hills Branch Library - Fenton Room
Thursday, April 04: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Mindy McCarty, a Summit County Master Gardener, will share tips and tricks for attracting pollinators and other beneficial insects to yards and gardens and living in harmony with them.

Terra Cotta Wind Chimes

Kenmore Branch Library - Community Room
Saturday, April 06: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Age group:  Adults
Event type:   Art & Crafts
Join Cynthia Taylor to make lovely Terra Cotta wind chimes. Space is limited, so please register in person or by phone at 330-745-6126. Registration begins on March 9. 

Afterschool Program - Spring Flower Planting

Kenmore Branch Library - Community Room
Tuesday, April 09: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Plant a flower bulb that you can take home to watch grow! Open to grades K-12.

NatureConnect - Egg Head Planters

Maple Valley Branch Library - Community Room
Friday, April 12: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Age group:  School Age (Grades K-2), School Age (Grades 3-5), Family
Create and decorate silly egg head planters, then plant their hair and watch it grow!

Plant Talk Series: Nature Photography & the iNaturalist App - Use your phone to be a citizen scientist

Nordonia Hills Branch Library - Conference Room
Monday, April 15: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Use your smartphone's camera and the iNaturalist app to record the nature in your own neighborhood and be a citizen scientist.

Afterschool Program - Seeds, Pots, and Plants

Odom Boulevard Branch Library - Community Room
Wednesday, April 17: 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Age group:  School Age (Grades K-2), School Age (Grades 3-5)
Get ready for planting with some growing activities with seeds, paper, and pots.

Nature Photography and the iNaturalist App - Use your phone to be a citizen scientist

Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library - McDowell Community Room
Wednesday, April 17: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Use your smartphone's camera and the iNaturalist app to record the nature in your own neighborhood and be a citizen scientist.

Community Supported Agriculture: Local Food On Your Table

Mogadore Branch Library - Community Room
Thursday, April 18: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Annie Preston will explain the importance of Community Supported Agriculture and give you details on how to join a local CSA. Annie will also discuss other local food suppliers and where to find them.