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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 .

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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”.

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Databases by Subject or Databases A-Z


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Library News

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Article Published: March 27, 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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Upcoming Author Visits

Join us for these visits by local authors!

Bad Boys, Bad Times - Cleveland Indians & Baseball in the Prewar Years

Goodyear Branch Library - Community Room
Monday, April 15: 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Baseball historian Scott Longert will talk about his newest book and the exciting prewar years of baseball.

World War II Akron by Tim Carroll - Author Talk

Ellet Branch Library - Community Room
Tuesday, April 23: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Local Author Tim Carroll will discuss his book World War II Akron which has many great pictures and stories including many from Summit County and the Goodyear blimps.

Off the Page Author Series - Scott Longert Author Visit

Firestone Park Branch Library - Community Room
Tuesday, April 23: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Cleveland Indians historian Scott Longert visits the Firestone Park Branch Library to discuss his latest book Bad Times, Bad Boys, about the Indians in the prewar years, 1939-1944.

World War II Akron by Tim Carroll - Author Talk

Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library - McDowell Community Room
Thursday, May 02: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Local author Tim Carroll talks about and signs copies of his new book World War II Akron.

Jennifer A. Nielsen Author Event

Northwest Akron Branch Library - Children's Alcove
Thursday, May 02: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Author, Jennifer Nielsen will be speaking about formulating a novel idea to getting it published.

Local Author Talk - Wade Meyer

Tallmadge Branch Library - Community Room
Monday, May 06: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Join Wade Meyer as he discusses his book "What Shall I Bring?"

World War II Akron by Tim Carroll - Author Talk

Portage Lakes Branch Library - Community Room
Saturday, May 11: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
World War II Akron tells the stories of the men who served from Summit County and includes over 100 rare photographs. Books available for purchase and author signing following the presentation.

Author Sharon Hatfield - Enchanted Ground: The Spirit Room of Jonathan Koons

Main Library - Meeting Room 2AB
Saturday, May 18: 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Award-winning journalist and nonfiction writer Sharon Hatfield shares the story of Jonathan Koons, a 19th century farmer-spiritualist from southern Ohio.

Mark J. Price “This Place, This Time” - A presentation on Summit County history

Richfield Branch Library - Community Room
Monday, May 20: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Join Mark J. Price, feature writer for the Akron Beacon Journal for a presentation on Summit County history.