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    YOUR LIBRARY IS
    SENSORY-INCLUSIVE

    The Library and KultureCity have joined forces to make a visit to the library a great experience for all of our customers, including those with sensory-processing needs.

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    FILM
    SCREENING

    Tuesday, October 30, 7 pm
    Akron-Summit County Public Library - Main Library Auditorium

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    DO YOU
    SUDOKU?

    Join local Sudoku enthusiasts in our annual tournament on Saturday, November 3 from 1-4 pm at Main Library. Prizes are awarded to the top three finalists.

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    OCTOBER CAN BE
    A SCARY MONTH

    Getting scared at this time of year is just part of the fun, right? If you think so, join us for some of these programs-Speakers, Movies, and Tales-oh my!

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    CREATING
    FOR TEENS

    Teens, come to a library near you to express yourself through art. Take part in these writing and visual arts programs.

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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 Lost Voices of The Great War Film Screening
Article Published: October 19, 2018
Tuesday, October 30, 7 pm - Main Library Auditorium Read More...
Free After Hours Event for Genealogists at Main Library
Article Published: October 01, 2018
Akron, OH – Area genealogists are invited to mingle with fellow researchers and uncover the details of their ancestry at... Read More...
Norton Branch Late Opening
Article Published: September 28, 2018
Norton Branch Library will open at 11 am Saturday, October 6. The late opening will help library customers avoid traffic... Read More...

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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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Odom Boulevard Branch Library

Address:
600 Vernon Odom Boulevard
Akron, Ohio 44307

Phone: 330.434.8726
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Branch Manager:
Theresa Boware
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About the Branch

Local artist Woodrow Nash created two murals for the Odom Branch Library, celebrating the lives and ideas of African-American leaders and pioneers—Martin Luther King, Jr., Frederick Douglass, Malcolm X, Sojourner Truth, Helen Arnold, Ed Davis, Shirla McClain, Martin Chapman, Horace Stewart, and Vernon Odom. Odom Branch Library's extensive collection of African-American fiction, non-fiction, gospel music, and more also celebrates the contribution of African-American writers and artists. Additionally, the shelves of the branch contain a large collection of religious and spiritual titles, and the best of contemporary fiction and non-fiction genres.

Odom Branch Library is a destination place for the community. Computers and computer classes, WiFi printing, scanning, copying, and faxing are services important to all, including emerging entrepreneurs and returning students. Programming affords customers of all ages an opportunity to learn through exploration in community with others. From the partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs' I-Strive afterschool program to exercise for adult wellness, from crafting to hands-on exploration of NatureConnect topics and themes for all ages, Odom Branch Library is a one-stop spot for the educational and entertainment interests of all of its neighbors. Look for Odom staff out and about in the community—at schools, at community centers, at community organization meetings—visit us at the branch today.

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