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Summer Reading

Make reading a part of your day — every day. Summer Reading is a fun activity for you to enjoy all season long!

Outback Ray

Events for Kids

Enjoy storytelling, exotic animals, bubbles magic, music, and more! All events are FREE and family-friendly.

Tech Zone @ Main


Recording studios, laser engraver, vinyl printer, green screen room, design computers, button/magnet maker, and more available for free or little cost!

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Novelist Plus

Find fiction, nonfiction, audiobooks, and more reading recommendations for adults, teens, and children.

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Accessibility Library

The Accessibility Library is proud to help you ensure that guests and staff at your events can fully participate in your performances and gatherings.

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A self-directed activity for people of all ages to read an illustrated children’s book displayed in stages along a short outdoor trail.

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Birds of the World

Birds of the World is the most comprehensive reference for the life histories of over 10,000 bird species.


Our Mission: The Akron-Summit County Public Library provides resources for learning and leisure, information services, meeting spaces, and programs for all ages that support, improve, and enrich individual, family, and community life.