The Akron Marathon will take place on Saturday, September 29 and both Main Library and Highland Square Branch will open at Noon instead of 10 a.m. that day.

akronMarathonThe late opening will help library customers avoid traffic disruptions in the Highland Square area that are anticipated with the FirstEnergy Akron Marathon, Half Marathon & Team Relay.

There are a number of road closures around Main Library for the Akron Marathon.  The ones that directly impact Main Library are:

  • S. Main St. Between Market St. and Exchange St. – closed 4:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • S. High St. Between Martin Luther King Blvd. and E. Bowery St. – closed 6:50 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • Broadway St. Between Martin Luther King Blvd. and E. Exchange St. 7:25 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
  • Market St. Between Summit St. and Merriman Rd. – closed 8:00 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.
  • W. Market St Between Portage Path and S. Main St (eastbound lanes only) closed 8:45 a.m.-1:10 p.m.

Please use these links to see maps of the Marathon routes, which should be helpful as you plan your trip to Main Library or Highland Square on September 29.