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Trauma-Informed Education

Students of all ages are returning to classrooms, both virtually and physically, and teachers are not only managing academic concerns but the emotional and social needs of their students. Akron-Summit County Public Library education databases provide access to informative articles about trauma-informed care and practice in schools that can help educators gain a greater understanding of students' needs after the stressful events of this year.

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Back to School Resources Available at Your Library

It’s that time again, but this year is looking a lot different. Whether you are going back to school virtually or in person, we have you covered! With an Akron-Summit County Public Library card, students have access to many online resources to help make this school year a success!

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Planting Fall Vegetables

Late August is a great time to plant some seeds. There are still plenty of warm days ahead, but our nights are usually cooler, and we often have more rainfall than we do earlier in the summer. While it’s too late to start the real heat lovers like tomatoes and peppers, or vegetables that take a long time to mature like corn or winter squash, there are plenty other vegetables you can plant.

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Spice Up Your Day with Offbeat Shows from Hoopla!

It’s easy to feel stuck in a rut while heeding the call to stay at home during a health crisis. A phone or video call to friends or family can brighten your day, but there are sleepless nights and dining hours when that won’t do. Why not explore with me what hoopla has to offer?

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Staying Safe—Together!

In order to provide an environment that is as safe as possible for staff and for customers, face coverings will be required when our buildings reopen on July 27. This requirement will be in place for the duration of the public health emergency. Exceptions will be made for individuals with a medical exemption from wearing a face covering. Additionally, children under the age of two (2) are not required to wear a face covering. Individuals must wear face coverings over both their nose and mouth. Disposable face masks and hand sanitizer will be available at Library location entrances. Library staff will be wearing face coverings as required by a State of Ohio public health order.

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Auto-Renewal of Library Items

The Library recently launched a new auto-renewal service.  Most borrowed items now renew automatically, up to five times, making it easier for customers to keep borrowed materials longer.  Customers should note that not all items will auto-renew, so it is important to continue to monitor library accounts and due dates via the Library website, mobile app, or by contacting the Library.

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