The Library offers opportunities for your family to create, connect, explore and learn! Prepare young learners for school at story times, get free homework help, stream age-appropriate movies and music, attend family-friendly events, explore our Library of Things, and so much more.

Mother reading to toddler

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program is a fun way to develop early literacy skills nd help your kids develop a love for reading.

Storywalk sign in the woods


Currently the Akron-Summit County Public Library system has two permanent StoryWalk® trails located in Richfield and Bath.

Toddler smiling

Join us for a Story Time

Build early literacy and social skills through songs, stories, puppets, music, and playtime. Virtual and in-person options are available.


Research Tools & Homework Help


Databases are digital collections of newspaper and magazine articles, books, and journals that offer reputable information on a variety of topics. These resources can be used for homework assignments, writing papers, and exploring interests.

Free online tutoring is available for students of all ages. Connect virtually with a real person to get homework help, submit a paper for review and editing help, or access ACT and SAT study guides and practice tests.  Available 12 pm-12 am daily.

Science Projects

High school and middle school students and parents can learn all about it at these free clinics sponsored by the Akron-Summit County Public Library, the Akron Council of Engineering and Scientific Societies (ACESS), and the NEOH STEM Alliance.

Digital Media


Discover thousands of ebooks, digital magazines, and digital audiobooks for all ages.


Gain access to ebooks, digital audiobooks, television shows, movies, and digital comics through Hoopla.


Kanopy Kids provides access to popular and award-winning content for children.


Children’s ebooks, audiobooks, and language learning books for preschoolers through grade school.

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.