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    ON YOUR MARK
    GET SET... READ!

    Mind, Body & Sole summer reading program begins June 5 – July 29, 2017. Register and enjoy making reading and exercise a part of your day!

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    BORROW, BAKE, ENJOY-
    CAKE PANS FOR LOAN

    This new library collection contains over 50 cake pans that you can check out for two weeks with your library card.

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    LIBRARY SCENE
    GOODYEAR

    In Library Scene, our Goodyear library staff talks about the spaces where patrons come to write, read, think and learn.

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    DISCOVERING YOUR
    MILITARY ANCESTORS

    Featuring Eric Johnson and Michael Strauss
    Saturday, August 5 from 9:30 am to 4 pm
    Main Library Auditorium

    Discover your Military Ancestors program
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    MIND, BODY & SOLE:
    BRAIN FITNESS

    Unravel the Mystery! Solve The Puzzle! Exercise Your Brain!
    Check out these brain fitness programs coming to a branch location near you!

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    SUMMER
    MUSIC EVENTS

    Join us for the musical events coming to a branch location near you or worth the trip to another branch.

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    SEED
    SHARING

    Our locally appropriate heirloom seed collection at the Akron-Summit County Public Library is growing and coming to branch libraries.

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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”.

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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 Borrow, Bake, Enjoy – Cake Pans for Loan from Your Library
Article Published: July 12, 2017
Baking a cake for a special occasion is now easy as pie, thanks to the new collection of cake pans available at the... Read More...
Save the Date – The Akron Mini Maker Faire Returns to Main Library November 11
Article Published: June 23, 2017
Create, learn, discover, and play at the 5th annual Akron Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, November 11, noon to 4 pm. Read More...
View the Solar Eclipse at Main Library August 21
Article Published: June 19, 2017
On Monday, August 21, a rare astronomical event will fill the Akron skies. Read More...

Connect with ASCPL

Stay connected with the Akron-Summit County Public Library by following us on Facebook & Twitter.

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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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Teens - Volunteer At A Library Near You

Ellet Branch Library
Monday, July 31, 10 am-help with the summer reading program carnival.

Main Library
Volunteen Day Thursday, July 20, 2-4 pm

Nordonia Hills Branch Library
Tuesdays, June 13, 27, July 11, 25, August 8,22, 3:30 pm-a variety of volunteer activities.

Northwest Akron BranchNorthwest Akron Branch
Friday, June 9, 4 pm-orientation program to volunteer as a Mind, Body, & Sole summer reading volunteer.

Portage Lakes Branch Library
Friday, May 26, 4:30 pm and Tuesday, May 30 6 pm-orientation meetings.
Mondays, June 19, July 17, 5:30-7:30 pm-engage in a variety of volunteer activities.

Richfield Branch Library
Interested in volunteering at the library this summer? Come to one of the ½ hour VolunTEEN Training sessions. Sessions will be held on:
Friday, June 2, 2:00 pm
Monday, June 5 at 11 am and 2 pm
Tuesday, June 6 at 2 pm or 7 pm
Wednesday, June 7 at 12 noon or 3 pm

Find out more about these programs by visiting our Events calendar today.