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Library News

Norton Bicentennial Celebration
Article Published: July 05, 2018
The Norton Branch Library plays a role in honoring our community’s important milestone! Read More...
Akron-Summit County Public Library, MIT Media Lab partner to build food computer
Article Published: June 25, 2018
Learn about our Personal Food Computer, a project of the Public Library Innovation Exchange (PLIX). PLIX was created by the... Read More...
An Evening with Thrity Umrigar on Thursday, July 19, 2018
Article Published: June 19, 2018
The Main Event Speaker Series, an author series featuring prominent voices from the worlds of literature, the arts, politics... Read More...


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Main Library

60 South High Street, Akron, Ohio 44326

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.