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    RECOMMENDED
    GIFT GIVING

    Books are the best gift to give this holiday season. Check out this prepared list of great titles and and see if there is something here for your special someone.

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    CRAFTING
    FOR THE SEASON

    Handmade and from the heart for the special people in your life! Gift workshops @ the Library.

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    TIS THE SEASON FOR
    CELEBRATION

    Happiness is coming together to celebrate community. Join us at these events of the season.

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    NOW PLAYING AT A
    LIBRARY NEAR YOU

    As it gets colder outside, bring a friend, bring the kids, and come join us for a movie at the library!

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    MAKE THIS
    HOLIDAY SPECIAL

    Create unique, custom, DIY projects for your friends and family for little to no cost by making holiday decorations and gifts at the TechZone@Main.

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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 An Evening with David Giffels
Article Published: November 30, 2017
Thursday, January 4, 2018 7 pm Main Library Auditorium | 60 S. High St. Read More...
Program Cancelled
Article Published: November 07, 2017
The Main Event program scheduled for Thursday, November 9 at Main Library, featuring author Matt Taibbi, has been... Read More...
Akron Mini Maker Faire Returns Saturday, November 11
Article Published: October 03, 2017
The Akron Mini Maker Faire is Saturday, November 11, noon to 4 pm at Main Library.  Read More...

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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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Now Playing at a Library Near You!

Main Library

The Grinch Who Stole Christmas and Frosty the Snowman in the Children’s Library
December 23 2-3:30 pm

December 26- 29 at 1:30 pm
A different movie every day to keep you and the kids entertained.

The Little Giant
December 7 at 6:30 pm

It’s a Wonderful Life
December 14 at 6 pm

Jumanji
December 21 at 6 pm

Despicable Me 3
December 28 at 6:30 pm

Ellet

Join us for a family friendly movie
December 18 at 10:30 am

Norton

White Christmas
December 15 at 1 pm

Richfield

The Searchers
December 8 at 3 pm

Tallmadge

Frozen
December 28 at 6 pm

Tis The Season…For Celebration

Happiness is coming together to celebrate community. Join us at these events of the season.

Holiday Open Houses

Ellet Branch Library
Thursday, December 7, 5:30 pm

Firestone Park Branch Library
Saturday, December 9, 1:30 pm

Kenmore Branch Library
Saturday, December 2, 10 am

Northwest Akron Branch Library
Saturday, December 9, 1 pm

Odom Branch Library
Kwanzaa Celebration
Thursday, December 14, 4:30 pm

Portage Lakes Branch Library
Saturday, December 9, 1 pm

Tallmadge Branch Library
Saturday, December 9, 2 pm

And Also…

The Holly & The Ivy: Christmas Customs & Traditions

Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library
Thursday, December 7, 7 pm

Miller South Show Choir

Firestone Park Branch Library
Saturday, December 9, 1:30 pm

Stories, Crafts & Cookies

Goodyear Branch Library
Monday, December 11, 6 pm

A Christmas in the Village Location

Mogadore Branch Library
Saturday, December 9, 2 pm

The Holly & The Ivy: Christmas Customs & Traditions

Nordonia Hills Branch Library
Thursday, December 14, 7 pm

Holiday Concert with Curtis Taylor

Nordonia Hills Branch Library
Wednesday, December 20, 7 pm

Patron Appreciation Week

Norton Branch Library
Monday, December 11-Saturday, December 16

Miller South Choir

Odom Branch Library
Monday, December 11, 6 pm

 

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

Join us for Paws for Reading!

Paws for Reading provides an opportunity for children to build reading confidence by reading to a certified therapy dog. Drop in to one of the branches during the listed times below to read to Callie (right) or one of her friends!*

CallieDogSaturday, December 2, 2017

Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library
10:30 to 11:30am

Richfield Branch Library
10:30 to 11:30 am

Wednesday December 6, 2017

Norton Branch Library
4 to 5 pm

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Main Library
11 am to 12 pm

Monday, December 11, 2017

Goodyear Branch Library
4 to 5 pm

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

North Hill Branch Library
3 to 3:45 pm

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Norton Branch Library
10:30 to 11:30 am

Richfield Branch Library
10:30 to 11:30 am

Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library
10:30 to 11:30 am

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Ellet Branch Library
12 to 1 pm

*Callie is just one of several dogs who participate in these sessions. Actual participating dogs may vary by date, location, and size!