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METRO RTA to offer free rides to Akron-Summit County Public Library cardholders on first Thursday of every month

Beginning Thursday, September 3, passengers on line-service routes can ride free when they show their Akron-Summit County Public Library card to the bus operator upon boarding. Up to two children, age 5 and under, can ride free with an adult showing a valid library card. Free rides are not valid on METRO SCAT/Paratransit, Call-A-Bus, or NCX.

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Library trustees endorse plan to reduce personnel costs

Akron OH – Beginning Monday, April 13, the Library will use a limited number of staff to support its digital services and necessary operations. Library trustees endorsed a personnel cost reduction plan that will result in furloughing 339 library employees. Last month, Library administrators reduced planned expenditures in other areas of the Library’s 2020 budget and announced a selective hiring freeze.

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