Due to a sta­ff shortage related to COVID-19, the Springfield-Lakemore Branch Library is temporarily closed to the public. All other ASCPL locations remain open.

Library News

A Sunday Afternoon with Alexander McCall Smith

The Main Event Speaker Series, an author series featuring prominent voices from the worlds of literature, the arts, politics and journalism, resumes with A Sunday Afternoon with Alexander McCall Smith – Acclaimed and Bestselling Scottish Author on Sunday, November 11 at 2 pm in the Main Library Auditorium.

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Free After Hours Event for Genealogists at Main Library

Akron, OH – Area genealogists are invited to mingle with fellow researchers and uncover the details of their ancestry at “Late Night at the Library,” an evening of genealogy research and activities sponsored by the Special Collections Division and the Summit County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society Friday, October 12 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Main Library, 60 S. High St., Akron.

Refreshments and door prizes will be provided and parking is free in the High/Market St. deck after 6 p.m.  For additional information contact the Special Collections Division by phone 330-643-9030 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Norton Branch Late Opening

Norton Branch Library will open at 11 am Saturday, October 6. The late opening will help library customers avoid traffic disruptions that are anticipated with Norton Cider Festival Parade. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Late Openings for Akron Marathon

The Akron Marathon will take place on Saturday, September 29 and both Main Library and Highland Square Branch will open at Noon instead of 10 a.m. that day.

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