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Introducing Dial-A-Story

Akron-Summit County Public Library recently launched a fantastic new service – Dial-A-Story! Listen to free pre-recorded stories, poems, riddles, and jokes read by your favorite ASCPL Staff. Call 234.274.4400 and choose the recording you would like to hear from the menu. Stop by every month to listen to something new.

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Microbusiness Center Featured Entrepreneur: Lynn McKinnon

Lynn McKinnon, creative director and owner of Illuminate Wear, a Christian clothing line, became a member of Akron-Summit County Public Library’s Microbusiness Center in April of 2019.  Lynn regularly visits the Microbusiness Center to brainstorm about her business concept and to consult with Tracy Williams, Microbusiness Specialist, and had the following to say about her membership and consulting sessions:

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Epic Tales Retold

An interesting trend we’re noticing in reader interest is novels about Greek mythology and retellings of the Trojan War. It’s a thing, really. Here are some titles related to this trend that are worth checking out.

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Fantasy Series for Library Lovers

Lovers of books and libraries might be interested in a relatively new publishing trend – fantasies set in bookstores and libraries. Librarian Becky Aderman recommends a few popular titles from this trend.

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Making It: Sensory Blanket for Seniors with Alzheimer's or Dementia

Sensory blankets have been trending for quite some time now and have only increased in popularity since the covid-19 pandemic. I first came across the idea by searching Pinterest for activities for the seniors I was caring for as a hospice volunteer. Many of those seniors were affected with Alzheimer's or Dementia. Anyone who has cared for someone with these ailments can attest to some of the symptoms, including restlessness and repetition.

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