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Spice Up Your Day with Offbeat Shows from Hoopla!

It’s easy to feel stuck in a rut while heeding the call to stay at home during a health crisis. A phone or video call to friends or family can brighten your day, but there are sleepless nights and dining hours when that won’t do. Why not explore with me what hoopla has to offer?

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Staying Safe—Together!

In order to provide an environment that is as safe as possible for staff and for customers, face coverings will be required when our buildings reopen on July 27. This requirement will be in place for the duration of the public health emergency. Exceptions will be made for individuals with a medical exemption from wearing a face covering. Additionally, children under the age of two (2) are not required to wear a face covering. Individuals must wear face coverings over both their nose and mouth. Disposable face masks and hand sanitizer will be available at Library location entrances. Library staff will be wearing face coverings as required by a State of Ohio public health order.

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Auto-Renewal of Library Items

The Library recently launched a new auto-renewal service.  Most borrowed items now renew automatically, up to five times, making it easier for customers to keep borrowed materials longer.  Customers should note that not all items will auto-renew, so it is important to continue to monitor library accounts and due dates via the Library website, mobile app, or by contacting the Library.

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Summer Reading Assignments

Looking for excuses to get out of your summer reading assignment? Well, we don’t have any, but the library is here to help! Many of the most commonly assigned books are available in digital format through Hoopla and Overdrive. Download an ebook or eaudio today!

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Library App Features on Kindle Fire

The COVID-related closure of libraries struck fear into the hearts of book lovers everywhere. Like many times of strife, it had the secret benefit of driving advancement. For a lot of us, that meant finally getting used to e-readers.

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Statement Against Racism

The Akron-Summit County Public Library stands against racism, discrimination, and inequality.  We are committed to helping our community reach true racial and social equality by partnering with local governments, nonprofits, educational institutions, and businesses to work for institutional change. We also are committed to ensuring that we take action to address any inequities in Library policies, procedures, programs, resources, and services.

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