Monday - Thursday: 10 am - 8 pm
Friday: 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 5pm
Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm



2nd Floor
60 South High Street
Akron, Ohio 44326
Division Manager: Lucy Carney
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About the Division

The Children's Library serves children from birth through age 12, their families, and teachers. The Children's Library at Main measures approximately 12,000 square feet, similar to the size of our branches. Our collection includes board books, picture books, beginning readers, nonfiction, magazines, audio, and foreign language materials. Our DVD and audio collections are aimed at the Early Childhood group and for children up to age 8. We do not carry feature films, these are shelved in Culture & AV. We also have computers that have built-in games for young children and public-use computers with Internet access.

The Educators Lab at the Children’s Library is a place to create learning materials and other items for educational purposes. We have a variety of equipment available including Ellison Dies, laminators, binding machines, and more. Schools, child development centers, homeschool families, and college classes are welcome to schedule trainings, hold staff meetings, and other events in the Educators Lab. Educators must attend an equipment orientation before using the Educators Lab. Call 330.643.9050 to schedule an orientation or visit the Educators Lab page for more information.

Additional resources include an Educator Card, the Parent Teacher Collection, Educational Kits, Books in Boxes, and more. Visit the Educators page for a complete list of resources and learning materials.

The Children's Library hosts a variety of programs for the public, including baby and preschool story times, our monthly Paws for Reading with certified therapy dogs, unique student activities, special family events, and tours of the department. Visit the Events page for current and upcoming events.

Our Mission: The Akron-Summit County Public Library provides resources for learning and leisure, information services, meeting spaces, and programs for all ages that support, improve, and enrich individual, family, and community life.