All Library locations will be closed Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day.
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    CELEBRATE ALL THINGS
    HARRY POTTER

    Spend the afternoon celebrating the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter at Main Library's version of Hogwarts on Saturday, June 3 from 1 to 4 pm.

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    BEHIND THE
    MAGIC!

    Explore this traveling exhibition, produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, at Main Library through June 24.

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    ON YOUR MARK
    GET SET... READ!

    Mind, Body & Sole summer reading program begins June 5 – July 29, 2017. Register and enjoy making reading and exercise a part of your day!

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    LIBRARY SCENE
    NORTHWEST AKRON

    In Library Scene, our Northwest Akron library staff talks about the spaces where patrons come to write, read, think and learn.

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    MIND, BODY & SOLE:
    BRAIN FITNESS

    Unravel the Mystery! Solve The Puzzle! Exercise Your Brain!
    Check out these brain fitness programs coming to a branch location near you!

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    VOLUNTEER AT A
    LIBRARY NEAR YOU

    Spend part of your summer volunteering for a worthy cause at your local library. Earn service hours for school!

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    SUMMER
    MUSIC EVENTS

    Join us for the musical events coming to a branch location near you or worth the trip to another branch.

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NEW & NOTABLE

Browse bestsellers, movies, music and other titles just added to the library catalog! Formerly known as “Featured Item Lists”.

New & Notable

DATABASES

Research? We have you covered! Select any of our web-based reference databases for all of your research needs.

Databases by Subject or Databases A-Z

DIGITAL MEDIA

Borrow free TV shows, movies, ebooks, audiobooks, comics, and music with your ASCPL library card.

Digital Media

Library News

Main Library Presents “an Evening With George Saunders” on April 6 at 7pm
Published: February 22, 2017
The Main Event Speaker Series, a popular author series featuring prominent voices from the worlds of literature, the arts,... Read More...

Connect with ASCPL

Stay connected with the Akron-Summit County Public Library by following us on Facebook & Twitter.

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Locations & Hours


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Main Library

60 South High Street, Akron, Ohio 44326
330.643.9000

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

Drive-Up Window closes ten minutes before the building closes for the day

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Mind, Body, & Sole: Build A Better World!

MindBodySoleLogoMark BlueLineJune 5 – July 29, 2017

Make reading and exercise a part of your day—every day. Both have the power to brighten your spirit, stimulate your imagination and improve your health.

Mind, Body & Sole: Build A Better World is a reading/wellness experience for the whole family to enjoy. You’re more likely to read and exercise if it’s convenient--Mind, Body & Sole is so easy, it practically runs itself.

Register now at your nearest Akron-Summit County Public Library, and receive your Mind, Body & Sole reading/exercise log and pedometer. Now you’re ready to get started! From June 5-July 29, check off each day you read on your reading log. As you reach reading milestones, you’ll be rewarded with fun incentives and be entered into drawings for great prizes.

Choose to Live Active Also!

On your exercise log, record each day you participate in a movement activity—running, walking, bicycling, yoga, gardening, outside play, physical therapy, and more. When you have reached 26 days of exercise AND 26 days of reading, you will receive a Mind, Body & Sole T-shirt and have the chance to be entered into our Grand Prize Drawing.

Take the first step to a happier, more productive life.

Download the 2017 Mind, Body & Sole PDF Flyer