ASCPL locations closed Thursday, November 26th, 2015


All Library locations will close at 5 pm Wednesday, November 25 Thanksgiving Eve.


All Library locations will be closed Thursday, November 26 Thanksgiving Day.


Online access and the catalog are available 24/7.


All ASCPL locations closed on Wednesday, November 11th, 2015


All library locations will be closed Wednesday, November 11 for Staff Development Day. There will be no bookmobile or library delivery services. Fines will not be assessed and no library items will be due that day. 

The mobile app, online website and resources, and the library catalog are available for use.

Library service will resume and all locations will reopen Thursday, November 12 during regular business hours.”


Fun Club Halloween Party – October 28th, 2015


From Miss Tori:

“Here are pictures from the Fun Club Halloween Party.  We enjoyed Monster Mix and punch, decorated pumpkins, listened to stories, and played “Pin the Boo on the Ghost.”


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Pumpkin Decorating Contest Winners at Firestone Park Branch


Firestone Park Branch staff each decorated a pumpkin for a contest the week of Oct 26-31.


86 votes were cast, with the following winners:


1st place – The Stay Puft Marshmallow Pumpkin – Mike

2nd place – R2D2 Pumpkin – Tori

3rd place – The Wicked Witch of the West Pumpkin – Marilyn


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Pick your favorite Pumpkin at Firestone Park Branch!



It’s Halloween week at Firestone Park Branch!  To celebrate, the staff members have decorated pumpkins!  They are on display for all to see, and you can vote for your favorite, and maybe win a prize!  Come join in the fun!


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Pumpkin Party – October 16th


From Miss Michelle:


“On Friday, October 16, the Firestone Park celebrated fall with a Pumpkin Party. 46 children and caregivers enjoyed decorating small pumpkins and playing several games, including a ring toss, pumpkin bowling, spooky tic-tac-toe, and Halloween Punch-a-Bunch!”


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Teen Read Week – October 18-24th


Come on in and check out our Teen Read Week display!

Miss Tori has put together a display of great books, celebrating Teen Read Week, which is held from October 18th-24th this year.  Come and discover a new author or genre to read!  Please feel free to leave us a review of the book you choose from the display!


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New book displays at Firestone Park


We have a couple of new book displays this month at Firestone Park Branch for you to enjoy!

Mustache Men & Jackie Collins


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Summit Live 365 Launch!



ArtsNow announces
SummitLive365: The Launch



ArtsNow is proud to announce the launch of at an event at the John S. Knight Center. The event is free and open to the public but reservations are required.

Date & Time:

October 15, 2015 at 5:30 pm – 7 pm


John S. Knight Center
77 E. Mill St.
Akron, OH 44308



About the event:

ArtsNow, a new non-profit that has emerged out of the Arts and Culture Assessment for Summit County, would like to invite you to attend SummitLive365: The Launch.

SummitLive365 is a new portal for artists, venues, performers, organizations and creators of all kinds who comprise Summit County’s rich arts and culture scene.

On Thursday, October 15th from 5:30-7pm ArtsNow will host an event at the John S. Knight Center to celebrate the launch of this free resource and we would love for you to attend to celebrate the work of so many people county-wide.

Free food, entertainment and fun! Join the celebration!


For more information, people can email or

About SummitLive365:


SummitLive365 is a new website which launched in October of 2015. This unique forum serves as a portal for artists, performers, venues, and organizations to feature their talents as well as a robust event calendar for the county. SummitLive365 is free to use and is home to everything from family-friendly events to individual artists sharing their talents. Check it and see where you want to be!


About ArtsNow:


ArtsNow is an innovative new non-profit which will connect arts, culture and community. An outcome of the GAR and Knight Foundation funded Arts and Culture Assessment, ArtsNow seeks to connect, collaborate, and support the incredible work being done by the creative sector in Summit County.


The University of Akron’s Steel Drum Band will be celebrating the launch of #SummitLive365 on 10/15 – You won’t want to miss the excitement! Register today


Ballet Excel Ohio of Cuyahoga Falls will be helping ArtsNow celebrate the much-anticipated #SummitLive365. Do not miss this free event. Register today!


Arts. Culture. Fun. Every Day! Where will you be on 10/15? #SummitLive365ArtsNow


Twitter: @SummitArtsNow



Halloween season at Firestone Park Library


We have some ghoulish friends visiting us for the Halloween Season here at Firestone Park Branch Library!  Come on in and check out the displays!  It’s a-haunting of a good read!


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