Sunday hours at Main Library (1 – 5pm) will resume on September 13th, 2015.
All Library Locations will be closed on Monday, September 7th, 2015, Labor Day.
We’d like to thank our community friends for their donations to our Mind, Body & Sole summer reading program:
Acme Fresh Market
Akron Art Museum
Akron Symphony Orchestra
Downtown Akron Partnership/First Night
First Book of Greater Akron
AARP FOUNDATION SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR FREE TAX ASSISTANCE AND PREPARATION PROGRAM
In 2016 the AARP Foundation will again provide free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through its Tax-Aide program. In its 47th year, the program is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention the older population. You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service.
Summit County has 14 sites, many of which are libraries. Each site provides free tax preparation and free e-filing for federal and state returns, as well as assistance with local taxes.
The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program thrives due to the remarkable efforts of its volunteer base. No experience is necessary. Tax volunteers complete a tax preparation training workshop prior to working with taxpayers and our knowledgeable returning volunteers are always available for support.
To apply to become a Tax-Aide volunteer go to www.AARP.org/taxvolunteer
- Review volunteer program and position descriptions
- Click on the text in Box 2 to open application form and follow the steps on next page.
For more information, visit www.aarp.org/taxaide or call 1-888-OURAARP (1-888-687-2277). AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offered in conjunction with the IRS.
On Saturday, August 15th, our Adult Librarian, Mike, held the First Annual Firestone Park Branch Wiffle Ball Tournament. Two teams battled it out at the ball field at the Firestone Park Community Center. A great time was had by all!
You can check out a video of the game here:
On Tuesday, August 4th, Firestone Park Branch Library held a block party in the parking lot, as part of the year-long 100th Anniversary Celebration of the Firestone Park Neighborhood. The library staff, teen volunteers, and Friends of the Library members provided carnival games and prizes, hot dogs, chips, and bottled water for those who stopped by. There was a very cool StoryWalk featuring the history of the Firestone Park Neighborhood. The Akron Library Mascot, PAWS, also made a special appearance, much to the delight of the kids present. The great music and bubbles were provided by Thompson Entertainment. Everyone had a fantastic time!!
The Firestone Park Neighborhood annually holds a community festival and parade. The Firestone Park Branch Library is a regular participant in the parade, entering a vehicle each year with a banner, with staff, family and friends handing out candy to parade goers. This year featured our Branch Manager, Michelle, and her family! Looks like they had a great time!