Sunday Hours at Main Library to resume


Sunday hours at Main Library (1 – 5pm) will resume on September 13th, 2015.


All ASCPL locations closed, Monday, September 7th, 2015


All Library Locations will be closed on Monday, September 7th, 2015, Labor Day.


Thank you to our Mind, Body and Sole Community Partners!!


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 Zoo

Akron Symphony Orchestra

Downtown Akron Partnership/First Night

First Book of Greater Akron

Tuesday Musical

Weathervane Playhouse

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AARP seeks Volunteers for Tax Season




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

  1. Review volunteer program and position descriptions
  2. Click on the text in Box 2 to open application form and follow the steps on next page.


For more information, visit or call 1-888-OURAARP (1-888-687-2277). AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offered in conjunction with the IRS.




Wiffle Ball Weekend – Saturday, August 15th



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:

Wiffle Ball Tournament Video




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Firestone Park Neighborhood 100th Anniversary Party – August 4th



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!!



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Firestone Park Neighborhood’s Annual Parade – August 1st



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!


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Zap’s “Be a Reading Hero” Magic Show – July 28th



On July 28th, our patrons were entertained by Zap’s “Be a Reading Hero” Magic Show.  Below are some pictures from the program.  Enjoy!



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Weathervane Theater’s Super Hero Camp – July 21st



From Miss Michelle:

“Weathervane Theater presented a Super Hero Camp on July 21. Children participated in super hero yoga moves, acting out superhero activities, and enjoying a story about a super hero.”

Below are some pictures from the program.  Enjoy!


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Water Sports Day for the Firestone Park Branch Teens



From Miss Tori:  

“Here are the best pictures from the Water Sports Program.  We had a water balloon toss, sponge and cup relays, and an ice melting challenge.  Stay cool!”


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