Special Event Thursday for Preschoolers and Families

Hey preschoolers! Bring your grown-ups and have fun at the PNC Grow Up Great – “Learning is All Around Me!” Mobile Learning Adventure. Main Library: Children’s Library Thursday, May 29, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm  Ellet Branch Library, Tuesday, June 3, 10 am – 12:30 pm Get Your Child Ready to Read/PNC Mobile Learning Adventure […]

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What is a Fractured Fairy Tale?

Fractured Fairy Tales Saturday, April 26 at 2pm For Grades K -6 A Fractured Fairy Tale is a traditional fairy tale that has been changed, usually to be funny.  The main character, the setting where the story takes place, or the even the ending could be changed.  Sometimes the story is told from a different character’s […]

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Hop on Over for Bunny Tales

Bunny Tales Saturday, April 19 at 11am Hop on Over for stories and fun activities about bunnies and things that hop.  A story time for all ages.

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Spring break week in the Children’s Library…

Spring Break: Out of This World Boredom Busters Out of this World Kickoff Party! Monday, April 14, 2 pm Crafts, snacks, and a whole lot of fun.  For all ages. To the Moon! Tuesday, April 15, 2 pm A space movie, popcorn, and a unique opportunity to view real moon samples from NASA.  Fun for […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special Saturday story time on Saturday, February 15.  Valentine’s stories, puppets, songs, crafts, and a treat!

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Centennial Celebration in the Children’s Library

      This fall we have been celebrating the 100th anniversary of library services to children at the Main Library.  Our big celebration will be on Saturday, December 7, 2013.  We will have special guests at our 11 am Story Time.  Ione Cowen, former manager of the Main Children’s Room; Janet Stavole, who started out in […]

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Madcap Puppets brings Fantastic Fairytales to Akron

Madcap Puppets from Cincinnati, Ohio will be bringing their show, Fantastic Fairytales, to Akron Main Library’s Auditorium on Saturday, November 16 at 2 pm.  The show will last 45 minutes plus questions and answers.  This play is for families, but will be most appropriate for children ages 4 and up.  Groups are welcome.  Please call […]

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Mind, Body & Sole begins Monday, June 3

Mind, Body & Sole: Read at Your Own Pace is a reading/wellness experience for the whole family to enjoy. It begins Monday, June 3 and runs until September 14th. Here is how the program works: 1. Fill out a registration card at your library and receive your free goodie bag, including your reading and exercise […]

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This City Reads! Annual Day of Reading 2013

Today is the day!  Wednesday, February 13 is the date of this year’s Annual Day of Reading.  Help spread the love of reading and improve reading skills in our community by signing up to read for 30 min. on Wednesday. Last year This City Reads! had over 98,000 readers. Help us reach the ever elusive […]

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Invent-a-Palooza in the Children’s Library

  Put your construction hat on and get thinking.  Children’s Library will be participating in the annual Invent-a-Palooza event on Saturday, November 3.  Come at 11 am for an active storytime based on Cars and Things that Go, followed by activity stations.  Then come back for the “Highways and Byways” family building activity,  2-4 pm.  Join a city […]

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