Akron Carnegie Public Library
We serve Akron and Henry Township as well as all of Fulton County and the Bell Memorial Library of Mentone through Reciprocal Borrowing. We are a part of the Evergreen Indiana Consortium and the Overdrive eIndiana Digital Consortium!
The Akron Public Library will be closed on Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day.
Come join us and meet our author:
Doris Aldrich Smith
Akron Carnegie Public Library
on Thursday, May 23, 2013 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
She is the author of two fictional books which will be released on
July 23rd. These can be purchased directly at this book signing.
Dr. and Mrs. J. Arthur Howard, long-time residents of the Akron community, have donated a large stainless steel sculpture to the Akron Carnegie Public Library. The sculpture, entitled "The Librarian", was created by sculptor James M. Havens. She makes a lovely addition to our existing butterly garden and will add beauty and culture to the library grounds.
The Akron Public Library is pleased to announce their 2013 Summer Reading Program Line-up! This year, for the first time, the library is offering an adult summer reading program, in addition to their popular children’s summer reading program for ages 3 and up. The adult program, Groundbreaking Reads will begin on June 3, 2013. Both programs will offer prizes and incentives for reading books, along with a weekly drawing.
The theme for the children’s program is Dig Into Reading and the kick off begins on Monday, June 3rd with a live hands-on animal show from Indiana Wild, starting at 3:00 p.m.
Other summer programs will include:
On Thursday, June 6th, local author Donna Frisinger (Bink and Slinky’s Ark Adventure) will offer a “Let’s Write a Story!” presentation at 4:00 p.m., followed by a book signing afterwards. Parents and children are encouraged to attend. Books will be on sale during this time for $12.
On Thursday, June 13th, Ronald McDonald will present a magic show at 3:00 p.m.**
On Wednesday, June 19th, Wildlife Rehabilitator Shirley Needham will present a live hawks presentation for the public.
Plan to get wet with our ever-popular Water Show on Tuesday, June 25th at 3:00 p.m. This one will be held outside and children should plan to wear swimwear and bring a towel. **
In July, children can attend our 2nd annual Stuffed Animal Sleepover on July 11th, from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. **
Children can enjoy making a craft to take home with local artist Marilyn Kruger on Tuesday, July 16th, starting at 2:00 p.m.
The Grand Finale will take place on Friday, July 26th with a puppet show entitled “Pigerella”, featuring the Roz Puppets, starting at 3:00 p.m. Prizes for the top readers will be awarded following the program. **
**Must be enrolled in the Akron Children’s Summer Reading Program to attend.
Pre-registration for the children’s program will begin on May 20th. (No pre-registration is required for the adult program.) For more information, please stop by the Akron Library to pick up a brochure, or call the library at 574-893-4113.