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75th Anniversary Celebration

The 75th Anniversary of the Akron Public Library was on October 21, 1990.  Shown below are some pictures taken at the Open House Celebration on November 11, 1990.






The Elvah Ferry Children’s Room…

From One Generation to the Next!


1950 - Reading Corner Sheila Leckrone & Bobby Sausaman

Sheila later became a Student Librarian at the Akron Library.



1960 - Kevin Deardorff and Janet Bowen

Kevin later became a Library Board Trustee and Janet is the current Library Director




75th - Mallory Deardorff and Matthew Hawley

1990 – Mallory Deardorff and Matthew Hawley. (Mallory is Kevin’s daughter and Matthew is Janet’s son. See photo above.)


Read more: Our 100th Anniversary Celebration