All library locations will be closed Wednesday, November 11 for Staff Development Day. There will be no bookmobile or library delivery services. Fines will not be assessed and no library items will be due that day.
The mobile app, online website and resources, and the library catalog are available for use.
Library service will resume and all locations will reopen Thursday, November 12 during regular business hours.
Main Library will open at NOON instead of 10 am Saturday, September 26.
The late opening will help library customers avoid traffic disruptions near Main Library that are anticipated with the Akron Marathon.
Our quarterly hands-on computer classes return next week! Pictured is a listing of the classes that will be offered the week of August 31-September 5 at the Ellet Branch Library. Hope to see you here!
Our Peace of Mind Legal Series with Linda Ulinski, ESQ, continues on Tuesday, September 1st at 6pm with Tax Considerations. No need to register for this free program.
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
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 www.aarp.org/taxaide or call 1-888-OURAARP (1-888-687-2277). AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offered in conjunction with the IRS.
Terry Pluto will be at the Ellet Branch Library this coming Tuesday, August 25, at 6pm to discuss his latest book, Glory Days in Tribe Town. We will be selling copies of this book and several others, and Terry will be available to autograph books after his discussion. Registration is requested, but not required. To register, please call 330-784-2019.
Have you completed Mind Body & Sole yet?
Cosmo the Chameleon has been hard at work, doing lots of reading and exercise to complete the program. He has been doing lots of extra branch climbing and yoga in his habitat to earn his incentives.
If you have completed the program, stop by the branch for your t-shirt, raffle tickets and chance to win the grand prize. We have lots of exciting prizes this year. If you have not registered for Mind Body & Sole, there is still time. Stop in today and say hello to Cosmo!
The Ellet Branch Library will be joining in the festivities at Haley’s Run to celebrate the 5th anniversary. We hope to see you there! For more information, see below:
“Come celebrate the 5th anniversary of Haley’s Run preservation with a day exploring biodiversity. We’ll be surveying the natural landscape and wildlife, taking guided trail hikes and restoring the scenic area with hands-on activities. Learn from professional naturalists or share your own expertise while engaging the local flora and fauna. No environmental experience is needed for this family oriented festivity. Rain or shine, dress for the occasion and be ready to help beautify the thriving urban greenway.”