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Welcome to Akron, Iowa Public Library!

Akron Library, 350 Reed Street, PO Box 348, Akron, IA 51001
Tue - Fri 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Monday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sep. - Apr.

                                          FAMILY GAME DAY - January 7 
 Join us every first Wednesday of the month from 2:30 to 4:30 for fun and games.
Bring your own games or use ours. 
We also have Wii.

AKRON BOOK CLUB - 3rd Tuesday at 4 p.m. in the library meeting room.
December 16 WINTER GARDEN by Kristin Hannah come a haunting, heartbreakingly beautiful novel that illuminates the intricate mother-daughter bond and explores the enduring links between past and present.
January 20, 2015 SWEET BY AND BY by Todd Johnson - debut novel, explores the lives of five Southern women who are unexpectedly connected to each other. While most of the action takes place in a nursing home, their stories never fall short of livelihood.



white snowflake

January 13
Tuesday 10:00 a.m.


Dinosaurs Invade Akron Library!
Dinosaurs have invaded the Akron Public Library in an attempt to escape the ice outside!  “This is fabulous,” said Director Jeannie Frerichs, “They’ve arrived just in time!”  Frerichs was referring to the latest archaeological undertaking in the children’s section of the library.  Children’s librarian Mary Campbell has been digging out old dinosaur books.  “Some of these books are like fossils,” she said.  “They have definitely seen better days!”  The dinosaur section is so well loved by boys and girls alike that all the non-fiction books are worn out.  Anyone who makes a donation toward new dinosaur books gets to take home a dinosaur because as everyone knows, “Dinosaurs go with everything!”  There is a minimum donation required based on the size of the dinosaur.



Literary elements

2015 Adult Winter
Reading Program

                     January 2 through March 2, 2015

Whether you want to find the scientist in you or just enjoy your winter reading and completing challenges that are fun and informative, you will want to join the Adults' Winter Reading Program at the Akron Library.  LITERARY ELEMENTS is this season's theme that will keep you occupied this winter.  Combing science and literature in a variety of ways will be sure to SPARK A REACTION.  Explore a starry night, discover science in everyday life, perform simple experiments, or complete challenges.  Read terrific and scientific books.  Read some of today's best sellers and find the science in them. 

Sign up at the Akron Library and join the fun to win "sparkling" prizes.  For more information, stop or call the library or check our website under the Winter Reading tab.








Book Systems

Newspaper archiveswifi
Check magazines, newspapers, 
journals, and more for research.
Download ebooks and download 
audio books with your library card.
Check the Library card catalog or
log in to your account.  Contact
the library to get user name and

Newspaper Archives - 
Akron Register Tribune 
and Akron Hometowner
User name is plymouthcounty
Password is archive

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Upcoming Events
Literary Elements - Winter Reading 2015 Jan 02, 2015 - Mar 02, 2015
Family Game Day Feb 04, 2015 - Mar 04, 2015
Book Club - The Traitor's Wife by Allison Pataki Feb 17, 2015 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Preschool Story Time - Purple Feb 24, 2015 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Family Game Day Mar 04, 2015 02:30 PM - 04:30 PM
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