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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.

AKRON BOOK CLUB - 3rd Tuesday at 4 p.m. in the library meeting room.

April 21 THE END OF YOUR LIFE BOOK CLUB by Will Schwalbe.  A moving memoir of caregiving, mourning, and love between a mother and son that began their own informal book club of two. 

May 19 A HIGHER CALL by Adam Makos. An incredible true story of combat and chivalry in the war-torn skies of World War I.


The Akron Library has updated all the archived newspapers using the Advantage Company of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  The old link to Heritage Microfilm will be active for awhile but if you choose to go to the new link, it is below. Click the Advantage Company logo.  This link requires no user name or password.



Tuesday 10 a.m.
April 14 and 28


all colors


Akron Public Library is currently accepting applications for the position of ASSISTANT DIRECTOR.  
The Assistant Director will learn the following core responsibilities from the current director:
•    Reporting to the Board of Trustees during monthly meetings and reporting to the Akron City Council and the Plymouth County Board of Supervisors as necessary.
•    Advising the Board of Trustees concerning financial, legal and internal matters affecting the library.
•    Implementation and execution of decisions made by the Board of Trustees.
•    Preparation, tracking and oversight of the library’s annual budget, monthly reports and financial records.
•    Management and evaluation of library personnel.  Responsibility to ensure that the library is adequately staffed during the hours of operation as set by the Board of Trustees.
•    Assurance that quality customer care is provided to all patrons by all library personnel.
•    Development and management of the library collections.
•    Directing the operation of the physical facility and scheduling maintenance as necessary.
•    Management, maintenance and oversight of the library’s computer technology, website and social networking media.
•    Creation, presentation and scheduling of public programs on a variety of subjects.
•    Act as a liaison to the community while actively promoting and advertising the library’s services and programs.
This position is part-time with less than 30 hours per week including some evenings and Saturdays.  This person has the possibility to take over the full time position as library director upon the retirement of the present director with a benefits package from the City of Akron.
To apply please mail a letter of application, resume and professional references to:
Akron Library Board President
PO Box 348
Akron, IA 51001

Check magazines, newspapers, 
journals, and more for research.

Download ebooks and download 
audio books with your library card.
Book Systems
Check the Library card catalog or
log in to your account.  Contact
the library to get user name and

Newspaper archives

Newspaper Archives - 

Akron Register Tribune 
and Akron Hometowner
User name is plymouthcounty
Password is archive

Using the link below requires
no user name or password.

Microfilm from Advantage, Cedar Rapids


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Upcoming Events
Preschool Story Time - All Colors Apr 28, 2015 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Book Club - A Higher Call May 19, 2015 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Book Club - My Name is Mary Sutter Jun 16, 2015 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Book Club - Sisterland Jul 21, 2015 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Book Club - Tipping Point Aug 18, 2015 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
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