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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.

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

February 16 TRAIN TO NOWHERE: Inside an immigrant death investigation by Colleen Bradford Krantz.  11 undocumented immigrants locked inside a baking railcar and left to die a horrific death are found at a stop in Denison, Iowa.

March 15 A MAN CALLED OVE by Fredrik Backman.  Ove is almost the grumpiest man you will ever meet. Heartwarming, funny, moving and uplifting novel of love and community will leave you with a spring in your step.


movie day

February 24 6:30 or

February 25 2:30




2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 10 or 11 a.m. The theme this school year is NUMBERS. 
Feb. 23 - Number 11

March 8 - Number 12

Kids movie
4th Wednesday of the month at 2:30

Kung Fu Panda

game day

1st Wednesday of the month from 2:30-4:30 in Library Meeting Room

Sign up for a free DINNER FOR TWO.

Bring in a picture of you and your sweetheart for the library bulletin board during the month of February and you will be entered for the drawing for a dinner for two on February 29th.

Escape the Ordinary slogan
Stop at the library to sign up for this program to win prizes and meet heroes, super-heroes and other extraordinary people, places, and events. Read books and magazines, listen to books on CD, watch a DVD, complete a weekly challenge to get to your final goal.  Get your game card at the library to achieve victory. 

Attend ESCAPE WITH COLOR - February 17 at 6:30 or February 18 at 2:30 - The library is introducing an adult coloring program.  There is no fee, it is completely FREE.  The library will provide the coloring pages, pens, markers, and pencils ... everything that is needed for a fun evening or afternoon.
Colored Pencils

Attend MOVIES ABOUT HEROES at the library -February 24 at 6:30 or February 25 at 2:30 - TEMPLE GRANDIN starring Golden Globe winner Claire Danes, Julia Ormond and David Strathairn, paints a picture of a young woman's perseverance and determination while struggling with the isolating challenges of autism.  Temple Grandin is a woman with an innate sensitivity and understanding of animal behavior.
Temple Grandin



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



If you are a resident of the city of Akron, IA or
live in rural Plymouth County, IA, we can show
you how to download ebooks and download
udio books using your Akron Library card. Call or stop at the library soon.

Book Systems
Check the Library card catalog or
log in to your account.  Contact
the library to get user name and

Newspaper archives


Using the link below requires
no user name or password.

Microfilm from Advantage, Cedar Rapids

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Upcoming Events
Book Club Feb 16, 2016 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Escape with Color Feb 17, 2016 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Escape with Color Feb 18, 2016 02:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Story time 11 Feb 23, 2016 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Story time #11 Feb 23, 2016 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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