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May June 2016 newsletter






Parents and child caretakers, keep your children’s minds active and help them enter school in the fall ready to learn and ready to succeed by having them join the Akron Library’s Summer Reading Program.  We hope that you and your family will discover the treasures of your library. Research shows that an early introduction to books and involvement in reading programs make a difference in a child’s life!  Both the TEEN and the CHILDREN’S programs are set to begin Wednesday, June 1st.  Register for the 6-week reading program anytime the 1st two weeks of June.

The children’s reading program,  is for kids ages 3 years to 5th grade. It is fun and easy. Read library books, play games and win prizes.     

 Teen readers 6th grade and older enjoy   GET IN THE GAME READ! 

 Be a READING CHAMPION!  Go for the GOLD … COME TO THE LIBRARY!   Read Akron Library books and complete interesting projects to win great prizes.   TEEN PROGRAM Tuesday July 19, 3 TEEN GAME SHOW PARTY

Thanks to a donation from the First Church of Christ, the Akron Library will have its first Teen Program on July 19 at 3 p.m.  SAVE THE DATE for the TEEN GAME SHOW PARTY!



New Fiction

 FAMILY JEWELS by Stuart Woods.  In the 37th Stone Barrington novel, the lawyer becomes entangled in a mystery involving a wealthy divorcee’s ex-husband.

WHAT WE FIND by Robyn Carr. A neurosurgeon checks out of the rat race and finds comfort with a mysterious hiker.

FOOL ME ONCE by Harlan Coben. A retired Army helicopter pilot faces combat-related nightmares and mysteries concerning the deaths of her husband and sister.

PRIVATE PARIS by James Patterson.  Jack Morgan, the head of the Private global investigative agency, probes the murders of members of the French cultural elite.


MY GRANDMOTHER ASKED ME TO TELL YOU SHE’S SORRY by Fredrik Backman. A girl is instructed to deliver a series of letters after her grandmother dies; from the author of "A Man Called Ove."

BROOKLYN by Colm Toibin. An unsophisticated young Irishwoman leaves her home for New York in the 1950s. Originally published in 2009 and the basis of the 2015 movie.

AT THE EDGE OF THE ORCHARD by Tracy Chevalier.

THE CHARM BRACELET by Viola Shipman.

OFF THE GRID by C. J. Box.

CLAWBACK by Judith Jance.

THE STEEL KISS by Jeffery Deaver.

THE FRIENDS WE KEEP by Susan Mallery.

A GIRL’S GUIDE TO MOVING ON by Debbie Macomber.


A TREASURE CONCEALED by Tracie Peterson.

THE PREACHER’S LADY by Lori Copeland.

THE ATONEMENT by Beverly Lewis.

NO SAFE SECRET by Fern Michaels.

FROM HERE TO HOME by Marie Bostwick.



New Non-Fiction


MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN: a little girl and her amazing story of healing by Christy Beam. 

I WANT MY EPIDURAL BACK: adventures in mediocre parenting by Karen Alpert.

WEIGHT WATCHERS FAMILY MEALS: 250 delicious recipes to share and enjoy.

THE LONG SHADOW OF SMALL GHOSTS: murder and memory in an American city by Laura Tillman.

THE OREGON TRAIL: a new American journey by Rinker Buck.

STORIES FROM THE SHADOWS: reflections of a street doctor by James J. O’Connell.

A MOTHER’S RECKONING: living in the aftermath of tragedy by Sue Klebold.

A COMMON STRUGGLE: a personal journey through the past and future of mental illness and addiction by Patrick J. Kennedy.

BRAVE COMPANIONS: portraits in history by David McCullough.

PRINCESSES BEHAVING BADLY: real stories from history – without the fairy-tale endings by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie.

THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF TIDYING UP: the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing by Marie Kondo.


Akron Book Club-3rd Tuesday-4 p.m

May 17Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown.

Nine working class boys and their epic quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

June 21 – Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. A woman on a train to London witnesses the “perfect” couple until one day, havoc ensues and she becomes involved in their dram/murder mystery.




Check program dates and times.  All performers have a different schedule.  Wear or bring something for show-and-tell. Please preregister up to one week in advance for all shows. 


Wed. June 8, 10 a.m.   PERPETUAL MOTION DAY HANSON FAMILY. Bring something you can juggle.


Tue. June 14, 10:30 or 1:00       GOOD SPORT DAY  GAMES OUTSIDE  Bring your best attitude, a towel & prepare to have fun!


Mon. June 20, 10:30      ANIMAL ATHLETES DAY BLANK PARK ZOO. Bring an animal athlete.


Tue. June 28, 10:30 or 1      READY, SET, GO DAY LISA LAIRD and Pockets Full of Fun. Bring or wear something GREEN.


Tue. July 5, 10:30  OUT OF THE ORDINARY DAY RICK EUGENE MAGIC SHOW. Bring something extraordinary!


Tue. July 12, 10:30  MOTION COMMOTION DAY AHUNA FAMILY-American Indian/Hawaiian Dance Bring something that wiggles.


Tue. July 19, 10:30    JOKE DAY. DENNIS PORTER & THE SMILE OLYMPICS Bring or tell something FUNNY!


Tue. July 26 10:30             HAVIN’ A BALL DAY. Movie! Dance Party! Food! Mural! We will do it all! Bring something from your favorite sports team