The Akron-Summit County Public Library depends upon your support for our Levy, on the ballot May 4! If you have questions, you can reach out to us via our Contact page.
- Welcomes more than 2 million visitors and checks out more than 4.4 million items each year.
- Serves as a resource for children, students, job seekers and seniors.
- Provides a robust collection of physical books and digital materials, such as eBooks, downloadable audio, streaming video, and research databases.
- Delivers critical programs that support early childhood literacy, student success, workforce development, and personal enrichment.
- Was recently recognized as one of the nation's star libraries by Library Journal.
- Provided online story times, telephone reference services, and free WiFi outside its buildings during the coronavirus closure.
- Re-opened all nineteen locations in July, with stringent COVID protection protocols in place for the safety of customers and staff.
About the May 4 Levy
- The Levy is a renewal, not a new tax.
- Renewal of the current 1.9 mill Levy for six years will continue to support programs, services, materials, and operations.
- Levy funds comprise 55% of the Library's budget. Without Levy funds, the Library will be forced to make devastating reductions in hours, staffing, collections, and programming.
- The Levy will continue to cost the owner of a $100,000 home less than $4.25 a month.