Akron-Summit County Public Library

Community Partners Collaborate to Support Early Childhood Education at Home

When a county-wide initiative convenes local families, educators and community partners to support its youngest residents, we all win. This August, the Good Beginning Fairs celebrate their eighth year as part of the late County of Summit Executive Russ Pry’s Summit Kids Month. The fairs, also part of the Summit County First Things First initiative, support one of First Things First’s most significant guiding principles – early learning begins at birth. Read more about the fairs in this press release, distributed on June 12, 2017.

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This City Reads! Night at Canal Park Scheduled for June 13

Summit Education Initiative, along with Akron-Summit County Public Library and The University of Akron Center for Literacy, are planning the 2017 This City Reads! Night for June 13. Families are encouraged to attend the Akron RubberDucks vs. Harrisburg Senators game, which begins at 7 p.m. that evening at Canal Park in downtown Akron. Read more about the event in this post.

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Family Reading Festival

Join Summit Education Initiative and the Akron-Summit County Public Library, among other community partners, for the 10th annual Family Reading Festival. Jim Gill will once again headline the event, which will also spotlight the Miller South Show Choir.

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Family Reading Festival Celebrates 10 Years

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Family Reading Festival, an event that welcomes families to the Akron-Summit County Public Library (ASCPL) in early February to enjoy literacy-themed activities with other community members. Because reading can open doors to increased opportunities for learning, particularly for children, focusing on the importance of literacy among families benefits the community and the futures of its residents.

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Kids Encourage Informed Voting via Videos

Dozens of videos produced by area middle school students and urging adults to be informed voters will be on display at the Akron-Summit County Public Library downtown from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19. Read more about the project, a collaboration with Akron Beacon Journal, The Jefferson Center and Summit Education Initiative in this story from the Akron Beacon Journal.

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