This Week at Mogadore Library


Nature Connect
Visit, explore and enjoy our NatureConnect areas. There are binoculars and observation sheets near both areas to help you hone in on your nature observation skills.  Visit our blog to view pictures of our Nature space as it changes with the seasons


September: Make-it Take-it Seed Crafts





All Library locations will be closed Monday, September 1 – Labor Day


Teen Tuesdays
A hodgepodge of fun!
Grades 6 on up

party Tuesday, September 2 at 3:30 pm End of Summer Party





Mysterious Tuesdays
Tuesday, September 2 at 6 pm






Reader’s Choice Book Discussion
Thursday, September 4 at 6 pm

GONE GIRL by Gillian Flynn GONE GIRL by Gillian Flynn




Brick Road Ramblers Concert Pics


A huge Thank You to the Brick Road Ramblers for coming out to Mogadore Library last Thursday for our End of Summer Concert. We had a great time and we hope you did too. Also, a shout out to the Friends of the Mogadore Library for hosting our Mini Books Sale. Thanks for all you do for the Library and our amazing patrons. Here are some pictures from the event. Enjoy!

Brick Road Ramblers


We’ve Gone Mobile


Introducing the new Akron Library Mobile App. Download our free App to your smart phone or mobile device and take the Library with you wherever you go.

With Akron Library Mobile you can:

  • Manage your Library account
  • Search the catalog
  • Access eBooks and Digital Magazines with ease
  • Find library locations and hours
  • Check our calendar of events
  • Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter
  • Ask us a question

The Akron Library Mobile App is available for download on the following:

Three ways to Download

    • Search “Akron Library” in the App Store for your device
    • Go to
    • Scan this QR code on your phone

We also offer Mobile Printing in the Library. This new service allows you to print wirelessly from your laptop or mobile device from anywhere within the library!


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Warm Up Akron

knittingTuesday, August 26 at 3:30 pm or 6:30 pm
Knit and crochet to help the needy!  If you can make just one 7 or 9” rectangle, or would like to learn how, you can help keep the needy in the Akron area warm.  To date, this chapter has supplied over 8,000 afghans.


Cookbook Club

cookbookThursday, August 28 at 6 pm
Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes or cooking techniques? Join fellow foodies for our Cookbook Club. You don’t have to be a gourmet chef to participate. Each month we will get together to talk about a certain cuisine, theme, or a celebrity chef.  There will be food samples or activities at every meeting. A selection of cookbooks will be available for members to borrow, or you can bring your own to discuss. Browse our collection, try out some of the recipes, and join the group to discuss your successes and mishaps.
August 28: Sandwiches





What is Wowbrary?

It is a service that sends weekly email alerts about new titles being added to the Library collection. When you subscribe to the newsletter you will receive an email every Saturday morning featuring information on all the requestable items that Akron-Summit County Public Library has added to the collection within the week.

The newsletters display covers, give descriptions, popularity, ratings, and/or reviews for our new books, DVDs, music CDs, audiobooks, ebooks, and eaudiobooks.

You can click through and go directly to our catalog to place holds and get further information. Each email newsletter features up to 20 “Top Choices” items selected for popularity and variety. Each issue also direct you to additional pages of new items, organized by genre. If you have a format preference, you can choose to see just ebooks/eaudiobooks or just physical copies pertaining to that preference. The newsletters will also link to previous editions, so if you miss an issue you can go back and see new items from prior weeks.


Digital Developments



There are now reading rooms set up for Kids and Teens. When in the Overdrive site, the buttons are in the banner directly beneath the new ebooks section. You can still see all the kids and teen items within the Main site, but now this option allows browsing without seeing adult content. The main page will no longer feature the new content for teens or kids as a special category, now you would go to the reading rooms and under “Collections” select New ebooks, New eaudiobooks, May we recommend and Recently Returned. There are filters so you can limit by Available Now, Lexile, Interest level, Reading Level, ATOS level and Device among other filters.

Here are direct links to the reading rooms




OverDrive Digital Bookmobile

The OverDrive Digital Bookmobile will be at Main library
Wednesday, August 27th from 10 am – 4 pm.
Come and check it out if you get a chance, it should be fun!

Overdrive Digital Bookmobile



Buy It Now Option

Recently Simon & Schuster announced that they will make their books available for libraries to lend through OverDrive. This is a great opportunity for us to add many popular titles in ebook format that were unavailable to us before. However, to get access to their ebooks we are required to change our OverDrive page to include a “Buy it now” button for each title (this is for all titles – not just Simon & Schuster). Now if you don’t want to wait for a book, you can buy it from a pre-selected vendor listed when you click the button. The images below give you a sense of what you will be seeing soon. The selection of vendors and formats is dependent on the publisher, and may change from book to book. We cannot change those options. To get to the ‘buy it now option’ click on

Buy it now option


Power up e-books, audiobooks, e-magazines, databases The Library’s digital collection makes learning and leisure easier than ever before. Select from thousands of items to download with your library card, and experience the convenience. Click here to visit a selection of services.    


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Investment Perspectives

Inflation Tuesday, August 19 at 6:30 pm
Financial advisor Vince Rosnack will be discussing the topic of “Inflation.” Please call 330.628.9228 to register.




End of the Summer Concert with the Brick Road Ramblers

Brick Road Ramblers
Thursday, August 21 at 6 pm – 7 pm
Spend an evening in our Reading Garden enjoying some folk music fun.  Akron’s hot harmonizing string band welcomes you to kick back and relax to lively toe tappin’ tunes while you have some refreshments.  Bring lawn chairs or blankets. In case of rain, the concert will be indoors.



Mini Books Sale

Stack of Books
Thursday, August 21 from 5:30-7:30 pm
The Friends of the Mogadore Library will be hosting a mini book sale in our meeting room. We have a great selection of paperbacks, westerns, craft books and other summer reads. What kind of bargains will you take home? Stop by and find out!




Concert and Mini Book Sale

End of Summer Concert with the Brick Road Ramblers

Thursday, August 21st at 6 pm

Brick Road Ramblers

Named for the turn-of-the-century brick roads of Akron, Ohio’s Highland Square where the group first began playing together, the Brick Road Ramblers began performing for folks of all ages in 1996. 

 Today, the four-member string band can be heard playing traditional, folk, old-time, popular, and original tunes at festivals, parties, cafes, and, on warm summer nights, a fine porch with great acoustics. Come out and see us when you get the chance… we’re sure you’ll enjoy the mix of strong vocal harmonies and acoustic string band music as much as we do. So have fun, tap your toes, and sing along

Mini Book Sale


Staff Picks


Cassandra’s Pick

The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon

West Hall, Vermont, has always been a town of strange disappearances and old legends. The most mysterious is that of Sara Harrison Shea, who, in 1908, was found dead in the field behind her house just months after the tragic death of her daughter, Gertie. Now, in present day, nineteen-year-old Ruthie lives in Sara’s farmhouse with her mother, Alice, and her younger sister, Fawn. Alice has always insisted that they live off the grid, a decision that suddenly proves perilous when Ruthie wakes up one morning to find that Alice has vanished without a trace. Searching for clues, she is startled to find a copy of Sara Harrison Shea’s diary hidden beneath the floorboards of her mother’s bedroom. As Ruthie gets sucked deeper into the mystery of Sara’s fate, she discovers that she’s not the only person who’s desperately looking for someone that they’ve lost. But she may be the only one who can stop history from repeating itself.

The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon was a exceptionally good read a mystery slash horror with plenty of haunting and beautifully written characters, settings, and a story so intertwined it is one I recommend to any reader.




Sarah’s Pick

Lethal by Sandra BrownLethal by Sandra Brown

When her four year old daughter informs her a sick man is in their yard, Honor Gillette rushes out to help him. But that “sick” man turns out to be Lee Coburn, the man accused of murdering seven people the night before. Dangerous, desperate, and armed, he promises Honor that she and her daughter won’t be hurt as long as she does everything he asks. She has no choice but to accept him at his word. But Honor soon discovers that even those close to her can’t be trusted. Coburn claims that her beloved late husband possessed something extremely valuable that places Honor and her daughter in grave danger. Coburn is there to retrieve it — at any cost. From FBI offices in Washington, D.C., to a rundown shrimp boat in coastal Louisiana, Coburn and Honor run for their lives from the very people sworn to protect them, and unravel a web of corruption and depravity that threatens not only them, but the fabric of our society.


Kelly’s Pick

The Here and Now by Ann BrasharesThe Here and Now by Ann Brashares

An unforgettable epic romantic thriller about a girl from the future who might be able to save the world . . . if she lets go of the one thing she’s found to hold on to. Follow the rules. Remember what happened. Never fall in love. This is the story of seventeen-year-old Prenna James, who immigrated to New York when she was twelve. Except, Prenna didn’t come from a different country, she came from a different time–a future where a mosquito-borne illness has mutated into a pandemic, killing millions and leaving the world in ruins. Prenna and the others who escaped to the present day must follow a strict set of rules: never reveal where they’re from, never interfere with history, and never, ever be intimate with anyone outside their community. Prenna does as she’s told, believing she can help prevent the plague that will one day ravage the earth. But everything changes when Prenna falls for Ethan Jarves.



Shelly’s Pick


A Street Cat Named Bob and How He Saved My Life by James BowenA Street Cat Named Bob and How He Saved My Life by James Bowen

Now, James and Bob are ready to share their true story with the U.S. in this tale unlike any you’ve ever read of a cat who possesses some kind of magic. When street musician James Bowen found an injured cat curled up in the hallway of his apartment building, he had no idea how much his life was about to change. James was living hand to mouth on the streets of London, barely making enough money to feed himself, and the last thing he needed was a pet. Yet James couldn’t resist helping the strikingly intelligent but very sick animal, whom he named Bob. He slowly nursed Bob back to health and then sent the cat on his way, imagining that he would never see him again. But Bob had other ideas.


Kim’s Pick

The Neighbor by Lisa GardnerThe Neighbor by Lisa Gardner

It was a case guaranteed to spark a media feeding frenzy–a young mother, blond and pretty, disappears without a trace from her South Boston home, leaving behind her four-year-old daughter as the only witness and her handsome, secretive husband as the prime suspect. In the last six hours… But from the moment Detective Sergeant D. D. Warren arrives at the Joneses’ snug little bungalow, she senses something off about the picture of wholesome normality the couple worked so hard to create. On the surface, Jason and Sandra Jones are like any other hardworking young couple raising a four-year-old child. But it is just under the surface that things grew murky.


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Warm Up Akron

knitting Tuesday, August 12 at 3:30 pm or 6:30 pm
Knit and crochet to help the needy!  If you can make just one 7 or 9” rectangle, or would like to learn how, you can help keep the needy in the Akron area warm.  To date, this chapter has supplied over 8,000 afghans.



Library Babies and Tots 

babies and totsAges birth – 3 ½
Thursday, Aug 14 at 10:30 am
Join Miss Kim for songs, stories and group playtime with our library friends.