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.    


This Week at Mogadore Library


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.


Program Pictures




Just in case you don’t already know, our Blog has program pictures available for viewing under each tab: Adult, Teen and Children. We try to post the pictures as soon as possible following the programs in which pictures have been taken. Sometimes we have so many pictures from our events we can’t possibly post them all, so feel free to check with our staff to see if any additional pictures have been printed.

Also if you’ve visited us this summer for our Fun Club programs, we have pictures printed and available on the large bulletin board in our meeting room. See your face? Feel free to take the picture with you.


New Releases for August 2014


A Little Night Murder by Nancy MartinThe Blackbird Sisters are back with A Little Night Murder by Nancy Martin, available August 5th. A Little Night Murder will be the tenth in the funny glamorous mystery series by Martin. Nora is pregnant at last, but even that will not stop murder under the stars. Get a copy at your local Akron-Summit County Public Library.


The Girl from the Well by Rin ChupecoLooking for a new debut author check out Rin Chupeco and The Girl from the Well. An unsettling ghost story with beautiful writing that will appeal to all types of horror fans, The Girl from the Well will be released August 5th and will be available at your local public library.




Queen of Hearts by Rhys BowenLady Georgiana Rannoch thirty-fifth in line for the British Throne will return with Queen of Hearts by Rhys Bowen. A Royal Spyness Mystery series addition, Queen of Hearts will be the eighth in this whimsical whodunit series which will be available Augusts 5th and can be found at your local public Library.



Crave the Night by Lara AdrianMidnight Breed series and all of your favorites Breed vampires are back in Lara Adrian’s newest addition to this sizzling, heart-pounding series with Crave the Night, available this August 5th. Crave the Night will be the twelfth addition in this paranormal romance series. You can find a copy at your local Akron Public Library.



 The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone

Fans of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children may want to check out a new released by author Adele Griffin The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone which will be released August 12th. The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone tells the story of a young artist, her mysterious death and the fandom that won’t let her go. You can find your own copy at your local Akron Public Library.



Visions by Kelley Armstrong

New York Times Bestselling author Kelley Armstrong will be releasing her newest Visions August 19thVisions will be the second in the Cainsville series following Omens. This is an excellent urban fantasy series featuring the creepy and sometimes spooky town of Cainsville with Olivia Taylor and the not always good guy Gabriel Walsh. You can find a copy at your local Akron Public Library.



Mean Streak by Sandra Brown

Sandra Brown returns with another heart-pounding edge of your seat story of survival with Mean Streak which will be released this August 19th. Bestselling author Brown is sure to be on the top of many to-read lists, so make sure you get on the holds list today at your local Akron Public Library.



Windigo Island by William Kent Krueger

Fans of the Cork O’Connor Mystery series will be happy to hear William Kent Krueger’s newest Windigo Island will be released August 19th.  Windigo Island will be the fourteenth in this nail-biting mystery series which can be found at your local Akron Public Library.



Her Last Whisper by Karen Robards

Karen Robards returns with her newest Her Last Whisper A Dr. Charlotte Stone novel which will be available August 26th. Her last whisper will be the third book in this paranormal romance thriller series and is sure to be another sizzling read by bestselling author Robards. You can find a place on the hold list today at your local Akron Public Library.



Close to Home by Lisa Jackson

New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson will be releasing her newest novel of suspense with Close to Home available this August 26th. Fans know Jackson is not an author to pass up Readers will want to get on the hold list today to uncover horrifying secretes in Close to Home available at your local Akron Public Library.



Heroes Are My Weakness Susan Elizabeth Phillips

New York Times bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips returns with Heroes Are My Weakness available this August 26th. Readers know they are in for sassy wit and dazzling charm with Phillips, and her newest is sure to deliver. Make sure to find a copy of your own at your local Akron Public Library.



The Beautiful Ashes by Jeaniene Frost

In a world of shadows anything is possible, fans of paranormal and urban fantasy will know her name, Jeaniene Frost will be releasing The Beautiful Ashes August 26th and will be the first in her new Broken Destiny series. You can find a copy at your local public library.



The Long Way Home by Louise Penny

Inspector Gamache returns with The Long Way Home by Louise Penny August 26th. The Long Way Home will be the tenth in this very popular and quite addicting mystery series with everyone’s favorite former Chief Inspector of Homicide, Gamache. Get on the hold list today at your local Akron-Summit County Public Library.


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Teen Tuesday

mad science
A hodgepodge of fun!
Grades 5 on up
Tuesday, August 5 at 3:30 pm
Mad Science Party End of the summer freaky food party!



Mysterious Tuesdays
Tuesday, August 5 at 6 pm

TELL NO ONE by Harlan Coben
TELL NO ONE by Harlan Coben


Library Babies and Tots 

babies and tots Ages birth – 3 ½
Thursday, Aug 7 at 10:30 am
Join Miss Kim for songs, stories and group playtime with our library friends.


Reader’s Choice Book Discussion
Thursday, August 7 at 6 pm

MRS. LINCOLN’S DRESSMAKER by Jennifer Chiaverini
MRS. LINCOLN’S DRESSMAKER by Jennifer Chiaverini



Stop by our NatureConnect spaces this summer and see what we have blooming.  There are binoculars and observation sheets near both areas to examine and explore our green spaces.
Saturday, August 9 from 11 am- 12 pm
Come for a Butterfly Program with Miss Kelly



Paws For Reading


Paws for Reading






Mind, Body, & Sole


It’s 52 days into this summer’s Mind, Body & Sole reading program. At this stage in the program, you may have qualified for a snazzy bumper sticker and/or an even snazzier t-shirt. Also, July 28th was our the 50 day milestone. If you’ve been participating in Mind, Body, & Sole since June 9th, you get another entry for our end of summer incentive drawings. If you’re wondering what kind of incentives we have be sure to stop in and check out our display case.  #Read26.

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