Librarians’ Winter Reading Program for adults is underway in Akron

Posted January 10, 2019 at 6:00 am

“Libraries Rock!” is the title of the Akron Public Library’s 2019 Winter Reading Program and people can already start “rockin” in the prizes which include Akron Chamber Bucks, gift certificates, clothing, merchandise and goodies.

The Grand Prize is a $50 shopping spree at Maynard’s Food Center.

To participate in “Libraries Rock!” just stop by the Akron library, which is located at 350 Reed St. and sign up.

For every library book — including audiobooks and Bridges’ eBooks — one returns or library program one attends, he or she receives one “scratch ticket” from a librarian.

Then the participant scratches off the ticket to reveal his or her prize. If it’s not a winner, the participant’s

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    “We would like to thank Kellie for her outstanding dedication, hard work, and years of service to Peoples Bank,” said Location President Mike Hohenstein. “We appreciate all she does for the bank and the community.”

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    If there is enough snow to snowshoe, participants will be strapping on snowshoes and exploring the trails. A minimum of four inches of snow is required to snowshoe. There are 17 pairs of snowshoes available so call ahead to pre-register and reserve a pair.

    If there is not enough snow and conditions allow, participants will

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