Family Resource Center

If you want information about a specific disease or condition, Akron Children's Family Resource Center can help you. Call 330-543-8180 or email your request to the center.

Hours: Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday - 9 a.m. to noon

Family Resource Center

Akron Children's Family Resource Center provides pediatric consumer health library services for patients, families, health professionals, service provider agencies and the community. Located off the Atrium Lobby at Akron Children’s Hospital, it is a member of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

Among the many services available through our Family Resource Center are:

The center has computers available so patient family members may:

Searching for health information on the web can lead to confusing results. MedlinePlus, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, has created a webpage that teaches us how to search and then evaluate health information on the web:  Evaluating Health Information 

The center librarian is also available for group presentations on finding and evaluating Internet health information.

Our History

Akron Children's Family Resource Center honors Dr. Louis Lame, who was a well-respected pediatrician at Children’s Hospital. Upon his retirement in 1986, grateful patients and families established the Lame Fund as a tribute to his many years of devoted service. Contributions to the Lame Fund help keep the materials current.

Contact the Children's Hospital Foundation at 330-543-8340 if you would like to make a donation.

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