The NoSleep Podcast




Do you like Audiobooks? Do you like Horror? Then look no further then the Nosleep Podcast, available for Free on ITunes, on their website and on any android podcast app.

Why are they so great?

The Nosleep Podcast has been putting out episodes of audiobook level quality since June of 2011, and for you binge-listeners that’s six seasons of content at 45+ minutes an episode. The Nosleep Podcast just keeps getting better. So give them a listen but heed the shows message;

“WARNING: This is a horror fiction podcast. It is intended for mature adults, not the faint of heart. Join us at your own risk…” –The NoSleep Podcast


And for those people that would rather read then listen; a best of the now sleep podcast PDF is available on the NoSleep Podcast reddit




Don’t have any vacation days left to take off? Money tied up in holiday ventures? Taking some time off can help ease the holiday burden. This is where a “staycation” comes in. A staycation is a vacation where you stay locally. Stay local and get to know your area while saving time, money. Even if you only have one day to spend with yourself and/or family, taking a staycation can help take away the feeling of being locked to your abode.

A website called Explore Ohio keeps tracks of most events within Ohio. Here’s a link:

Here are some library materials that can help you get started on your way–click on the books to put the books on hold:


Library Closing


All Library locations will be closed Thursday, December 24 Christmas Eve and Friday, December 25 Christmas Day.


All Library locations will close at  5 pm Friday, December 31 New Year’s Eve and will be closed Friday, January 1 New Year’s Day.    


Online access and the catalog are available 24/7.


Cookie Decorating Program


Goodyear tweens were on a sugar high after the Cookie Decorating program this past Thursday. We decorated cookies and sipped hot cocoa while listening to holiday music.  It was fun to watch the attendees create unique cookie designs. Check out these pictures from the program…



Writing Contest Winners


Congratulations to the winners of our writing contest!  In October, grades K – 12 were asked to write a story with the beginning line “Imagine my surprise when I opened the door to my classroom and saw…”.  Here are the winners we picked.

Grades K – 1

Winner: Jonathan B.

Grades 2 – 3

Winner: Zaryiah H.

Runner Up: Gwendolyn W.

Grades 4 – 5

Winner: Angelica M.

Runner Up: Lorenzo H.

Grade 6

Winner: Emma B.

Runner Ups: Ja Niyah C. and Madison P.

Grades 7 – 8

Winner: Tammara H.

Grades 9 – 12

No Entries


Altered Frames Fun


The Altered Frames Craft was a hit with our Goodyear attendees this past Tuesday. It’s always fun to see the creative side of our library patrons. We had a good time mingling and conversing while working on our projects.

Altered Frames

If you missed us for this one, join us on Tuesday, December 8, at 6 pm for The DIY Gift Giver. We will be creating affordable holiday gifts to match virtually any budget. This class will include some hands-on gift making projects and a few that are demo style. Class size is strictly limited to 25 adult/teen (16 & over) participants, so please register early by calling us at 330-784-7522.





All Library locations will close at 5 pm Wednesday, Nov 25 through Nov 26.


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All Library locations will close at 5 pm Wednesday, November 25 Thanksgiving Eve.

All Library locations will be closed Thursday, November 26 Thanksgiving Day.   Online access and the catalog are available 24/7.


All library locations will be closed Wednesday, November 11


All library locations will be closed Wednesday, November 11 for Staff Development Day. There will be no bookmobile or library delivery services. Fines will not be assessed and no library items will be due that day. 

The mobile app, online website and resources, and the library catalog are available for use.

Library service will resume and all locations will reopen Thursday, November 12 during regular business hours.


Wine Glass Lamp Shade Program Was a Hit


Our “Wine Glass Lamp Shade” program was a hit with attendees on October 6th.  27 participants tried their hand at transforming an ordinary wine glass into a small lamp with their own cleverly designed lampshades.

Claudia stopped by the Goodyear Branch Library today to show us what she crafted at home. She plans to sell her creations at local craft shows. It’s wonderful to see what you can learn at your local library.




Summit Live 365 Launch


SummitLive365: The Launch



ArtsNow is proud to announce the launch of at an event at the John S. Knight Center.The event is free and open to the public but reservations are required.

Date & Time:

October 15, 2015 at 5:30 pm – 7 pm


John S. Knight Center
77 E. Mill St.
Akron, OH 44308



About the event:

ArtsNow, a new non-profit that has emerged out of the Arts and Culture Assessment for Summit County, would like to invite you to attend SummitLive365: The Launch.

SummitLive365 is a new portal for artists, venues, performers, organizations and creators of all kinds who comprise Summit County’s rich arts and culture scene.

On Thursday, October 15th from 5:30-7pm ArtsNow will host an event at the John S. Knight Center to celebrate the launch of this free resource and we would love for you to attend to celebrate the work of so many people county-wide.

Free food, entertainment and fun! Join the celebration!


For more information, people can email or

About SummitLive365:

SummitLive365 is a new website which launched in October of 2015. This unique forum serves as a portal for artists, performers, venues, and organizations to feature their talents as well as a robust event calendar for the county. SummitLive365 is free to use and is home to everything from family-friendly events to individual artists sharing their talents. Check it and see where you want to be!


About ArtsNow:


ArtsNow is an innovative new non-profit which will connect arts, culture and community. An outcome of the GAR and Knight Foundation funded Arts and Culture Assessment, ArtsNow seeks to connect, collaborate, and support the incredible work being done by the creative sector in Summit County.


The University of Akron’s Steel Drum Band will be celebrating the launch of #SummitLive365 on 10/15 – You won’t want to miss the excitement! Register today


Ballet Excel Ohio of Cuyahoga Falls will be helping ArtsNow celebrate the much-anticipated #SummitLive365. Do not miss this free event. Register today!


Arts. Culture. Fun. Every Day! Where will you be on 10/15? #SummitLive365 ArtsNow


Twitter: @SummitArtsNow