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

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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 SummitLive365.com 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 Benjamin@artsnow.org or visitwww.facebook.com/ArtsCultureinSummitCounty.

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 todayhttps://summitlive365launch.eventbrite.com


Ballet Excel Ohio of Cuyahoga Falls will be helping ArtsNow celebrate the much-anticipated #SummitLive365. Do not miss this free event. Register today!  https://summitlive365launch.eventbrite.com


Arts. Culture. Fun. Every Day! Where will you be on 10/15? #SummitLive365 ArtsNowhttps://summitlive365launch.eventbrite.com


Twitter: @SummitArtsNow

Facebook: www.facebook.com/SummitArtsNow


Library News–Update


Highland Square Branch and Main Library will open at NOON instead of 10 am Saturday, September 26.


The late opening will help library customers avoid traffic disruptions that are anticipated with the Akron Marathon.


All Library locations will be closed Monday, September 7, Labor Day.


Sign says Sorry We're Closed


Stuff the Bus with United Way

"Stuff the Bus with School Supplies" and front view of cartoon yellow school bus

Help us Stuff the Bus by donating school supplies to fill our collection box at Goodyear Branch Library!

With the start of a new school year, United Way of Summit County is working with partners throughout our community to help make sure public school students in Summit County have the basic materials they need for school.

Here’s how it works:

  1. United Way will supply bins for your organization to collect supplies.
  2. We will arrange to pick up your bins between September 8-11. Supplies can also be dropped off at Akron-Summit County Public Library locations or at the United Way office at 90 North Prospect St., Akron through Friday, September 11.
  3. A Stuff the Bus grand finale will be held on Sunday, September 13 during the Global Village Festival at Lock 3 Park in downtown Akron.
Contact Brian Berg at 330.643.5516 or by email for more information or to get your collection bin today.

Thanks to these companies that have confirmed their participation:

A.Schulman, Inc.
Bober Markey Fedorovich
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Malco Products, Inc.
Premier Bank
Wells Fargo, LLC
Westfield Insurance
Book covers
Pocket folders
Rulers w/standard & metric units
Single subject spiral notebooks
Three-ring binders
#2 pencils with erasers
Plastic School Boxes
Glue sticks*
Pens (blue or black ink)
Wide ruled notebook paper
College ruled notebook paper
Large Erasers
Safety scissors
Pencil Boxes or Pouches
Colored pencils
Index cards
Pencil sharpeners
Index dividers with pockets
Washable markers*
Post-it notes
*Should be labeled non-toxic by the manufacturer

Summer Citronella Candle Fun


Goodyear Branch Library patrons ventured out in the wet weather to participate in the “Summer Citronella Candle” program on Tuesday, June 7th. We had 13 gals join us for this fun, simple craft perfect for summertime. Everyone left with a candle centerpiece perfect for a backyard get-together. Check out our pictures…

SummerCitronellaCandleFinished Gals1 Gals2Faith