Spring Break Basket Raffle

spring break

April 6 – 11

Each time you check out items this week

you will receive one ticket for the basket raffle.

  You could win one of these baskets filled with gently used books and other fun items.  There is something for all ages.

Check us out this week and enjoy your Spring Break!

Winners will be notified

Monday, April 13


Paws for Reading



Paws for Reading

Mondays, March 9, April 13, May 11, 4 pm

Come meet Callie and Lizzie – they love to listen to stories!

Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to our doggie pals.  Bring a book from home or read one of ours!  Not reading yet?  Our dogs’ human pals will read to you.  This is a great way for children to practice their literacy skills and gain more confidence in reading aloud.  Children of all ages are welcome.  No registration is needed.



Love in the Library



This week we have created a Valentine Tree filled with hearts that explain “I Love My Library Because…”  Stop in and tell us why you love the library!


Writing Contest Winners


Congratulations to the winners of our writing contest!  In November, grades K-12 were asked to write about an animal.  Here are the winners we picked!

Grades K-1

Winner: Antoine B.

Grades 2-3

Winner: The Cute Hamster That Wanted To Be a Pet by Kaleya J.

Runner Up: The Bunny Who Can Sing by RaMyiah B.

Grades 4-6

Winner: The Cameleon by Darryll B.

Runners Up:

My Pet by Sydni J.

The Missing Turtle by Rashen B.

Emily T.

No Petey! by Somer S.

Marvin the Robin & BJ’s Adventure by Joey

My Imaginary Dog by Alexis L.

Grades 7-8

Winner: Captured by Kayera L.

Grades 9-12

No entries


Snap Crackle and Pop Culture: An Afternoon with Author Marty Gitlin


Wednesday, October 29, 1 pm


Join us for a fun, humorous and informative program presented by author Marty Gitlin.  He talks about THE GREATEST SITCOMS OF ALL TIME as the first author to actually rank in order the greatest sitcoms ever produced on television.  His book THE GREAT AMERICAN CEREAL BOOK has also received international attention.  Gitlin’s books will be available for purchase and autographing.


This past week at Goodyear Branch Library


We had lots of fun this week at the library.  Monday we had our meeting of Crochet with Penny where people get together weekly to crochet and knit and do other needle arts.  Tuesday the adults had great fun making Scarecrow Jars for the fall season.

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The kids also had fun Tuesday making hand puppets out of their hands, pipe cleaners, and googlie eyes.



Thursday we had our Jitterbugs Story Time with lots of music and movement and fun.  Friday we had Preschool Playtime and this month we had a great time with a pool of water.  We had a water wheel and went fishing as well as playing with other cars, blocks, and toys.








In the library Friday one of our young patrons had fun arranging our dolls at a table and gave them each a book to read!



If you feel like you’ve missed all the fun – don’t worry – here’s what’s coming up next week October 13 – 18, 2014

Monday – Paws for Reading at 4 pm

Crochet with Penny 6 pm

Wednesday – Book Discussion, Movies and Munchies 12 pm

Thursday – Jitterbugs Story Time 10:15 am

Saturday – Family Photo Booth 2 pm

Just click on the tabs above to see all of the fall programs at Goodyear Branch Library!


Continuous Book Sale




The Friends of Goodyear Library now has a continuous book sale!

Every day that the library is open you can browse books and other items on our book sale cart.  There is a box on the cart that accepts donations for these items and you can keep them for your very own!

The Friends of Goodyear Library holds a larger Book Sale in the meeting room twice a year in May and September.

Thank you to all our Friends!


Friends of Goodyear Library Book Sale

Book sale with close up of books spine up on a table and people looking through books further behind.

Photo from Phil Roeder via flickr.com

Friday, September 26 , Friends Preview Sale 3 – 5 pm

Saturday, September 27, Sale 10:30 am – 4 pm




Stuff the 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 only weeks away, United Way of Summit County’s Young Leaders Society is working with partners throughout the county to help make sure students have the basic materials they need on the first day of class.

The “Stuff the Bus” school supply drive runs from now until August 30. Students in need who attend public schools in Summit County will benefit. Supplies will be accepted at collection points until Thursday, August 28th and will be picked up by Young Leaders Society volunteers and placed on an Akron Public Schools bus outside Canal Park during the game. The supplies will then be distributed to at-risk children across Summit County.

For more information or to volunteer contact Brian Berg at 330.643.5516 or bberg@uwsummit.org.

Donations can be dropped off at any Akron-Summit County Public Library location or United Way of Summit County, 90 North Prospect Street, Akron 44304 or brought to the Akron RubberDucks game on Thursday, August 30th.

General School Supplies Needed:

Glue Sticks*

Wide Ruled notebook paper

College-ruled notebook paper

Large Erasers

Pencil Sharpeners

Single subject spiral notebooks

Rulers with standard and metric units

#2 pencils with erasers


Colored Pencils


Safety scissors


Plastic School Boxes

Washable markers*

Middle/High School

Book Covers

Pocket Folders

Pens (blue or black ink)


Three-ring binders

Pencil box or pouch



Index cards

*Should be labeled non-toxic by the manufacturer


I Love the 90’s


July 16 @3:30 for ages 11 – 18

Have you ever played in a Tecmo Bowl tournament, tried your chances against King Koopa, or beat Dr. Robotnik?  This program will give you the opportunity to see what video gaming was like back in the 90’s.  While you wait for your turn on the games (because back in the day you had to take turns) design your own retro T-shirt that will be sure to turn heads with its classic cool look.

Please register for this program at 330-784-7522.