This past week at Goodyear Branch Library

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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.

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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.

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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!

 

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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!

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Continuous Book Sale

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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!

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Friends of Goodyear Library Book Sale

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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

 

 

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Stuff the Bus!

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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

Tissues

Colored Pencils

Elementary

Safety scissors

Crayons*

Plastic School Boxes

Washable markers*

Middle/High School

Book Covers

Pocket Folders

Pens (blue or black ink)

Scissors

Three-ring binders

Pencil box or pouch

Protractors

Calculators

Index cards

*Should be labeled non-toxic by the manufacturer

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I Love the 90′s

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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.

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Movie Matinee Wednesdays

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Every other Wednesday this summer we are showing a movie!

Come to the library and cool down with a family movie and some popcorn.  This week we are showing:

Thank you to the Friends of Goodyear Library for sponsoring the popcorn and drinks!

 

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Preschool Play Time

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Play helps young children learn skills needed for reading and writing.  At play time adults and children can make friends, share stories, create and play together.  Preschool Play Time is for young children and their favorite adults.  No registration is needed.

 

Friday June 20, July 18, August 15

12:30 – 1:30 pm

 

Goodyear Branch Library

60 Goodyear Blvd, Akron Ohio 44305 330-784-7522

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Paws For Reading

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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.

 

Monday June 23 and July 21 at 1 pm

 

Goodyear Branch Library

60 Goodyear Blvd, Akron Ohio 44305 330-784-7522

 

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Like dust, I’ll rise

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Today we learned that wonderful poet, author and political activist Maya Angelou has passed away at age 86.

Born in 1928 as Marguerite Johnson, Angelou made her mark on the literary community in 1969 with her autobiographical I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. The book was a groundbreaking work on the effects of racism, abuse, sexism and socioeconomic challenges on a maturing young girl.

Angelou was heavily involved in the Civil Rights Movement and her literary talents opened many doors for female and minority authors. A talented, nuanced and extraordinary person, Angelou will long be remembered.

Maya Angelou published a vast array of plays, poems, essays and memoirs throughout her life. Her work is available throughout the Akron-Summit County Public Library system. Visit our Main Library or one of our branches to reserve copies of her books today.

 

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April Poetry Contest Winners

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Congratulations to the winners of our Poetry Contest.  In April, grades K-12 were asked to write a poem about anything they would like.  After reading lots of wonderful poems, here are the winners we picked!

 

Grades K-1

No entries

Grades 2-3

Winner: My Cat by Jade B.

Grades 4-5

Winner: Pool by Natilee O.

Honorable Mentions: Reptiles by J’Amontai T. and By Shanya M.

Grade 6

Winner: I Am by Mirgita C.

Honorable Mentions: I Am by Marlon L. , By Kayla K. , Today! by Jeremiah A. , I Am by Elijah J. , I Am by Jacob W. and I Am by Lanyia W.

Grades 7-12

No entries

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