Dial-a-Story: December 2022

If you love story times and audiobooks, or if you want to participate in library programs but don’t have access to a computer, you can simply call in to our special phone number to hear recordings read by our librarians.  We read picture books, chapter books, poetry, short stories, original writings, STEAM/Science info, writing or…
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Local Programs by United Way

The United Way of Youngstown and Mahoning Valley works to create positive change by collaborating with partners to educate and empower children and families in the Valley.    United Way holds various programs in our area, including:    Young Women’s Mentorship: Pairs 4th, 5th, and 6th graders at Taft Elementary School and Boardman Center Middle…
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November 2022: Dial-a-Story

Check out the library’s exciting new service: Dial-a-Story! If you love story times and audiobooks, or if you want to participate in library programs but don’t have access to a computer, you can simply call in to our special phone number to hear recordings read by our librarians and special guests. We read picture books…
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Dial-a-Story: July 2022

Check out the library’s exciting new service: Dial-a-Story!  If you love story times and audiobooks, or if you want to participate in library programs but don’t have access to a computer, you can simply call in to our special phone number to hear recordings read by our librarians and special guests.  We read picture books…
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So You Had to Read a Classic

It’s usually not super-exciting to be told what to read, especially when it was a book written a couple hundred years ago.  There are, in fact, a ton of literary merits to these books, but that doesn’t mean they’re enjoyable to read today.  But these classics have given us a beautiful thing...retellings!  Modern day authors…
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Damsels in Distress and Other Non-Existent Things: 5 YA Fairy Tale Retellings

These fairy tales aren’t full of your normal damsels in distress, knights in shining armor, and one-dimensional evil queens. In this list, we are here to bring you some fantastic, intersectional fairy tale retellings that will make your heart soar, your spirit sing, and… a whole bunch of other upbeat idioms that describe fairy tales…
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