Honoring Ruth Bader Ginsburg: 1933-2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg (aka RBG) was the second female to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, serving from 1993-2020. She was an advocate for the advancement of gender equality and women’s rights, and gained recognition for her “fiery dissents” from the bench. “Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a… read more >>

Library Card Sign-Up Month Giveaway!

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when The Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County (PLYMC) joins the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step on the path to academic achievement and lifelong learning. This year,… read more >>

Animal Exercises

Want your kids to get some exercise but don’t want it to be boring? Try exercising like an animal. Getting kids to move is important but it can also be fun with these animal exercises.  Set a timer for 30-45 seconds and have kids repeat the motions of the animal they chose. Don’t forget to have them take rests in… read more >>

Screen Time for Youth

There are all types of things to think about with your kids, and how much screen time they should have is one of them! A lot of research exists on the subject and new research is coming out all of the time, but it can be difficult to sift through.    When thinking about screen time for children, what… read more >>

Pigs!

Have you ever visited a farm? Maybe some of you are lucky enough to live on a farm!  I’m sure you’ve all read books about farms and farm animals.  Do you have a favorite animal on the farm?  It’s a tough decision, but I think my very favorite farm animals are the pigs.  Big or small,… read more >>

Celebrate National Country Music Day on July 4

July 4th is National Country Music Day. Country music has been around for many years and started here in United States. This day goes back to the 1950’s, when the Country Music Deejay Association wanted to honor Jimmie Rodgers, known as “The Father of Country Music.” There are artists like Patsy Cline, Reba McEntire, and Luke Bryan or Garth Brooks to groups… read more >>

Fourth of July Books & Craft for Kids

What comes to mind when you think of Red, White, and Blue? It’s that time of the year that everybody looks forward to. From flags and fireworks to parades and outdoor grilling, nothing says summer like the Fourth of July. While this holiday is celebrated by many across the county, families have their own way of celebrating. To add to your celebrations, make this holiday even more enjoyable by… read more >>

Page to Screen Virtual Book Club

Join the Library’s Project LIT Youngstown in amplifying and uplifting diverse voices outside of the classroom. Each month we will spend 3 weeks reading and discussing a book from the Project LIT Community Book List before watching either a movie adaptation or a corresponding author video during the 4th week. Meetings will take place via… read more >>

Excel Tips

One of the fastest ways to learn Excel is to learn some of the Excel TIPS and TRICKS. Learn how to move data in an Excel spread sheet. Excel Tip #1 – Move Data  We want to show you how to move data around in your cells the easiest way possible.  The quickest way to move… read more >>

DIY Silly Putty STEAM Activity

Looking for a way that will help kids let off STEAM? This can be done in a fun and productive way. STEAM is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. This interactive approach to learning is exciting, engaging and helps children to think creatively and problem solve. Check out this amazing STEAM activity for how to make silly putty!  Items needed:  Measuring cups (1/2 cup & 1 cup)  Spoon  Bowl  Dish Soap  Cornstarch  Ziplock Baggie or… read more >>

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