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Kim is a naturally curious adult services librarian who can be found at the Poland branch of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County. She likes to read a wide array of different genres but has a soft spot for any book guaranteed to make her cry. She can mostly be found spending time with her husband and three children, who like to keep her on her toes!

The Latest From Kim

Finding a New Hobby

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Are you looking for a new hobby to keep yourself busy?  If you are looking for some hobby inspiration, look no further!  Log in with your library card to check out our Hobby & Craft Reference Center. You can also check out this list of 50 Low-cost hobbies to try out! Maybe you want to learn a new language…. read more >>

Book Review: The Two Lives of Lydia Bird

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This week I finished reading The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver (March 2020). It follows Lydia Bird as  she struggles with the death of her fiance, Freddie.  Lydia and Freddie have been together since they were teenagers, until he dies, suddenly, in a car wreck on her twenty-eighth birthday.  What comes next is the story of Lydia and Freddie’s love… read more >>

Self-care at Home with Sugar Scrubs

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Self-care is not selfish!  I have included a list of books available through the library, for DIY and homemade solutions to creating personal products at home to help you relax and take care of yourself.  Are you looking for more ways to de-stress?  The Mayo Clinic has provided 7 proven stress-busters. The Public Library of Youngstown and… read more >>