Library Blog


Kelly is a librarian at the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County. As the Adult Programming Specialist, her focus is bringing adults the library programs they love.  (Kids can’t have ALL the fun!).  She reads strictly nonfiction and picture books.  She believes that anything you could ever need or want is located somewhere in the library.  Including friends.

The Latest From Kelly

National Blood Donor Month

National Blood Donor Month

Are you a blood donor?  Congratulations, this month is in honor of you! Ever since it was first observed in 1970, January has become National Blood Donor Month.  This holiday is featured in January because the winter historically is the most difficult time to get blood donation, mainly due to bad weather, cancelled drives, and… read more >>

Bullet Journaling

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Intrigued by the hot new creative trend of Bullet Journaling?  Learn how to create a personalized and organized “Bullet Journal.”  Part planner, part diary, you can make it as simple or as elaborate as you like.  Dot grid notebooks and some simple supplies are available as this month’s Adult Take & Make kit. (While supplies… read more >>

The Christmas Story

The holiday season is a time of wonder, beauty, celebration, and spending time with the people you love.  But it can rapidly become stressful, as well.  There’s a lot of pressure to find the perfect gift, make the perfect feast, create the perfect Christmas memories for your family.  Who hasn’t stood, sweating in a check-out… read more >>

Mocktail Recipes for the Roaring 20s

Mocktail Party

Celebrate the Roaring 20s (both 1920 and 2020) with this delicious mocktail drink! Sara’s Savannah Swizzle Ingredients: Lemon-lime Soda Orange Juice Cranberry Juice Grape Juice (optional) Ice (optional) Directions: Mix equal portions of soda and each juice in a glass. Add ice and garnish as desired. Stir. Or, using a tumbler with a lid, shake… read more >>

Small Business Saturday

small business owner coffee shop

Saturday, November 28th is Small Business Saturday. After celebrating Thanksgiving, it is an American tradition to go shopping.  Lots of people like to get started early with their holiday shopping.  A number of stores even open the night of Thanksgiving (to some controversy).  The next day is famously (or perhaps infamously) known as Black Friday.  Black Friday is typically… read more >>

Decision 2020: Today Is Election Day

Voting 2020 icon

Tuesday, November 3rd is Election Day. An election day technically occurs on the “first Tuesday after November 1st.”  And for 2020, that day is today! The United States has an election day every November.  This year is a very important and pivotal election.  The years in which we vote for presidential candidates (every four years)… read more >>

Hispanic Heritage Month


What is Hispanic Heritage Month?  Hispanic Heritage Month is a time for celebrating the Hispanic Culture, and recognizing the contributions and influence of Hispanic-Americans to the history, culture and achievements of the United States. When is Hispanic Heritage Month?  Hispanic Heritage Month runs annually from September 15 through October 15. September 15 was selected as… read more >>