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 Pug Day!

pug lounging in grass

October 15 is the best day of the year: it is the day that we celebrate the adorable little dog known as The Pug. This holiday was developed in 2012 to “celebrate this wonderful, loving and loyal breed and to encourage pug lovers all over the world to adopt their next pug from the shelter… read more >>

Dial-a-Story Monthly Schedule

Dial-a-Story for September If you love story times and audiobooks or you want to participate in library programs but don’t have access to a computer, you can simply call our special phone number to hear recordings read by librarians and special guests.  We read picture books, chapter books, poetry, short stories, original writings, STEAM/Science info,… 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 >>

Remembering 9/11 Twenty Years Later

Patriot Day remembering 9-11

***Content warning: this blog contains information about acts of terrorism and may not be suitable for all audiences.*** September 11, 2001 is a day that will not, and should not, ever be forgotten.  The National September 11 Memorial and Museum best summarizes what happened on that fateful day: “On September 11, 2001, nineteen terrorists associated… read more >>

Happy National Dog Day!

pet dog

National Dog Day is August 26.  What a great excuse to appreciate dogs of all shapes and sizes (and breeds) for everything that they offer and do for us.  Whether they are guide dogs, therapy dogs, and/or companion animals, all dogs are special.  These remarkable creatures deserve some love and appreciation!  So find a spot… read more >>

Battle of Gettysburg


The town of Gettysburg, located in southeastern Pennsylvania, was thrust into history when the Civil War literally came to its door steps.  In the scorching heat of July 1 through July 3, 1863, Union and Confederate forces fought in what became the bloodiest battle of the Civil War.  Even though the war would drag on… read more >>

D-Day: The Day That Changed a War


Throughout history, there have been significant events that stand out because they changed the course of history. The assassinations of Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, and Martin Luther King, Jr. are just a few moments in history that changed how we live and think. During World War II, the day the Allied troops stormed the beaches of Nazi-controlled France, became the day that ultimately led to the end of World War II. June… read more >>

Penguin Snacks

Penguin snacks completed

In honor of our Humboldt Penguin Pen Pals at the Akron Zoo, let’s make some fun snacks that look like just them! Pick from Titi, Rocky, Guapo, Gabriella, Pez, Pedro, Mouse, Armando, Schnitzel, Franz, Anadeo and Rico, or make one of each!  (Read all about these special penguins and their unique personalities on the Akron… read more >>

National Day of Prayer

National Day of Prayer

May 6, 2021 is designated as the National Day of Prayer. All Americans, from all walks of life, are encouraged to pray for our nation. All faiths are invited to pray. It is not a political event, nor is it necessarily a religious event.  All Americans are simply encouraged to “turn to God in prayer… read more >>