Library Blog

Kelly

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

Battle of Gettysburg

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 >>

Dial-a-Story Monthly Schedule

Check out the library’s exciting new service: Dial A Story! 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,… read more >>

D-Day: The Day That Changed a War

omaha-beach

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 >>

Dial-A-Story Menu

Check out the library’s exciting new service: Dial A Story! 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,… read more >>

Dig Into Gardening

Planting flowers in a garden

Getting your hands in the soil, planting and nurturing seedlings, and seeing your plants come to life and blossom… gardening is irresistible!  Fortunately, no matter what level your expertise, everyone can garden.  All it takes is 10 easy steps. Step 1: Get an idea. Do a little research.  Get information from gardening books, websites, or… read more >>

Titanic Remembrance Day

Titanic - Southampton 1912

Even after all these years, the Titanic continues to fascinate and haunt us.  Why is that?  Perhaps because we cannot wrap our minds around the idea that something so terrible could come from something so incredible.  This April 15th marks the 109th anniversary of the tragic sinking of this “unsinkable” ship.  So on this day,… read more >>

Holocaust Remembrance Day

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Holocaust Remembrance Day is a solemn occasion, commemorating the 6 million Jews and 5 million others who perished in the Holocaust at the hands of Nazi Germany.  This day is a time to reflect on the lives lost, as well as the heroism and the Jewish resistance during that terrifying period (1933-1945). Holocaust Remembrance Day… read more >>