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Kelly M.

Kelly is an Adult Librarian in the Canfield Unit at the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County. She earned her Master’s in Library Science from Clarion University of Pennsylvania in 2019. Kelly loves all things bookish, from playing word games to dabbling with creative writing. And, of course, reading as many books as possible from all genres, though she especially enjoys romance and YA novels. Kelly also likes crafting, baking, listening to country music, and spending time with her family.

The Latest From Kelly M.

Guide to Podcasts


Podcasts are extremely popular these days, largely because there’s a podcast about everything, from history, science, and technology to true crime, sports, and myths. With such a wide variety of topics and new podcasts launching every day, it’s impossible not to find one that piques your interest. Maybe you’ve heard about podcasts, but don’t really… read more >>

Shark Week is Here!

A tiger shark heads straight towards the camera in an underwater dive experience.

Discovery Channel’s Shark Week kicks off July 11 and runs through July 18. This year marks the 33rd annual celebration of Shark Week. Shark movies and programs will be showing all month long on both the Discovery Channel and discovery+ streaming service. For a full listing of new programs premiering during Shark Week, please visit… read more >>

Happy National Garfield the Cat Day

Garfield the Cat book jacket

Today is the 43rd anniversary of the beloved Garfield comic strip. Garfield is arguably one of the most recognizable icons, known for his laziness, fondness for lasagna, and bright orange fur. The Garfield comic first appeared in print on June 19, 1978, and although the comic was originally syndicated in just forty-one newspapers, Garfield would… read more >>

Summer at the Drive-In

Drive in theater movie vintage sign

Summer is the best time to hit up the Drive-In movie theatre!  Open windows, bring your own snacks, and enjoy a movie on a hot summer evening with family or friends! In Camden, New Jersey on June 6, 1933, Richard M. Hollingshead Jr. opened the first ever drive-in movie theater featuring a 40-foot by 50-foot… read more >>

May is National Strawberry Month!

If you love strawberries, then you’re in luck because May is National Strawberry Month! Strawberries are at the top of the list of America’s most loved fruits, and it’s no wonder when they’re so sweet and versatile! Whether eaten by themselves or in your favorite recipe, strawberries make a great addition to any meal! To… read more >>

Animal Movies!

movie clapper board director dog

Now that Summer Discovery is in full swing, here’s a list of animal movies the whole family can watch to go along with this year’s theme, Tails and Tales! From animated favorites, comedies, and classics, to nature documentaries and educational programs, there’s something for everyone to enjoy! Don’t forget … if you sign up for… read more >>