Library Blog


Rebekah is the Government Documents librarian in the Information Services department at Main Library. Growing up a history buff, she enjoys reading historical fiction and recording her family history. When not at work, Rebekah spends her time hiking, painting, or binging the latest true crime podcasts.

The Latest From Rebekah

COVID-19 Pandemic and Vaccines: How to Find the Facts


Fake news and misinformation spread like wildfire in the age of technology and social media, and the global pandemic of COVID-19 has been no exception of what, or what not, to believe. Since the spread of the Novel Coronavirus, many people have relied on social media more than ever for news. Check out our Health… read more >>

COVID-19 Journal Project

writing journal

The Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County would like to encourage Mahoning Valley residents of all ages and backgrounds to share their thoughts, feelings, and experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic through writing, drawings, photographs, or other methods of expression. Our library has a great Local History collection and we would like to create a journal of written or… read more >>

Fitness Books to Check Out and Get Active

woman reading a yoga book

Hello, everyone!  This is Rebekah, and I’m going to give you some recommendations for fitness books that you can check out and get active. Whether you’re new to exercise or looking to try at home workouts, you’re sure to find something that works for you.   All the books below are available in our catalog, or you can search… read more >>