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Don’t Be Duped! Collection 

Don't Be Duped video series

Check out our Don’t Be Duped collection: a series of brief videos on detecting, and combating, various types of fallacious arguments.   Perhaps you saw and enjoyed them on our Facebook page @LibraryMahoningCounty.  Watch them all again, here in one convenient collection for your viewing enjoyment!  Click on the links below to view each video on… read more >>

Science for Everyone!

Citizen Science Month, Woman and Girl at Computer

The month of April is Citizen Science Month, and April 16th is Citizen Science Day.  If you enjoy science, there are lots of projects where you can help out. Any person in the world can participate with helping to researchers gain insights about all sorts of topics from the environment through health.  And, best of… read more >>

Let’s celebrate Deaf History Month!  

Every year from March 13th through April 15th, everyone should join in and celebrate Deaf History Month. This month is dedicated to those within the Deaf community who have advocated for change within Deaf communities across the country and around the world.   Check out these lists of titles within our catalog for books to learn more about Deafness… read more >>

Learn places in our communities using American Sign Language with Miss Jenni  

ASL

Have you always wanted to learn American Sign Language, or ASL? Here is your chance! Watch the following video on how to sign all the different places within our community. Have fun!         In order to help you practice, check out just a few titles from our catalog and online resources:    –Places in My Neighborhood by Shelly Lyons   -Museums by Jennifer… read more >>

Sight Word Practice at Home

Little girl and boy reading and laughing

Sight words help children build speed and fluency while reading. Most of these words cannot be decoded using traditional strategies, so memorization is usually best! There are approximately 220 sight words that children should have memorized by third grade. For a list of these sight words, click here. An easy way to motivate your child to practice sight words is… read more >>

Get Your Body Moving With PLYMC

Group of smiling kindergarten kids

Gross Motor skills are important to your child’s physical development. The mastery of these skills is essential to completing every day tasks and routines. The following activities will promote the development of these skills.    ACTIVITIES TO TRY: Hopscotch– Playing hopscotch encourages your child to practice body control and coordination by jumping and balancing.   Playing… read more >>

Lots of Ways to Learn & Improve Nutrition

National Nutrition Month EatRight Personalize Your Plate

March is National Nutrition Month. Do you know what’s good for you to eat? Would you like to improve your diet? Well, the library has some great resources to help you learn about nutrition! These resources are available for all PLYMC library card holders, with most found on the Health Resources webpage and others from our Digital Resources webpage. But this… read more >>

Educational Resources: Writing

writing journal

Learning new ways to improve writing skills can be fun and easy with a few simple tips, tools and strategies. Children will benefit from creative writing when they are able to release creative energy, use self-expression, foster imagination, enable thought-processing and out of the box thinking. Language skills, a stable emotional development, pride and fun come with the increasing use of writing.   Writing… read more >>

Let’s celebrate Deaf History Month!

Every year from March 13th through April 15th, everyone should join in and celebrate Deaf History Month. This month is dedicated to those within the Deaf community who have advocated for change for those within the Deaf communities across the country and the world.    Some argue what the key moments within the American History for the Deaf are,… read more >>