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- Friends Sale at Poland Library Sept. 25-26

POLAND (Sept. 22, 2020/For Immediate Release) — The Friends of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County (PLYMC), which operates a bookstore in the Poland Library, 311 S. Main St., will hold an outdoor sale of CDs and DVDs on Fri., Sept. 25, and Sat., Sept. 26, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Outdoor… read more >>

- Library Trustees Virtual Meeting October 1

YOUNGSTOWN (September 24, 2020/For immediate release) – The Board of Trustees of the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County will hold their regular session as a virtual meeting via Zoom at 4 p.m. on Thursday, October 1. Zoom information: Topic: Library Board of Trustees Meeting 10-1-2020 Time: Sep 21, 2020 04:00 PM Eastern Time… read more >>

- Sept. Is National Library Card Sign-Up Month

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when The Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County (PLYMC) joins the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step on the path to academic achievement and lifelong learning. “LIBRARIES ARE… read more >>

- ‘Libraries Transform’ eBook Pick Free on Overdrive Sept. 14-28

“Libraries Transform Book Pick,” an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced its eBook choice for September 14-28: “Book of the Little Axe” by Lauren Francis-Sharma.  The Libraries Transform Book Pick is a program which offers free access to a chosen ebook through public libraries across the nation. Use your PLYMC Library Card… read more >>

- Campbell Library Opened September 9

CAMPBELL (September 9, 2020 / For Immediate Release) – The Campbell branch of the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County opened to the public at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, September 9, in its new location, the CLWCC (Campbell Community Literacy Workforce and Cultural Center), 436 Struthers-Coitsville Rd., Lowellville, OH 44436. Library Executive Director Aimee Fifarek said,… read more >>

- Sale of Surplus Items, Books at Main Library Sept. 10, 11, 12

 YOUNGSTOWN (Updated September 4, 2020) — Surplus items and surplus books from the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County (PLYMC) will be offered to the public for sale: Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown 8:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 10 /  Fri., Sept. 11 /  Sat., Sept. 12 Surplus items include: tables, chairs, shelving in… read more >>

- Remembering Symphony Director Randall Craig Fleischer and His Love of Libraries

Library Executive Director Aimee Fifarek expressed condolences on the passing of Randall Craig Fleischer, Youngstown Symphony Music Director and Conductor. Library Trustees and staff extend sympathies. Ms. Fifarek said, “We were saddened to hear of the passing of Randall Fleischer. This is a great loss for our community in the wonderful way he brought music… read more >>

- Canfield Library Re-Opens at 11 AM Today – Aug. 25

The Canfield Library will reopen today (Tuesday, August 25) at 11 a.m. The Canfield branch closed yesterday afternoon due to a water line problem. # # #

- Library Trustees Set Special Meeting August 19

YOUNGSTOWN (August 17, 2020/For Immediate Release) – The Board of Trustees, Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County (PLYMC), will hold a special meeting virtually via Zoom at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday August 19. The purpose of this meeting is to change the date of the regular September board meeting (set for September 10) to… read more >>

- Groundbreaking Kicks Off Main Library Renovation Construction

See Groundbreak Page>> YOUNGSTOWN (August 7, 2020/For Immediate Release) — A virtual groundbreaking ceremony was held on the front lawn of the Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., today at 11:30 a.m. to celebrate the start of the renovation project with work on the site expected to begin next week. Due to the COVID-19 environment, the… read more >>

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