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- Four libraries to Open with Limited Service

Four libraries in the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County (PLYMC) system will be opening on Monday, July 13, for limited services, as the system begins to welcome patrons back into buildings for in-person service. The four libraries are Newport, Sebring,Springfield,and Brownlee Woods. Library Executive Director Aimee Fifarek says, “We are so pleased to be able to welcome patrons… read more >>

- Open Letter from Library

An  Open Letter  from the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County   June 17, 2020  Everyone across Ohio is taking cautious steps out of our homes and PLYMC is no different.  Although our staff has been providing amazing programs online for the entirety of this crisis, and we are available nearly every day by phone and… read more >>

- Book Drops and Plans for Expanded Services

YOUNGSTOWN (June 17, 2020/For Immediate Release) – Planning continues for expansion of services at the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County. Beginning today, book and media drop boxes will again be available at all libraries and materials can be returned. “As we move forward to expand services, we are working hard to balance exceptional customer service with the safety of… read more >>

- Library Supports Community on Equity and Inclusion 

YOUNGSTOWN (June 2, 2020/For Immediate Release) – “The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County [PLYMC] stands with the community in working towards equity and inclusion,” says Aimee Fifarek, Library Executive Director. The Library issued this statement of support: We oppose racism and discrimination in all their forms. “We support those who successfully exercised their 1st amendment rights in a peaceful… read more >>

- Summer Discovery Begins June 1

  ‘Imagine Your Story’ with Virtual Summer Discovery June 1-July 31 at the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County Summer Discovery at the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County (PLYMC) will be a virtual experience running from June 1 through July 31. This year’s theme is “Imagine Your Story.” Registrations will begin to… read more >>

- Library Begins Curbside Pickup June 3

For more information and FAQ: YOUNGSTOWN (May 28, 2020/For Immediate Release) – The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County (PLYMC) will begin to provide curbside pickup for physical materials at four library locations on Wednesday, June 3, as the first step in a phased-in return of staff and services. Patrons can place holds and check out books,… read more >>

- Trustee meeting June 11, 2020

For more information on the Trustee’s regular session: Library Trustees to Hold Regular Meeting and Committee Meeting on June 11 Via Zoom YOUNGSTOWN (June 8, 2020/For Immediate Release) – The Board of Trustees, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, will hold its regular session on Thursday, June 11, at 4 p.m., via Zoom… read more >>

- Main Library Renovation Set to Proceed with Design Review Committee Approval

YOUNGSTOWN, OH (May 5, 2020) –The Youngstown Zoning Department Design Review Committee today unanimously approved a request from the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County (PLYMC) for site work, paving the way for the Main Library renovation to begin. Bostwick Design Partnership submitted to the Design Review Committee a presentation on the project, which… read more >>

- Storyline – Kids Can Hear a Story on the Phone

Hear a Story at 330-259-3393 Call and listen to one of our librarians read your children a story each week.  The story will change each week, so feel free to email if you have reading suggestions. # 4-27-20

- Virtual Book Club Chooses ‘Educated’ as First Read – Join In!

Join the new virtual book club with partners YSU Alumni and Friends, YSU’s Maag Library and the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County. Following a survey, the book “Educated”  by Tara Westover was chosen as the first selection. The book was 2018 Goodreads Choice winner. The books will be discussed in Goodreads. The book club’s Facebook… read more >>

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