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- Pick Up Your Library Materials in New Locker at Campbell Library

Patrons can now choose to pick up their reserved library materials in a new pickup locker, located in the atrium just outside the new Campbell Library in the CLWCC (Campbell Community Literacy Workforce and Cultural Center). The holds-pickup locker and vending machine, also in that area, are available whenever the CLWCC is open. Patrons who… read more >>

- Grant Provides for Training for Connected Learning

The Library will train 60 librarians in the approach of connected learning to enable them to engage teens and new adults with programming that provides them with opportunities outside of the classroom which connect to real world career and academic success. This is thanks to a $10,000 grant awarded to PLYMC from the federal Institute… read more >>

- Libraries Closed Tues., 2/16, Due to Weather

YOUNGSTOWN (February 16, 2021/For Immediate Release) – Due to weather conditions, for the safety of staff and patrons, all libraries in the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County system will be closed today, Tuesday, February 16. Café Augustine in the Newport Library and LiB’s Market in the Canfield Library will also be closed. The American Red… read more >>

- Like hoopla? We’ve added hoopla Flex!

Have you tried out the new hoopla Flex Borrow? The Library is expanding its collection on hoopla to include special hoopla Flex titles and borrows. Library cardholders will now have access to 25 hoopla Flex borrows that can be used at any time on available hoopla Flex e-Books and Audiobooks. Unlike the 25 hoopla Instant… read more >>

- Please Read If You Had Materials Due Jan. 29

Due to a glitch in the Library’s Sierra circulation software, there was an auto-renew problem with any materials due on January 29. Also, no courtesy notices were sent out for items due January 29. This is the only date affected by the issue. Patrons who have materials that were due on Jan. 29 should either… read more >>

- Trustees Set Virtual Meeting January 28

YOUNGSTOWN (January 22, 2021/For Immediate Release) – The Board of Trustees of the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County will hold their Annual Meeting virtually via Zoom at 4 p.m. on Thursday, January 28. Zoom Information: Topic: Library Board Meeting 1-28 Time: Jan 28, 2021 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom… read more >>

- Library Catalog Will Be Unavailable Jan. 26

Our Library Catalog (Sierra) will be unavailable as the vendor takes the catalog offline during a needed upgrade  beginning at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 26. The catalog will again be available on Wednesday morning, January 27,  when libraries open. Staff will be able to manually check out library materials while the catalog is unavailable…. read more >>

- LiB’s Café in Canfield Library

CANFIELD (December 28, 2020/For Immediate Release) – LiBs Café” will open Monday, January 4, inside the Canfield Library. Owners Ben and Lindsay Ratner say they “are excited to bring their in-house roasted specialty coffees, as well as scratch-made pastries to the Canfield Branch Library.” In addition to coffee and pastries, LiB’s offers a full espresso… read more >>

- East Library Closed Until January 5

East Library, 430 Early Rd., is temporarily closed and expected to reopen on Tuesday, January 5.

- Community Support Specialist Joins Library Staff

YOUNGSTOWN (For Release December 22, 2020) – The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County (PLYMC) has hired Jim Young as Community Support Specialist, a position that will enable the Library to better serve patrons with needs in social service and mental health areas.   Library Executive Director Aimee Fifarek notes, “We are pleased to have someone so… read more >>

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