Campbell Library Opened September 9

The CLWCC is the home of the new Campbell Library, opening September 9, 2020.

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, “The Library is pleased to be able to bring full library services back to Campbell. As a founding partner in the CLWCC project, the Library congratulates Superintendent Matthew Bowen and his team on creating an amazing facility which will bring enormous economic benefits to the area. We also express our gratitude to the Campbell Schools for hosting our Campbell Library Express in the D’Amato Field House when the branch needed a temporary location.”

Matthew Bowen, Superintendent of Campbell Schools, said, “Our public library was the first partner of the CLWCC. Their early commitment, before any other organization, was a true testament to their commitment to education, not only to students, but all generations in the Campbell community and greater region.”

The 3,300-square-foot Campbell Library has a collection of over 9,500 items compromised of both adult and youth materials for all ages, including popular materials, movies, large print, fiction and nonfiction. There is an oasis lounge for quiet reading and study, separate from the book collection. The youth area is designed to facilitate hands-on learning. Once in-library programming can again begin, the Library plans presentations which will include programs with a STEAM focus, such as circuits, mini-robots, and more.

The Campbell Library will offer laptop lending for in-library use, plus copy, fax, and scanning services. The lobby features a library-materials vending machine for borrowing materials when the library is closed. Coming soon: a lobby pickup locker which will enable patrons to retrieve materials they have on hold.

At this time of COVID-19 restrictions, building capacity is limited to 13 and all patrons must wear masks or face coverings over the nose and mouth, not only in the library, but in the entire CLWCC facility.

Library hours for the public starting on September 9 are:
Monday-Thursday, 12 -7 PM
Friday and Saturday, 9 AM to 5:30 PM

Partners in the CLWCC are: The Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County, Northeast Ohio IMPACT Academy, Southwoods Health, Stark State College, Eastern Gateway Community College, Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber, United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley, Mahoning Valley College Access Program, and the Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board.

Cheryl L. McArthur, the CLWCC’s Business Manager, noted that the facility also features the Red Devil Bistro, open to the public with a selection of soups, salads and sandwiches, available for dining in or carrying out.  The Bistro’s current hours are: 10 AM – 2 PM.
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Campbell Library is inside the CLWCC

Cheryl McArthur, CLWCC Business Manager, signs up for the first library card issued at the new Campbell Library, located inside the CLWCC.

Deborah McCullough, Library Deputy Director; Mathew Bowen, Campbell Schools Superintendent; and Erin Phemester, Director of Programming and Youth Services, in the new Campbell Library.