For Ages 21 and Over: Say ‘Good-bye’ to West Library at a Farewell Fundraising Event July 14

Many Hands Holding the Word Goodbye in the Sky

The current West Library, located at 2815 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown, OH, has closed and emptied out in preparation for the construction of the new Michael Kusalaba Branch. But for patrons over age 21 who are interested, the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County is offering one more chance to visit the West Library building before it is demolished.

“I’m sure this building holds special memories for many of our Library customers. So before we bring down the house, there’s one more opportunity for the public to come into the building – a July 14 fundraising party that is sure to bring back old memories, create some new memories, and give the West Library a nice send-off,” said Janet Loew, Library Communications/Public Relations Director.

Farewell to West Library Fund-Raising Party

The “Farewell to West Library Fund-Raising Party” will be held from 4-9 p.m. on Thursday, July 14, 2016, inside the West Library. “The cost is just $10 per person and with that, you can come in and do all of the things you can’t normally do in a library! There will be food in the library. You can listen to a live bands (Music in the library? Yes!), draw on a memory wall, drink beer (really?) and more,” Loew said. Beer will be available for purchase at the event; because of this, admission will be for ages 21 and over and IDs will be checked.

“Bring old photos and stories of the West Library to share,” said Deborah Liptak, Library Development Director. “You can draw and paint on the walls. There will be five live bands performing! Plus a 50/50 raffle and basket raffle.”

Cost $10 a ticket and you must be 21 years old to attend. Attendees can pay at the door the evening of the event. Those who want to attend and need more information, can contact the Library’s Development Office at 330-740-6086.

Proceeds benefit the Michael Kusalaba Branch Library Capital Campaign. (Please note: the West Library will not be open for business; there are no more library materials in the building at this time.)

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