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Meet Library Mascot, Booker Bear

Our new library mascot, Booker Bear, made his first appearance at the dedication of the new Canfield Library on Saturday, January 30, 2016. Why does the Library have a mascot? Heidi Daniel, Library Executive Director, says, “Mascots draw positive attention to the library. Adults and teens, and even older children, are familiar with libraries and… read more >>

Trustees Name Architect for Kusalaba Branch on West Side

YOUNGSTOWN (January 28, 2016) – The Board of Trustees of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County accepted the recommendation of the Building and Sites Committee and voted to hire Ronald Cornell Faniro Architects as the architectural firm for the new Michael Kusalaba Branch which will be constructed at 2815 Mahoning Avenue, the current… read more >>

New Canfield Library is Now Open

CANFIELD (January 22, 2016) – The new Canfield Library, 43 W. Main St., opened to the public on Monday, January 25, at 9 a.m. for a soft opening. A formal grand opening and dedication is scheduled for the following Saturday, January 30, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with refreshments and activities for all ages…. read more >>

YOLO Learning Opportunities center opens in Main Library

Library partners with OH WOW! Interactive Learning Space Opens in Main Library; Created as part of IMLS Grant    Check out the See It! Try It! Learn It! MakerSpace at Main Library! The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County (PLYMC) opened an interactive learning space on Wed., Jan. 6, 2016, in the Main Library,… read more >>

City of Youngstown, Library and SCORE Partner to Provide Business Assistance

YOUNGSTOWN (December 1, 2015) — The City of Youngstown Community Planning and Economic Development Office along with SCORE and the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County (PLYMC) today announced the three organizations are entering into a partnership to assist businesses in the community. The three groups signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) today formalizing… read more >>