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Library to Create Learning Space for IMLS Grant; Will Partner with OH WOW!

YOUNGSTOWN (November 30, 2015/For Immediate Release) – The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County (PLYMC) has received a grant of $20,765 for coordinated learning spaces at two places, the Library and partner organization OH WOW! The Roger and Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science and Technology. “Sparks! Ignition Grants” are funded by The Institute… read more >>

Library Now Offering Two New Services ‘Playaway Launchpads’ Learning Tablets, Plus Magazines, Newspapers through Overdrive

YOUNGSTOWN (November 3, 2015) – The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County (PLYMC) is offering two new services to library cardholders: Playaway Launchpad learning tablets for children are available for checkout on PLYMC adult full-service Library Cards at Main Library and the Austintown, Canfield, Boardman, Newport and Poland branches, and downloadable magazines and newspapers… read more >>

Smart Money Program at Main Library: ‘Understanding Credit Reports and Credit Scores’

YOUNGSTOWN (November 2, 2015/For Immediate Release) – Do you know the importance of taking charge of your credit identity? “Understanding Credit Reports and Credit Scores,” a workshop presented by Apprisen, will help. The program is scheduled for Main Library, at 4 p.m., Thursday, November 17. Participants will learn to access their personal credit report and… read more >>

Boardman Library will Reopen Wednesday, October 21, but Renovation Continues

BOARDMAN (October 19, 2015) – The Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave., will reopen for public use at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, October 21, as work at the front of the building is complete, but Phase II of the renovation project continues. Patrons entering the library will notice many changes, but should be advised that the… read more >>

Youngstown Foundation’s Michael Kusalaba Fund Donates to Library for Branch on West Side

YOUNGSTOWN (October 9, 2015) – The Youngstown Foundation today announced a donation of $1.68 million to the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County on behalf of The Michael Kusalaba Fund. The donation was specified for a library on the West Side, which will be named in his memory. Youngstown Foundation Executive Director Jan Strasfeld… read more >>