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- Michael Kusalaba Branch Preview

Library to Offer a Preview of Designs for  the New Michael Kusalaba Branch June 9 AUSTINTOWN (June 1, 2016 / For Immediate Release) – The Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County will give the public a preview of designs for the new Michael Kusalaba Branch Library, which will take the place of the current… read more >>

- Trustee meeting 6-9-16

Library Trustee Meeting set for June 9 AUSTINTOWN (May 31, 2016/For Immediate Release) – The Board of Trustees of the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County will meet in regular session at 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 9, in the meeting room of the Austintown Library, 600 S. Raccoon Rd. Building and Sites Committee… read more >>

- Library Receives $2,000 Grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to Support Summer Literacy

YOUNGSTOWN, OH (May 31, 2016) – The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded The Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County a $2,000 grant to support Summer Discovery, the Library’s summer literacy program for children, teens and adults.  This local grant award is part of over $7.1 million in grants awarded to more than 900 schools,… read more >>

- Sale of Surplus Items and Books, Plus a Farewell to West Library Fundraiser

The current West Library, 2815 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown, has closed in preparation for the construction of the new Michael Kusalaba Branch on that same site. But before we bring down the house, we will offer the public several more opportunities to come into that building – for a sale of books and surplus goods and a… read more >>

- ‘Summer Discovery’ Program Begins June 1 at the Library

View a pdf file of the Summer Discovery June, July & August News Release: 2016-June-July-August-NewsRelease » View the Summer 2016 Happenings @ Your Library Newsletter: 2016-Summer-Happenings » REGISTER FOR SUMMER DISCOVERY » YOUNGSTOWN (May 10, 2016) – Join the fun during Summer Discovery, the program for summer reading and fun, which runs from June 1 through August 13 at… read more >>

- West Library Now Closed for New Michael Kusalaba Branch

YOUNGSTOWN (April 6, 2016)  – The current West Library, located at 2815 Mahoning Ave., closed at the end of day, 6 p.m., on Saturday, April 30, to prepare for construction of the new Michael Kusalaba Branch at that location. The branch is part of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County system and is… read more >>

- National Library Week Began in Youngstown

Did You Know National Library Week Began in Youngstown? View our EVENTS CALENDAR for a complete list of Library Programs » Did you know that National Library Week, celebrated in April each year by the American Library Association (ALA), had its beginnings in Youngstown in 1937? Before there was a “National” Library Week, the Youngstown… read more >>

- Boardman Library Receives Award for Renovation

BOARDMAN (March 14, 2016) — The Boardman Civic Association presented Boardman Library with a 2016 Building Award honoring the library for its recent renovation project. Library Executive Director Heidi M. Daniel accepted the award at a dinner ceremony on March 13, 2016. The Library also received a proclamation from Ohio Governor John R. Kasich and… read more >>

- Program with Author Michele Gianetti Cancelled by Presenter

PROGRAM CANCELLED: The following program, scheduled for tonight, unfortunately had to be cancelled by the presenter. Sensory Processing Disorder in Our Life – Join Michelle Gianetti, author of “I Believe in You,” for a lecture and book discussion about the special journey she shared with her daughter. For adults.  Boardman Library, 7 p.m., Thurs., March… read more >>

- 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 >>