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- 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 >>

- 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 >>

20160106 - 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 >>

- 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 >>