News

- Friends Taking Book Donations on Two Dates

Book Donations Being Accepted in Canfield Aug. 13 and Poland Aug. 20, from 12-3 PM, by Friends of the Library CANFIELD: On Friday, August 13, from 12 – 3 PM, the Friends of the PLYMC Canfield Committee will take book donations in the parking lot of the Canfield Library in these categories: history, crafts, fiction,… read more >>

- New President, Vice President for Library Board

YOUNGSTOWN (July 19, 2021 / For Immediate Release) – Carole Weimer and Thomas Frost have been chosen as the new President and Vice President respectively for the Board of Trustees of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County (PLYMC). Carole Weimer was Board Vice President and was elected to the President’s seat following the death… read more >>

- Dr. David Ritchie Will Be Remembered for Dedication and Service to the Library

Dr. David Ritchie, 83, President of the Library Board of Trustees, passed away Friday, July 9, 2021. He was first appointed to the Library Board on January 23, 1997, and voted Board President effective October 1, 2002, a position he held until his passing. Library Executive Director and CEO Aimee Fifarek expressed her sympathies and… read more >>

- Friends Bookstore Taking Donations Friday, July 23

12-3 p.m., Behind Poland Library On Friday, July 23, from 12-3 p.m. only, the Friends of the PLYMC Bookstore will take donations on the back patio of the Poland Branch Library under the tents. Please note that the Friends will not be taking all donations, but will choose which materials are able to be taken… read more >>

- Masks Optional for Fully Vaccinated Patrons Starting July 1

Masks will be optional for patrons inside Mahoning County public libraries beginning Thursday, July 1. CDC Guidelines recommend masks if you are not vaccinated. Masks and hand sanitizer will continue to be available inside libraries. Social distancing is encouraged and plexiglass dividers are in place. Your safety is important to us! Thank you for using… read more >>

- Library Trustees Set Special Meeting Monday, July 19

The Board of Trustees, Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County (PLYMC), will hold a special meeting at 8 a.m. on Monday, July 19, in the meeting room of the Newport Library, 3730 Market St. The purpose of the meeting is to appoint a Trustee to the Vice President position through January 2022. The meeting… read more >>

- Main Library Entrance Moves to Back of Building on Mon., June 21

Patrons Will Use Door Nearest the Parking Lot; Watch for Signage The patron entrance to the Main Library will change on Monday, June 21, to the back of the building. Signage will alert patrons to the location of the new entrance, which will be used throughout 2021 and into 2022. Once in the new door,… read more >>

- Ohio Treasurer Honors Library with Compass Award

The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County was honored to receive a June Compass Award from Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague. The news release from the Treasurer’s Office is below. From the office of Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague 6/1/2021 TREASURER SPRAGUE ANNOUNCES JUNE COMPASS AWARD HONOREES COLUMBUS – Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague has announced Compass Award honorees… read more >>

- Friends Juneteenth Booksale at East Library June 19

YOUNGSTOWN (For Immediate Release) – The Friends of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County’s East Library Committee will hold a book sale in honor of Juneteenth on Saturday, June 19, from 1-3 p.m., in the East Library parking lot, 430 Early Rd. Proceeds will benefit the children’s reading program. # Friends Bookstore at Poland Library… read more >>

- July 2021 Library Programs

 ‘Tails & Tales’ Library Summer Discovery Program Continues with These July Programs YOUNGSTOWN (June 2, 2021/For Immediate Release) – Mark your calendars to attend these July programs at the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County. The Library’s Summer Discovery Program, “Tails & Tales,” promises a summer of fun through July 31. Sign up online… read more >>