Blackout Poetry Contest

The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County celebrated National Poetry Month in April with a Blackout Poetry contest.   Patrons were able to submit poems all month long that were created by taking printed text and blacking out words, leaving the ones they like behind to create a poem.   We received some very… read more >>

50th Anniversary: Kent State, May 4th Tragedy

May 4th marks the fiftieth anniversary of the shootings at Kent State University.  The in personal anniversary activities have been cancelled, but you can read about this historic event by checking out these digital books with your library card. 67 Shots: Kent State and the End of American Innocence by Howard Mean   Cambodia… read more >>