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Debbie LiptakOn behalf of everyone here at the Library and Foundation, thank you so much for giving to the Library! To learn more about sponsorships or to donate to the Library, contact Deborah Liptak, Development Director, at 330-740-6086 or dliptak@libraryvisit.org.

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JOHN H. CLARKE FUND 

BOOKS

This fund was established in 1964 by John H. Clarke, a distinguished Youngstown citizen who became a

Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Justice Clarke was a-leading advocate of world

peace; he was one of the organizers of this library, its second president and upon his death became its

chief benefactor. Income from this fund is devoted exclusively toward the purchase of books.

 

RUTH BOWERS FUND

YOUTH PROGRAMMING AND SERVICES

Ruth Bowers was a teacher in the Youngstown City School District for 29 years. Income and principal from the fund may be used by the library system for youth programming, services and Summer Reading.

 

ELIZABETH LOWMILLER BARNHILL FUND

SERVICES FOR CHILDREN

The Library Board of Trustees established the Elizabeth Lowmiller Barnhill Trust Fund in 1984. Interest proceeds from investments of the principal of this fund are to be used for the restricted purchase of children’s books.

 

AROL A. BACON LITERARY SOCIETY AUTHOR FUND

AUTHOR EVENTS

Carol A. Bacon Literary Society Author Fund has been created in the PLYMC Foundation. The fund was created in Mrs. Bacon’s memory by her husband, James Bacon, and her family.

 

MARTHA MURANSKY CHILDREN’S LITERACY FUND

SERVICES FOR CHILDREN

The Martha Muransky Children’s Literacy Fund is named in honor of Martha Muransky (1923 – 2013). The fund was created in memory of Mrs. Muransky and is used to support children’s reading and literacy programs.

 

EDWARD W. POWERS TEEN PROGRAM FUND

TEEN PROGRAMMING & SERVICES

The Powers Family notes that this fund is special because it combines two things that were very important to Edward W. Powers and his wife, Alice: supporting youth and supporting their educational endeavors.

 

MYRON S. ROH FUND 

BOOKS

This fund was established through a bequest from Myron S. Roh in 2003. Mr. Roh served as a member of the Library’s Board of Trustees for 22 years, from 1971 to 1993. Income from this fund’s investments is to be used for the purchase of new books for the library system.

 

THE REBECCA SHOWMAN AUTHOR & SPECIAL EVENT FUND

This fund was established to support author & special events for the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County.

 

FLORENCE TAYLOR SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The goal of the fund is to support economic growth in Mahoning County by giving library staff at all levels the opportunity to earn certification and education credentials to progress into the leadership ranks of the Library. Preference will be given to people of color and first generation college students who have worked at least one year at PLYMC.


NEWS

Library Foundation Adds Carol A. Bacon Literary Society Author Fund with $75,000 Donation in Memory by Family

Photo of donation by Bacon family to create the Carol A. Bacon Literary Society Author Fund. In the photo are: Dr. David Ritchie, Aimee Fifarek, James Bacon, and Deborah Liptak.

CAROL A. BACON FUND FOR LITERARY SOCIETY was established at the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County thanks to a $75,000 memorial donation by her husband James Bacon and family. Pictured in photo are: (from left) Dr. David Ritchie, Library Trustee President; Aimee Fifarek, Library Executive Director; James Bacon; and Deborah Liptak, Library Development Director.

James Bacon

CHILDREN’S AREA DESIGNATED — James Bacon stands beside wording in the Austintown Library designating its children’s area in memory of his wife, Carol A. Bacon.

(June 26, 2018) The Carol A. Bacon Literary Society Author Fund has been created in the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County’s (PLYMC) Foundation. The fund was created with a $75,000 donation made in Mrs. Bacon’s memory by her husband, James Bacon, and her family.

“Carol A. Bacon was a founding member of the Literary Society and a supporting member each year for the Society’s author event,” said Deborah Liptak, Library Development Director. “Carol was a long-time Library patron and avid reader. She supported literacy and the library. Carol and James Bacon have contributed to many PLYMC Capital Campaigns.”

In addition, James Bacon and Family donated $25,000 in memory of Carol A. Bacon to sponsor the Children’s Area in the Austintown Library. 06-26-2018


Edward W. Powers donation to teen programmingThe Board of Trustees Honors the Edward W. Powers Charitable Fund

(September 2014) The Board of Trustees of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County honors the Edward W. Powers Charitable Fund for a generous donation in his memory of $48,000 for teen programming.

With this, the Library Foundation has established theEdward W. Powers Teen Program Fund. read more »


Martha Muransky photoThe Library Foundation establishes the Martha Muransky Children’s Literacy Fund

At their December meeting, the Board of Trustees, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, approved establishing the Martha Muransky Children’s Literacy Fund, named in honor of Martha Muransky (1923 – 2013).

The fund was started with $13,035 donated in memory after Mrs. Muransky’s passing in April and will be used to support Children’s Summer Reading and children’s literacy programs. read more »