YOUNGSTOWN—The Literary Society of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County (PLYMC) will host its annual Ladies in Little Black Dresses for Literacy fundraising event at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 1 at The Lake Club, 1140 Paulin Rd., Poland. Tickets for the event are $60 each, which includes appetizers, summer fare, and a glass of wine. There will also be a cash bar and raffle. Reserve your spot by visiting our website.
The event benefits the Martha Muransky Children’s Literacy Fund. Sponsors include The Muransky Companies, #1 Cochran, PNC Bank, and the Frank and Pearl E. Gelbman Charitable Trust Foundation. Attendees can bring a book by their favorite author to swap with other participants. They can also donate gently used and brand-new children’s books. Attendees are encouraged to wear black, which was chosen to represent the written word.
The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County (PLYMC) has served the Mahoning Valley since 1880 when the Youngstown Library Association was officially created. With 15 branches across Mahoning County, including our Main Library in downtown Youngstown, the PLYMC is well known for signature services and programs like Summer Discovery and 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. The mission and values of PLYMC to “connect, inspire, and enrich” position the Library to serve our communities by preparing children for kindergarten, promoting early literacy, assisting job seekers, connecting Valley residents to technology, and providing resources for small businesses.