YOUNGSTOWN—The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County (PLYMC) will undergo a refresh project at the Poland Library this summer.
Beginning May 1, the Poland Library will shut down for one week to begin preparing for the construction project. The Library will reopen on May 8 in a limited capacity in the lower-level meeting room. Patrons will be able to browse a limited collection, request materials from other branches, pick up materials on hold, return books, sign-up for our Summer Reading program, and register for a Library card.
The work taking place will include replacing carpet, painting, and a refreshed and updated look inside the building.
PLYMC publicly submitted a request for bids in March on the work to replace the carpet and the Library will publicly open the bids it received on Friday, April 14 at 12 p.m. in Main Library’s Board Meeting room on the second floor. The work is expected to begin in June and is expected to take several weeks.
The Friends of the Library Bookstore will also remain open during the project.
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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.