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makerspace-iconWatch Me Make

Watch along, on PLYMC’s Facebook page, as we use the Michael Kusalaba Makerspace to make a craft and then register, by calling Michael Kusalaba Library, to come in and make it on your own. Registration limited and requires patrons to take the Makerspace orientation. Once registered, we will set up a time for you to to come in and make the craft. Adults ages 18 and over. Registration closes on Dec. 12.

Watch Me Make Registration

“Watch Me Make” premieres on Facebook @librarymahoningcounty, 4 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 5


makerspace-iconDesigner Holiday Totes

Draw a special holiday design and we’ll put it on a tote bag for you! You must register for this program and space is limited. Once registered, you will submit your design 8.5 x 11 inches to the Michael Kusalaba Library information desk. You can submit a paper version or a digital version. Registered participants must submit their designs by Saturday, December 12th! Participants will be called when tote is ready for pickup at the Michael Kusalaba Library. Ages 5-12. *REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Holiday Tote Registration

Christmas 19th century19th Century Christmas

Explore the history of the Christmas season with a virtual presentation by Traci Manning of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society. Learn how the modern-day roots of Christmas are grounded in the mid-19th Century with songs, images, and traditions.

Watch live on Facebook @Librarymahoningcounty

Facebook @LibraryMahoningCounty, 6 p.m. on Tues., Dec. 15


Book, gift, bowCharitable Holiday Gift Idea

If you love your library, please consider making a memorial or an honorary donation to the Library this Holiday Season! What better way to remember a loved one or a friend! Your donation may be tax deductible. There are many ways that you can donate to the Library.

To learn more, contact Deborah Liptak email dliptak@libraryvisit.org at the Development Office or call 330-740-6086, or go to libraryvisit.org/giving to see the many opportunities. Ms. Liptak notes: “Holiday gift giving doesn’t have to be so hard when it can be very memorable!”


Honor a Veteran

To those in uniform serving today and to those who have served in the past, we honor you today and every day. Please take a moment today to watch this video tribute from the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County. Thanks to all who submitted photos.


Giving Tuesday#Giving Tuesday

In the spirit of the holiday season, please consider donating on #Giving Tuesday, December 1. Gifts to the Library Foundation help to promote literacy, provide Library materials and services, contribute to special programming, author visits, Summer Discovery, and much more.

For more information on how you can make a gift on #Giving Tuesday or any other time of the year, please contact, Deborah Liptak, Development Director, at 330-740-6086; e-mail at dliptak@libraryvisit.org; or on the Library’s website. Your donation makes a difference for your Library’s future.


1K books logo1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Reading with your baby, toddler or preschooler is one of the best ways to prepare your child for success in school. Starting November 1, parents can sign up their children for the program – it’s never too early or too late to start. The 1,000 Books program is open to all children from birth until they start kindergarten.

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The logo and name “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” are used with permission from the 1,000 Books Foundation. https://1000booksbeforekindergarten.org/