Virtual Programming

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Virtual Programming Events Calendar

We want you to know that the Library is here for you! Even when our libraries were closed due to COVID-19 spread, the Library continued to provide information and services and present virtual programs.

Check out the ways our librarians provide you with programs of interest on our virtual platforms (see links below).

We are planning the following activities on Facebook (LibraryMahoningCounty) and other social media platforms (click on links to social media below).

As we continue to plan and schedule, please check back for periodic updates.



Daily Book Chats – Live on Facebook – Join us on Mon., Wed., and Fri., at 10 a.m., and noon on Tuesday and Thursday as your friendly neighborhood staff members from the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County talk books. Do you need a recommendation for your next great read?

Website Blog Posts on our homepage –

Every Tuesday

1:00 PM – Learning with the Library videos posted on social media

Weekly Programs

Weekly programs will be in the mix. Some are still being planned.

ASL Club – Virtual ASL Club is for all skill levels and is a place where one can come and learn not only new signs, but other aspects of this beautiful language and culture. Come and learn with us via Zoom! Each session typically lasts an hour. Registration email is required. REGISTER NOW »

Book Banter Chat -Every Wednesday at 4 PM on Facebook, two librarians will discuss and deconstruct a work of Young Adult fiction, digging into character development, plot points, point of view, and more, and give you a thumbs up or down.

“Community Cooking” – Join librarians each week as they tackle family favorite recipes.  Follow us @LibraryMahoningCounty on Facebook and Instagram for more information.

Fiber Arts Live! – Join our crafty librarians on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 11AM on Facebook as they chat about everything related to Fiber Arts crafts.

Monday Bilingual Storytime Live! – Join some of your librarians on Facebook every Monday at 7 PM as they share songs, stories, crafts and more each week.  Stories will be shared in English and Spanish.

Tech Time Live Chat – Join us every Friday on Facebook at 4 PM for Tech Time Live Chat. Ms. Carla from PLYMC will offer tech tips and helpful resources for your gadgets and devices.

Teen Reads Live Video – Tuesdays at 4 PM, tune into Facebook to see teens from Project Lit Youngstown and the Teen Advisory Board read chapters from a Young Adult book.

Thursday Storytime and ASL Live! – Join some of your librarians on Facebook every Thursday at 11 AM as they share songs, stories, crafts and more each week.  Stories will be shared in English and American Sign Language each week.


Call 234-287-2020 and listen to stories read by PLYMC librarians.

You can access this new service 24/7!

View April’s current readings for children, teens and adults »


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PLYMC’s Podcast – Tune in to the PLYMC’s Podcast where we discuss books, programs, and all things library and community-related in Youngstown and Mahoning County.

Listen to a new PLYMC Podcast on the second Sunday of the month at 6 PM on Facebook

TAB meetingsTAB Virtual Meetings

The Library is closed, but you can still join our Teen Advisory Board (TAB) and come to a virtual meeting!  Help plan and support teen activities at the library. Volunteer your time, meet new people and have fun. To attend a virtual meeting, email our TAB coordinator, Amy at for information on how to join the fun.  For teens in grades 7-12.

Virtual TAB meetings are on Facebook on the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 PM

StoryTrail square adStory Trails at the Library!

We invite you to take a walk and read a book on the story boards outside the Boardman, East, Michael Kusalaba, or Poland branches of the library.  Each branch has a different story, so you can visit them all.

These story trails are a great way for children (and their adults!) to enjoy the outdoors and reading at the same time. LEARN MORE

ysu-book-clubVirtual Book Club

Join the new virtual book club with partners YSU Alumni and Friends, YSU’s Maag Library and PLYMC.




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We hope you will take some time out to visit the Library’s website,, and our  Facebook page, plus other social media, to be entertained, engaged and informed!

Facebook   •   Instagram   •   Twitter   •   YouTube


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Remember to check our Library Anywhere page for information on our online resources, e-books, audiobooks, how to get a digital library card, and so much more.

Stay safe and be well.

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