Library Director

Sonora R. Miller

Sonora is extraordinarily tired. Thanks for your patience while the loose ends of the website are wrapped up.

Library Clerks

Marlene Wessel

under construction

Chris Schemel

under construction

Library Clerk Trainee

Megan Sherman

under construction

Why can't you run a Library with volunteers?

This is question we encounter frequently from well-meaning stakeholders who are seeking a solution to the Library's financial situation.

While the Youngstown Free Library was started by volunteers and run entirely by volunteers for many years, we live in a different and more complicated world now.

Over the past thirty years, libraries have changed. Everything in our records has gone digital, including all the cataloging and searching information. Everything we do, from cataloging new books to teaching patrons how to use their computer, has increased in skill level.

More to come...