Youngstown Free Library
240 Lockport Street, Youngstown, NY 14174
PHONE: 716-745-3555


Updates from the Library
June 2022

June Programs for Children

Summer Reading Season will run from June 28th to August 12th this year. The calendar of events will be released very soon. We look forward to sharing weekly storytimes in the park, LEGO Club, craft kits, and StoryWalks with you this summer!

Story Hour with the Town of Porter
meets every Tuesday morning at 9:30 AM and again at 11 AM. These programs are perfect for toddlers and preschoolers! Every week, we read together, make crafts, and practice socialization skills while having fun! No registration required.
• Tuesday, June 7th at 9:30 AM
• Tuesday, June 7th at 11 AM

June Programs for Adults

Evening Book Club is meeting on Wednesday, June 8th at 7 PM at the Youngstown Free Library Programming Room and/or online via Zoom. We will be discussing The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan. All are welcome!

Afternoon Book Club is meeting on Tuesday, June 21st at 1:30 PM at the Lewiston Senior Center and/or online via Zoom to discuss The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray. All are welcome!

Library Board of Trustees is meeting on Monday, June 27th at 7 PM. The meeting will be held in person. Meeting reports are available online the weekend before the meeting.

Library Fundraisers

Saturday, June 11 from 9 AM - 1 PM is the Library's Spring Electronic Recycling Event. This is your chance to clean out your old electronics--brought to you as a fundraiser for the Youngstown Free Library! This fundraiser is open to the community, but it is limited to residential electronics only (no business electronics).
Suggested donation of $5 per item for recycling.
Acceptable electronics:
Computers * Monitors * Laptops * Modems * Servers * Microwaves * Cell Phones * Fax Machines * Copiers * CD Players * IT Equipment * Peripherals Audio/ Visual Equipment * Telecommunications Equipment * GPS Units
Unacceptable items: TVs * Lightbulbs or Fixtures * Freon-containing Items (refrigerators, air conditioners) * Household Appliances
Disposal services generously provided by Maven.



Mondays: 2 - 8:30
Tuesdays: 9:30 - 8:30
Wednesdays: 2 - 8:30
Thursdays: 2 - 6
Fridays: 10 - 2
Saturdays: 10 - 2
The Library will be closed on Monday, June 20th for Juneteenth.




Here are some highlights from our current Safety Plan, which was approved by the Library Board of Trustees on March 4, 2022. As always, our top priority is the safety of staff members and patrons.

• Masks are now optional for all patrons and staff. We encourage anyone with any ongoing health concerns, whether for themselves or others, to continue wearing a mask. We assure you that your choice to do so will not result in any person being harassed or excluded from any program, space, or experience provided by the Youngstown Free Library.
• All staff members and volunteers are screened daily to ensure that everyone is feeling well.
• We are cleaning all public and work areas on a regular basis.

Please feel free to review our full Safety Plan.
Youngstown Free Library Safety Plan

Please contact the Director if you have any questions or concerns.

The mission of the Youngstown Free Library is to be a community center which inspires learning and provides access to a vast range of information and resources for patrons of all ages.

The Youngstown Free Library Board of Trustees meetings are held on the last Monday of the month, with the following exceptions: in May, the Board meets on the 3rd Monday of the month, and the Board has no meetings in August or December. The public is always welcome to attend.