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


Updates from the Library
Fall 2023

Fall Programs For Children

Town of Porter Storytime is held on Tuesday mornings from 9:30-10:30 AM and again from 11-12 PM. Join the Town of Porter's weekly Story Hour, perfect for toddlers and preschoolers! Every week, we read together, make crafts, and practice socialization skills while having fun! No registration required.
• Tuesday, November 7 from 9:30-10:30 AM
• Tuesday, November 7 from 11-12 PM
• Tuesday, November 14 from 9:30-10:30 AM
• Tuesday, November 14 from 11-12 PM
• Tuesday, November 21 from 9:30-10:30 AM
• Tuesday, November 21 from 11-12 PM
• Tuesday, November 28 from 9:30-10:30 AM
• Tuesday, November 28 from 11-12 PM

FOR AGES 5-10:
Take & Make Craft Kits are available for pick-up at the Library this fall. There will be 20 kits released--first come, first served.
• Monday, October 2 starting at 2 PM
• Monday, November 6 starting at 2 PM

Fall Programs for Adults

Non-Fiction Book Club meets virtually every other month on a Tuesday at 1:30 PM. If you'd like to receive the Zoom link, please contact Sonora at 745-3555 or
• Tuesday, December 5 from 1:30-3 PM: All the Beauty in the World: the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Me by Patrick Bringley

Evening Book Club meets on the second Wednesday of every month at 7 PM at the Youngstown Free Library.
• Tuesday, December 13 from 7-8 PM: David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

Afternoon Book Club meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 1:30 PM at the Lewiston Senior Center.
• Tuesday, December 19 from 1:30-3 PM: Harry's Trees by Jon Cohen

All are welcome to any of the book clubs! To receive a copy of the book, you can order it here. If you have questions about how to attend, please contact Sonora at 745-3555 or

Basket Raffle returns to the Youngstown Free Library this year! This popular annual event is hosted by the Board of Trustees, along with wonderful donations from community businesses, organizations, library staff members, and community members. Seventeen baskets are available, all of which are packed with gift certificates, toys, goodies, and more!

Tickets are now available at the Front Desk of the Youngstown Free Library. Or come to Christmas in the Village on Saturday, December 9th for the final day to purchase basket raffle tickets!
• 10 tickets for $5
• 25 tickets for $10

Winners will be drawn at 3 PM on Saturday, December 9th. That makes for perfect timing for gifting them at Christmas!

Library Board of Trustees is meeting on Monday, November 27 at 7 PM at the Youngstown Free Library. Meeting reports are available online the weekend before the meeting.

Any last-minute updates to programs will be posted to the Library's Facebook page.



Mondays: 2 - 8:30
Tuesdays: 9:30 - 8:30
Wednesdays: 2 - 8:30
Thursdays: 2 - 6
Fridays: 10 - 2
Saturdays: 10 - 2

The Youngstown Free Library will be closing at 5 PM on Wednesday, November 22nd. The Library will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th in honor of Thanksgiving. We will reopen on Saturday, November 25th at 10 AM.



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.