The Library's Summer Reading Program runs from June 26 - August 11. All programs are drop-in and require no registration.
The Library's Summer Reading Challenge will run from June 26
- September 9 (the end of the first week of school). This
year, families can track their child's time spent reading two
• Download the READSquared app from the App Store or the Google Play Store and create an account under the Youngstown Free Library OR
• Log in to the READSquared website on your computer to create an account and track time spent reading.
Either way, great prizes await you!
Non-Fiction Book Club meets on Tuesday,
August 8th at 1:30 PM. This month, we'll be discussing Robert
E. Lee and Me by Ty Seidule. This book came out in 2021,
and its synopsis is below:
"In a forceful but humane narrative, former soldier and head of the West Point history department Ty Seidule's Robert E. Lee and Me challenges the myths and lies of the Confederate legacy-and explores why some of this country's oldest wounds have never healed.
Ty Seidule grew up revering Robert E. Lee. From his southern childhood to his service in the U.S. Army, every part of his life reinforced the Lost Cause myth: that Lee was the greatest man who ever lived, and that the Confederates were underdogs who lost the Civil War with honor. Now, as a retired brigadier general and Professor Emeritus of History at West Point, his view has radically changed. From a soldier, a scholar, and a Southerner, American history demands a reckoning."
Because this book club will meet every other month, we will not meet again until October.
Evening Book Club is on hiatus this summer, but we will be returning to meetings in September! Start reading now, because we will meet on Wednesday, September 13 at 7 PM at the Youngstown Free Library to discuss Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver.
Afternoon Book Club is on hiatus this summer, but we will be returning to meetings in September! Start reading now, because we will meet on Tuesday, September 19 at 1:30 PM at the Lewiston Senior Center to discuss Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Library Board of Trustees is meeting on Monday, July 24th at 7 PM at the gazebo in Falkner Park. There will not be a meeting in August. Meeting reports are available online the weekend before the meeting.
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.