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


Updates from the Library
December 2021

December programs for adults

Evening Book Club is meeting on Wednesday, December 8th at 7 PM. Normally, we would meet at the Library, but this month, we will be meeting via Zoom. We will be discussing by Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy. Please call or email the Library if you'd like a copy of the book or if you'd like help getting the book digitally through Hoopla. All are welcome!

Afternoon Book Club is meeting on Tuesday, December 14th at 1:30 PM at the Lewiston Senior Center to discuss Crime and Poetry by Amanda Flower. Please call or email the Library if you'd like a copy of the book or if you'd like help getting the book digitally through Hoopla. All are welcome!

Friends of the Library will be holding a Christmas Bake Sale during Christmas in the Village on Saturday, December 11th from 11 AM - 4 PM at the Youngstown Free Library. Come support the Library and purchase delicious appetizers and cookies to celebrate Christmas in the Village. If you are interested in baking for this fundraiser, please call the Library and we will put you in touch with the fundraiser organizer, Catherine Stella.

December programs for children

Story Hour with the Town of Porter is back! Join the Town of Porter's weekly Story Hour at the Youngstown Free Library for a storytime perfect for toddlers and preschoolers! Every week, we read together, make crafts, and practice socialization skills while having fun! No registration required.
• Tuesday, December 7th from 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
• Tuesday, December 7th from 11 AM - 12 PM
• Tuesday, December 14th from 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
• Tuesday, December 14th from 11 AM - 12 PM

Our Winter Reading Program is kicking off as soon as winter break begins. From mid-December to mid-January, we'll be offering weekly take-home craft kits, reading challenges, and a Noon Year's Eve Party. Think of it as similar to the Summer Reading Program, but we're packing all the fun into one month!



Mondays: 1:30 - 8:30
Tuesdays: 9:30 - 8:30
Wednesdays: 1:30 - 8:30
Thursdays: 1:30 - 8:30
Fridays: 10 - 2
Saturdays: 10 - 2

The Library will be closed the following days:
Saturday, December 11th, Friday, December 24th, Saturday, December 25th, and Friday, December 31st.

Because our youngest patrons are not yet able to get vaccinated, we require that masks be worn by everyone while inside the Library.




Here are some highlights from our current Safety Plan, which was approved by the Library Board of Trustees on November 22, 2021. As always, our top priority is the safety of staff members and patrons.

• All staff members and volunteers are screened daily to ensure that everyone is feeling well.
• All staff members, volunteers, and patrons are wearing appropriate PPE for each situation.
• We are cleaning all public areas on a regular basis.
• We are cleaning and disinfecting all work areas at the end of every shift.

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.