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


Updates from the Library
May 2022

May Programs for Adults

Discover and Explore Your Digital Library will be held on Saturday, May 7th at 10:30 AM at the Youngstown Free Library Programming Room. Learn how to use your library card to stream and/or download e-books, audiobooks, graphic novels, music, magazines, tv and movies. Bring your tablet, smartphone, or laptop and prepare to spend an hour or so getting your accounts set up and your questions answered. No registration needed.

Evening Book Club is meeting on Wednesday, May 11th at 7 PM at the Youngstown Free Library Programming Room and/or online via Zoom. We will be discussing The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens. All are welcome!

Afternoon Book Club is meeting on Tuesday, May 17th at 1:30 PM at the Lewiston Senior Center and/or online via Zoom to discuss Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan. All are welcome!

Library Board of Trustees is meeting on Monday, May 23rd at 7 PM. The meeting will be held in person. Meeting reports are available online the weekend before the meeting.

May Programs for Children

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, May 3rd at 9:30 AM
• Tuesday, May 3rd at 11 AM
• Tuesday, May 10th at 9:30 AM
• Tuesday, May 10th at 11 AM
• Tuesday, May 17th at 9:30 AM
• Tuesday, May 17th at 11 AM
• Tuesday, May 24th at 9:30 AM
• Tuesday, May 24th at 11 AM
• Tuesday, May 31st at 9:30 AM
• Tuesday, May 31st at 11 AM

Library Fundraisers

Thursday, May 5 - Saturday, May 7 is the Friends of the Library Annual Spring Book Sale. There will be thousands of titles available and all of them will be sorted and organized.
• Friday, May 6 from 9:30 AM - 6 PM
• Saturday, May 7 from 9:30 AM - 3 PM
• Members' Night: Thursday, May 5 from 5 PM - 8 PM
Members of the Friends ($10 to join!) get in early for first dibs at the thousands of offerings! You can join the Friends at the door or join in advance here.
Do you have books to donate to the Friends of the Library? Please drop off your donations to the Gym on Monday, May 2 - Wednesday, May 4 from 10 AM - 3 PM.

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, May 30th for Memorial Day.




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.