Library Programs for Children & Teens
For a little library, we are very busy!
From infants to teens, the Youngstown Free Library has
programs for all ages. We welcome everyone to try something
new and connect with your friends and neighbors!
Summer Reading programs
The Library's Summer Reading Program runs from June 26 -
August 11. All programs are drop-in and require no
FOR AGES 2-5:
• Toddler & Preschool Storytime
on Wednesdays from 10:30-11 AM in Falkner Park. Join Miss S. for
stories and songs perfect for your toddlers and preschoolers. It
will be an active romp of reading, singing and learning. When
storytime is finished, the splashpad turns on!
FOR AGES 4-8:
• All Together Readers
is held on Wednesdays
from 1-1:30 PM in Falkner Park. Storytime isn't just for
toddlers! In this weekly storytime for those aged 4-8, we'll be
sharing funny stories and learning about inclusivity and
acceptance. After storytime is a frozen treat for everyone!
FOR AGES 5-10:
• Take & Make Craft Kits
are available for
pick-up at the Library every Monday starting at 2 PM. There will
be 20 kits released every week--first come, first served.
FOR AGES 10+
• Take & Make Teen Craft Kits
available for pick-up at the Library every other Monday starting
at 2 PM. There will be 15-20 kits released every other
week--first come, first served.
• Tabletop Gaming
is held on Tuesdays from 6-8
PM at the Library. Always wanted to try out Tabletop Roleplaying
Games or just looking for some people to play D & D with? We
will be playing Pathfinder 1e for a six-week adventure. No
registration is required. Beginners are welcome!
FOR ALL AGES:
• Town of Porter Rec Dept
is held on Tuesday
mornings in June and July from 10-11 AM at the Youngstown Free
• LEGO Club
is held on Tuesdays from 4-4:45 PM
at the Youngstown Free Library. Children can build the wild
vehicles, buildings and creatures in their imaginations.
• Storywalk in the Park
is held on Fridays
from 11 AM (when the splashpad opens) to 8:30 PM (when the
weekly concerts end) in Falkner Park. Each StoryWalk integrates
a children's picture book into stops along a walking path.
Families can walk...and read!
Any updates to programs will be posted to the Library's Facebook
Summer Reading challenge
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
• 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!