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Mahoning County library programs set

YOUNGSTOWN – The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County (PLYMC) has announced activities that will be available during library hours in February.

Black History Month bookmark decoration will be available to celebrate Black History Month during library hours at Greenford Library for children of all ages. Visitors will be able to color a bookmark to take home and enter into a drawing for a prize.

“Decoding the Past” Black History Month Contest will be held for all ages during library hours at Canfield and Sebring libraries. Visitors can answer historical questions and decode a secret word, then a winner will be selected from the correct entries to receive a prize.

Coupon Swap @ the Library is available during library hours at Canfield and Sebring libraries. Drop in during library hours to stretch your shopping dollars by swapping coupons. For adults.

Kindergarten Readiness Stations will be offered during library hours at each library. The focus in February will be cognitive skills, including memory, symbolic thought, reasoning and problem-solving.

Book-a-Librarian is available at each library by scheduling an appointment at 330-744-8636 or online at www.libraryvisit.org/book-a-librarian. Book-A-Librarian offers an opportunity to meet one-on-one for an hour with a librarian tailored to meet the specific needs of the individual. A librarian will give undivided attention to customers wanting in-depth help with a wide variety of library services, including, but not limited to:

–Learning to use a computer, email, the Internet

–Downloading e-Books and audiobooks

–Researching a topic

–Discovering new books and authors to read & enjoy

–Business, nonprofit or genealogy help

Beautification committee sets office hours

COLUMBIANA– The Restoration and Beautification Committee of Columbiana has established office hours in the Chamber of Commerce building at 333 N. Main St. in the latest effort to better provide information and access to residents about the committee’s ongoing $3 million capital project to renovate the Harvey S. Firestone Park Recreational Park. The office will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday.

“We have a number of new campaigns we’re ready to launch,” said Pat Tingle, chair of the Trustees for the Committee, “And we want people to be aware of where to easily find us to get the latest information.”

The famous industrialist and tire manufacturer, Harvey S. Firestone, first gave land for a park to his hometown of Columbiana in the mid-1930s. “Since then the park has been beloved by the community and has long been a place of recreation, enjoyment and happy times for our residents,” Tingle said. “We want everyone to know about the exciting things that are happening to bring the park into the 21st Century.”

Those interested in learning more about the renovation activities that took place in 2019 and the plans for 2020 may call the office at 330-853-6970, may visit during office hours or may visit the Committee’s facebook page, Restore Columbiana, where more information on current restoration activities can be found.

Salem Library offers computer tech class

SALEM– Learn how to speed up a computer during a Salem Public Library tech class at 2 p.m., Feb. 6. Learn tips and tricks to help clean up and speed up a computer, as well as basic knowledge about installing and uninstalling software, updating software, and managing the space on your computer. Bring a computer along. This class is based on using computers, not tablets, or other devices.

Seating is limited and registration is required. Register online at www.salem.lib.oh.us or call the library for registration assistance at 330-332-0042. This class is open to the public and free of cost to attend. The class is provided through a Guiding Ohio Online grant made by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the State Library of Ohio.

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