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Youngstown Library announces 'Food for Fines'

by jmaloni
Tue, Nov 2nd 2010 01:20 pm
The Youngstown Free Library announces it will hold a "Food for Fines" collection drive for overdue books and materials from Monday, Nov. 1, through Tuesday, Nov. 30. Accepted food items include canned or dried goods; perishables or items requiring refrigeration will not accepted.

"The value of food brought in should be equal to or greater than the fine," says Jan Gilgore. "They will be donated to the holiday community baskets in Youngstown."

School-age patrons are encouraged to clean out school lockers to look for books they may have been required to read over the summer. And all patrons are encouraged to return any Youngstown Free Library overdue item.

In other news:

  • The Town of Porter story hour continues on Tuesdays at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Story hour themes for the month of November include: soup; author Eric Carle; getting ready for the holidays, and giving thanks.
  • Toddler and parent story hour is offered on Fridays at 9:30 am. Books, music and flannel board rhymes are all part of this program.
  • The Friends of the Youngstown Free Library will hold its fall book sale on Friday, Nov. 5, from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 6, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Members night will be Thursday, Nov. 4, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Library hours are Monday-Thursday 1:30 to 8:30 p.m., and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

The library will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day and Thursday, Nov. 25, in observance of Thanksgiving.

For further information, call the library at 745-3555.

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