Library Gets 100 Children’s Books from Brownstone Fund

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County received 100 new children’s books donated from the Brownstone Book Fund, a private foundation in New York City that fosters early reading, a love of books and encouraging parents and children to read together.

We are grateful to Ms. Brownstone and the Book Fund for supporting Ohio libraries in our mission to encourage a love of reading at any age,” said Aimee Fifarek, executive director of the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County.

The library was able to choose the books that were added to its collection from the Brownstone Book Fund, which range from prekindergarten through early readers.

“This collection of books, which includes beloved classics, as well as current high-demand items, has a sure to appeal to every reader,” said Josephine Nolfi, director of programming and youth services for the library.

Said Diane Brownstone, director of Brownstone Book Fund, in a statement, “The public library of my youth gave me an addiction to books that has enriched my life and my wish, with this collection, is to give this experience and pleasure to many other young people.”

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