New Campbell Library Branch Opens Wednesday

CAMPBELL, Ohio – The Campbell branch of the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County will open at noon Wednesday.

The branch, inside of the Community Literacy, Workforce and Cultural Center, 436 Struthers-Coitsville Road, has more than 9,500 items available to borrow, as well as in-library laptop lending, a lounge area separate from the book collection for quiet reading and a youth area that will offer science and art education once in-person programs can resume. 

In the lobby of the building, the library will have a vending machine where patrons can borrow materials outside of normal operating hours. Currently, the library is open noon to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“The library is pleased to be able to bring full library services back to Campbell,” said Executive Director Aimee Fifarek in a statement. “As a founding partner in the CLWCC project, the library congratulates [Campbell Schools] Superintendent Matthew Bowen and his team on creating an amazing facility which will bring enormous economic benefits to the area.”

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the library is limited to 13 patrons at a time. All visitors must wear masks or face coverings will in the Community Literacy, Workforce and Cultural Center.

The center, which opened to the public Aug. 10, also houses a fitness center, the Red Devil Bistro, a conference center and classrooms for the Northeast Ohio Impact Academy. The building will have a clinic run by Southwoods Health and an office for the Mahoning County Mental Health & Recovery Board; those spaces are still being developed.

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