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How to Get a Library Card for Your Child 

Kids cardCat and Dog CardLEARN, READ, GROW, SUCCEED!

Studies show that kids who read and who use the library perform better in school and are more likely to continue to use the library as a source of lifetime learning.

Kids can come to the library to…

  • get homework help.
  • check out books.
  • attend programs.
  • check out music CDs, audiobooks and DVDs.
  • use the Internet to help make afterschool life fun.

Kids Card3With a home computer you can even use the Library website to find information anytime—even when the library is closed—for those last minute school assignments.

There's a lot happening at the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County and the best part for both kids and parents is that it's all FREE with a LIBRARY CARD.


  • Come into any of the 16 Mahoning County Libraries with your parent or legal guardian and fill out an application—or online.
  • If you are younger than 15 years old, your parent or legal guardian will need to show identification confirming their name and address. They will have to sign a digital signature pad giving permission for you to have a card.
  • Then it’s up to you to choose your new library card!

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»» Click here for more information on Library Card usage