New West Side library to open in February

YOUNGSTOWN — Officials for the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County promise a more tech-oriented experience for patrons of its new Michael Kusalaba branch, which is slated for an early February opening.

In addition to typical library offerings, the branch will feature a “makerspace” which will give patrons access to high-tech equipment including a 3-D printer and laser engraver.

Patrons can also access a soundproof recording room.

“We’re hoping we can spur the creative juices of the local community,” said Aimee Fifarek, the library system's executive director.

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