Fill cruiser with school supplies

COPS FOR KIDS: Walgreens, 5027 Youngstown Road, Niles, will host Cops for Kids from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday. During the event, a police cruiser will be parked at the store and can be filled with donated school supplies. The store will serve as a drop-off location for supply donations to be distributed during the first week of class by Niles city school teachers. The police will bring the supplies to the schools as necessary. The event is organized by the Niles Fraternal Order of Police.

LIBRARY HOLDS BOOK SALE: The Bristol Public Library will hold a Summer Blow Out Book Sale today through Friday. All items are for sale for $1 a bag. For more information, call 330-889-3651.

BLOCK PARTY SET: The Southwest Community Block Party will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday on Hoyt Street. The event will include games, live music, food, talent competition and face painting.

OH WOW! OFFERS OPEN HOUSE: OH WOW! The Roger and Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science and Technology is holding an open house for area educators on Wednesday or Thursday to learn about educational field trips and programming for the 2013-14 school year.

Educators can visit OH WOW! between 4 and 7 p.m., show their school I.D. or a copy of their teaching license and receive free general admission.

Contact Audra Carlson at 330-744-5914 or education@ for more information.

PUBLIC INPUT ON LIBRARY: The public will have a chance to share thoughts about the library system at public input meetings planned for today, Wednesday and Thursday. This is the next step in the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County’s planning process, now underway.

Meetings have been set for 6 p.m. each day: Main Library on Tuesday, Austintown Library on Wednesday and Newport Library on Thursday.

The library is including public input in several ways as part of this process. Earlier this year, the Library offered a survey and more than 2,000 residents submitted their thoughts. In addition, small group community conversations were held throughout the county.

The new plan, My Library 2020, is expected to be completed by the end of this year and run from 2014 to 2020.