Public Library Of Youngstown & Mahoning County: Might Is Nationwide Strawberry Month!


If you love strawberries then you’re in luck because May is the national strawberry month! Strawberries top the list of America’s most popular fruits, and it’s no wonder they’re so sweet and versatile! Alone or according to your favorite recipe, strawberries are a great addition to any meal!

To celebrate National Strawberry Month, below are some interesting facts about strawberries! Then you will see a reading list of fiction and non-fiction books with strawberries. And don’t forget that the best way to enjoy fresh strawberries is!

Interesting facts about strawberries:

Health Benefits Of Strawberries:

Tips for storing fresh strawberries:

Strawberry Reading List

Fiction for adults:

Strawberry hill by Catherine Anderson

Strawberry Shortcake Murder by Joanne Fluke (audio book & eBook available from Hoopla & OverDrive)

The strawberry thief by Joanne Harris

City in a strawberry swirl by BB Haywood

Strawberry Meringue Cupcake & Murder by Ann S. Marie (audio book available on Hoopla)

Strawberry sin by Rosie A. Point (audiobook available on Hoopla)

Strawberry wine by Darly Jamison (eBook available on Hoopla)

Non-fiction books for adults:

Sugar Snaps & Strawberries: Simple Solutions for Creating Your Own Edible Garden in a Small Space by Andrea Bellamy

Strawberry Fair: Quilts with a rural flair by Elizabeth Hamby Carlson

Native Berries: Successfully grow your own strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, and more

Growing Berries In Your Garden – How To Grow Organic Strawberries: Growing And Preserving by Martha McDowell (audio book available from Hoopla)

Strawberry Fields: Central Park’s memorial to John Lennon by Sara Cedar Miller

Cooking with strawberries, 30 days of cool recipes by Rodney Cannon


Kelly M.

Kelly is an adult librarian in the Canfield Unit of the Youngstown and Mahoning Counties Public Library. She earned her Masters in Library Science from Clarion University of Pennsylvania in 2019. Kelly loves everything that has to do with books, from playing word games to creative writing. And of course she reads as many books as possible from all genres, although she particularly likes romance and YA novels. Kelly does handicrafts, bakes, listens to country music and enjoys spending time with her family.

This press release was prepared by the Youngstown & Mahoning County Public Library. The views expressed here are the author’s own.