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Summer Read

June 3 - Aug. 3

Take the challenge with your family and/or your friends - and make it a lively summer competition! Our Summer Read is open to all ages! Register at any Toledo Library location. Pick up an activity log and color in a circle for each day that you read or track the list of books that you've completed. You can also track your reading progress using the link below or by downloading and using the Beanstack Tracker App (available on iOS and Google Play).

Complete the Summer Read by:

  • Reading for 30 days (all ages) or
  • Reading 10 books (teens and adults)

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Books and resources to help you find your dream job! Our experts will also train you in how to set up email, update your resume and search for jobs online.


Economic Success

Connect with our Business Department and find book lists and outside resources to help you start or grow a business, apply for grants and more.



Live better by spending smarter! We have books, programs and outside resources to make you a smarter saver, spender and investor.


Featured Programs

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Brown Bag Concerts

Wednesdays | 12:15 p.m. | Maumee

This year, our annual summer concert series is being held on the lawn of Maumee Branch! Enjoy concerts featuring the following performers:

  • Jeff Williams Group (blues)
  • Haywire (country)
  • Laurie Swyers & New Moon (folk, original)
  • 56Daze (80s and 90s rock)
  • Los Aztecas (Tejano)
  • Just Kiddin' Around (children's music)
  • Elixer (oldies)
  • Fu5ion (R&B, hip hop)

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Metroparks Programs

2019 Spring | Summer

This spring/summer, we're partnering with Metroparks Toledo to offer hands-on programs about birds, forest therapy and more. Join us for programs on:

  • Forest Therapy
  • Toledo Trivia
  • Ghost Town of Providence

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Arts and Crafts Programs

Tap into your inner artist with creative programs for adults, including programs on:

  • Crafting using our Cricut machines
  • Painting and drawing
  • Knitting and crocheting
  • Anime for Grown Ups

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BOOK Groups and Clubs

Be a part of lively and enlightening book discussions hosted by 15 of our Library locations. New members are always welcome and it's free to join! We also offer a variety of themed book groups and clubs as well, including:

  • Books on Tap (three locations to choose from!)
  • Couponing Club
  • Euchre Club
  • Feminist Book Group
  • And many more!

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Spring Programs

For more than 20 years, we've been bringing renowned authors to the Toledo area. Authors! has featured some of the world's most prolific writers, journalists and activists including Gloria Steinem, David McCullough, Neil Gaiman, Nicholas Sparks, Ray Bradbury, John Updike, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Sherman Alexie, Zadie Smith, Sue Grafton, Cokie Roberts, Sandra Cisneros, Jacques Pepin and many more!

Visit our Authors! page to view upcoming programs.

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Yoga with Toledo Asana Room

Saturday Jun. 15
at 8:00 a.m.

Location: Sylvania

Jump start your weekend with FREE yoga classes with Toledo Asana Room yoga. All experience levels welcome. This is a great introduction to Ashtanga Yoga.

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One Stop Resume Shop

Saturday Jun. 15
at 9:00 a.m.

Location: Kent

Receive online job searching tips, resume and cover letter writing help, and more.

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Open Crafting with the Fiberworks Orphans

Saturday Jun. 15
at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Heatherdowns

What you craft is up to you at this open-ended event! Bring needlecrafts - including knitting, crocheting, lacemaking and so much more.

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Home Repair Workshop

Saturday Jun. 15
at 10:30 a.m.

Location: Locke

Keep your property looking good! This series will show you how to complete basic home repairs.

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Euchre Saturdays

Saturday Jun. 15
at 11:00 a.m.

Location: Sylvania

Do you enjoy playing cards? How about coffee, conversation and a chance to meet new people? Whether you're a "card shark" or have never played Euchre before, all are welcome.

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Metroparks Toledo Presents: Introducing Forest Therapy

Saturday Jun. 15
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: West Toledo

Not sure what Forest Therapy is? Learn about this new internationally growing movement and become more aware of the healing potential of the natural world.

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Local History and Genealogy

Find resources and services offered through our Local History and Genealogy Department including digital collections and exhibits, obituaries, digitization services and our new community photo album.

During Main Library’s renovation, we're also offering the following ways for you to keep in touch with our Local History and Genealogy Department. To schedule an appointment, call 419.259.5233 in advance.

In-Person Research by Appointment
Monday, 11 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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Tech Help

Why pay for expensive computer classes when you can take them for free at the Library? Our computer and technology programs meet customers at whatever level of knowledge they are, from novices to seasoned users.

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Teacher resources, GED classes and more!

From teacher resources such as assignment alerts, book kits and educational databases, to GED and computer classes to college information, we offer a variety of educational resources for adults!

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How to get published

Looking to get your book published? We've stocked up on information and resources to help take you from writing, to editing, to publication. It can be a very tough process so we've identified quality sources to help you along the way.

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Our community information page combines verified and quality groups, events, help organizations and local government and public services to help keep you connected.


Get the inside scoop from our collection development team on how the Library builds collections.

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Books are just part of the fun that deliver at our Literati events.

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