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)
JOB SEARCH ASSISTANCE
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.
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.START SAVING
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)
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!
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.
Yoga with Toledo Asana Room
Saturday Jun. 15
at 8:00 a.m.
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.Event Details for Yoga with Toledo Asana Room
One Stop Resume Shop
Saturday Jun. 15
at 9:00 a.m.
Receive online job searching tips, resume and cover letter writing help, and more.Event Details for One Stop Resume Shop
Open Crafting with the Fiberworks Orphans
Saturday Jun. 15
at 10:00 a.m.
What you craft is up to you at this open-ended event! Bring needlecrafts - including knitting, crocheting, lacemaking and so much more.Event Details for Open Crafting with the Fiberworks Orphans
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.
Supernatural-themed stories filled with creatures, ghosts and paranormal phenomena.Continue Reading: 15 Absorbing and Enthralling Supernatural Mysteries and Thrillers
Get the inside scoop from our collection development team on how the Library builds collections.Continue Reading: How the Library Builds Collections