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The Importance of Play in Early Childhood Development

Posted about 7 days ago by April S

Posted in Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks, Education, Nonfiction and Research and Resources | Tagged with caregivers, children, creativity, early childhood development, parents, play and social skills

Play is intertwined with early childhood development in so many ways. Continue reading to learn more about the play and learn areas at the Library as well as the many important benefits of play.

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African American Newspapers Chronicles a Century and a Half of the African American Experience

Posted about 14 days ago by April S

Posted in Culture and Diversity, Education, History and Politics and Research and Resources | Tagged with African American History, African American History Month, Black History Month, culture, Databases, heritage, history and newspapers

The African American Newspapers database is an amazing digital primary source collection providing first-hand perspectives on notable Americans that are not found in mainstream publications. It is one of the most comprehensive collections of its kind in the world.

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Libraries Change Lives Every Day

Posted about 19 days ago by April S

Posted in Education and Research and Resources | Tagged with Librarians, libraries, libraries transform, library services, life-changing and quality of life

Libraries provide vital services, materials and resources that help to improve the overall quality of life in the communities they serve every single day. Continue reading to learn more about some of the life changing services provided by your local Library.

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Books to Read During Black History Month and Beyond

Posted about 20 days ago by April S

Posted in Children and Parenting, Culture and Diversity, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, History and Politics, Library News, Movies and Music, New: Books and Movies, Nonfiction and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with african american authors, African American History, African-Americans Fiction, artists, Black History Month, Historical Fiction, juvenile fiction, photography, picture books, picture books for children, programs, Read-In and reading recommendations

Notable books to read during Black History Month and beyond. This blog post includes fiction and nonfiction selections for adults, teens and children.

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10 Sherlockian Novels That are Perfect for Fans of Sherlock

Posted about 26 days ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry and Mysteries and Thrillers | Tagged with Detective Stories, Historical Fiction, private investigators, reading recommendations, secret societies, Sherlock Holmes, suspense and thriller

Fans of the television series Sherlock will love these modern stories featuring the infamous consulting detective Sherlock Holmes.

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Books for Fans of 1984: Compelling Dystopian Novels

Posted about 1 month ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with adult books for young adults, Apocalyptic fiction, atmospheric, bleak, compelling, Dystopian fiction, intricately plotted, Literary fiction, Political Fiction, Read-Alikes, reflective, satirical fiction, Stylistically complex, thought-provoking and world-building

Fans of dystopian fiction and the classic novel 1984 by George Orwell will appreciate the books in this blog post. There are classics from well-known authors like Margaret Atwood, Ray Bradbury and Octavia Butler along with recent selections by Pierce Brown, Chang-rae Lee, Chuck Palahniuk and many more.

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The Human-Nature Connection

Posted about 1 month ago by April S

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks, Nonfiction, Outdoors, Sports and Travel and Wellness: Fitness, Health and Spirituality | Tagged with animals, birding, creative ability, earth, Forest Ecology, imagination, insects, Library, Metroparks, nature, nature craft, outdoor recreation, personal narratives, picture books, psychology, science, treehouses, trees and wildlife

What do the Library and Metroparks Toledo have in common? And how can you use both of these great community resources to enrich your life?

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