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Young Immigrant Stories for Kids

Posted about 9 days ago by April S

Posted in Children and Parenting, Culture and Diversity, eBooks and Audiobooks and Education | Tagged with books for children, books for kids, emigration, experiences, families, friendship, humanity, identity, immigrants, immigration, Inspiring Stories, perseverance, picture books, refugees, stories for children and survival

In celebration of Immigrant Heritage Month, we put together a list of vibrant picture books filled with heartfelt and inspiring stories told from the perspective of young immigrants and refugees.

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Toledo Library Offers English as a Second Language Classes

Posted 3 months ago by Library News

Posted in Culture and Diversity, Education and Library News | Tagged with English as a Second Language, English Grammar, English language, ESOL, mango, mango language and transparent language

Learn English by taking part in our ESOL classes, joining our English Language Conversation Club or learn at your pace with Transparent Languages.

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Dog Ate Your Homework? The Library Can Help With Your Printing Needs

Posted 4 months ago by Marty S

Posted in Computers and Technology and Education | Tagged with computer, laptop, Library, mobile devices, print, printer apps, printing, smartphones and tablets

Need to print without using your own printer? Just send it to a Library printer and pick it up when you get there, that same day, that is. Works with phones, tablets, laptops and desktops.

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The Importance of Play in Early Childhood Development

Posted 4 months 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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New Options for Interacting With Our Digital Content

Posted 4 months ago by John D

Posted in Computers and Technology, Education, eMedia, Local History and Tech Tools | Tagged with community engagement, digital collections, GitHub, Internet Archive, local history and Ohio Memory

The Local History and Genealogy department of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library has loaded a number of digitized books onto Internet Archive as an alternative means of accessing them. We also shared all the metadata about our digital collections as open data, which is now accessible through GitHub.

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

Posted 4 months 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 5 months 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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