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The Art of Storytelling: 5 Tips on Crafting Compelling Storylines

Posted 7 months ago by April S

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, eBooks and Audiobooks, Education, Nonfiction and Writing and Publishing | Tagged with authorship - technique, creative writing, dialogue, NaNoWriMo, narration, National Novel Writing Month, storylines, storytelling, writing, writing skills, writing style and writing tips

Tips and resources to help you craft compelling storylines and draft dynamic dialogue.

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Building Great Learners Starts With Reading

Posted 8 months ago by Heather H

Posted in Children and Parenting and Education | Tagged with childcare, childcare resources, early childhood education, early literacy, Kindergarten, parenting, parenting resources, Preschool, ready to read, teacher resources, toledo public schools and tps

Since its inception in April 2014, the Ready to Read program has provided more than 4,000 parents and childcare providers with free kits and training, impacting the lives of more than 10,000 children.

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Colorful and Informative Nonfiction Picture Books Curious Kids Will Be Wild About

Posted 8 months ago by Cindy V

Posted in 101 Picture Book Challenge, Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks, Education, Movies and Music and Outdoors, Sports and Travel | Tagged with animal books for kids, animals, biology, early literacy, picture books, reading recommendations, ready to read, Steve Jenkins and zoology

Curious kids will definitely love the amazing illustrations and educational content found throughout the picture books in this blog post.

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Let's Talk About Facebook and Social Media Privacy

Posted 8 months ago by Heather H

Posted in Education and Nonfiction | Tagged with cambridge analytica, Chamath Palihapitiya, Facebook, instagram, internet privacy, mark zuckerberg, michal kosinski, privacy, sean parker, social media, social media privacy, twitter and user data

With recent news heavily focused on Facebook and user data, we decided to weigh in on the subject by shedding a little light into the world of social media privacy.

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Library Joins Local Steel Company to Strengthen Workforce

Posted 9 months ago by Heather H

Posted in Business and Investing and Education | Tagged with computer programs, English language, ESOL, Foundation steel, job skills, partnerships, south branch, steel company and workforce development

The Library is proud to partner with Foundation Steel offering technology and language training in order to strengthen the local workforce - and so far, it's produced highly successful results!

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Let's Get Creative! Nonfiction Books for Masters and Enthusiasts Alike

Posted 9 months ago by Juliette H

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, eBooks and Audiobooks, Education and History and Politics | Tagged with Art History, artist biographies, artistic expression, creative ability, creativity, motivation & inspiration and self-improvement

Explore a variety of resources designed to spark artistic inspiration.

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Celebrate Teen Tech Week

Posted 10 months ago by Heather H

Posted in Education and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with ACT, eMedia, events, make u, SAT, teen tech, teen tech night, Teen Tech Week, test, test resources, tests and toledo library

Celebrate Teen Tech Week, March 4 - 10! The 2018 theme is "Libraries are for Creating," and focuses on all the great digital tools we offer which teens can use to create - whether it be podcasts, videos, music, games or something else!

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I Hope My Kids Are Accepted to Hogwarts

Posted 10 months ago by Allison Fiscus

Posted in Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks, Education, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, Movies and Music, Science Fiction and Fantasy and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with adventure, Fantasy Fiction, harry potter, imagination, journeys, juvenile fiction, Paranormal Fiction, reading suggestions and Sci-Fi

Why science fiction and fantasy books are some of the best for your child to read.

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