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Now - Aug. 4

Read the books you love and earn prizes you want! Have fun earning points for reading or listening to books, completing activities and attending events. Our Summer Reading Challenge is open to all ages.

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Brown Bag Concert Series

Wednesdays | 12:15 p.m. | Main Library

On June 6, our annual outdoor summer music concert series, held on the lawn of Main Library returns!  This year's lineup features blues, folk, Caribbean drums, children's music and a special Beatles tribute.

The Brown Bag Concert Series is generously sponsored by the Library Legacy Foundation, CWA Local 4319, Spitler & Williams-Young, SSOE Group, Toledo Metro Federal Credit Union and UAW Local 5242 A.P.L.E.

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Open Book Series

July 7 and Aug. 30

This summer, our popular Open Book series, featuring talented local, regional and national authors, returns! On July 7, instill a love of yoga with your child during an interactive presentation at Sanger with Toledo Yoga's Melany Gladieux. On Aug. 30, we’ll close out our summer series with a talk co-presented by Metroparks Toledo, featuring The Nature Fix author Florence Williams.

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Up on the Roof

July 21 | 7 p.m. | Main Library

Mark your calendar for Saturday, July 21 and join us "Up on the Roof" for a rooftop party! Music, dancing, light fare & cash bar. Tickets $20. 21 and up.

Partnering Organizations: Emerging Leaders of United Way, Leadership Toledo. Literati, Lucas County Young Democrats, Maumee Chamber of Commerce, Northwest Ohio Latino Alliance, Northwest Young Black Democrats, Press Club of Toledo, Promedica's Impact and Inspire.

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Kindergarten Kickstart

May - July 2018

Have a child starting kindergarten soon? Our Kindergarten KickStart programs are part storytime, part information session and a great big hour of fun! Songs, stories, games and activity stations will prepare you and your child for success in school.

Participants who attend these programs receive a Ready, Set, Kindergarten Backpack filled with early literacy materials. This program has been made possible through generous support from The Library Legacy Foundation.

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Featured Partner Event

Crosby Festival of the Arts

June 22 - 24

Crosby Festival of the Arts is a highly recognized fine art show. Since 1965, Crosby Festival has been held at Toledo Botanical Garden (formerly Crosby Gardens), set amidst the beauty of gardens and nature. Now celebrating its 53rd year, this festival is heralded as Ohio’s oldest outdoor juried art festival and is THE fine art festival in Northwest Ohio. As the only show of its size and caliber in our region, participating artists are received enthusiastically by over 20,000 visitors and 700+ preview party guests each year.

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Art Loop

3rd Thursday | April - Dec. | 5:30 - 9 p.m.

Art Loop is downtown Toledo’s signature monthly arts experience, and Main Library is proud to serve as its transportation hub! Explore our creative community through self-guided tours of the art, artists and spaces that inspire a vibrant Toledo. Loop is a program of The Arts Commission, presented in partnership with the artists and participating venues who make it possible. 

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