Kent

3101 Collingwood Boulevard
Toledo, Ohio 43610

Hours

Sunday Closed
Monday 9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Features

Internet Access

32 public computers/44 public Netbooks

4 children's computers/4 teen computers

Research lab with 6 computers for group collaboration

Teen gaming room with PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360

Free Wifi

Meeting Space

206-person meeting room/handicapped accessible

Self-services

Faxing, copying, and scanning

Parking

74 parking spots/3 handicapped accessible parking spots

5 Bicycle spots

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One-to-One Tutorials

Thursday, September 21
at 9:00am

Location: Kent

Need help in setting up your e-media device? Want to build a fabulous resume to impress new employers? Just have a question about how to use computers? Set up your appointment today for one-to-one assistance with all your questions. Contact Kent at 419-259-5340 to schedule.

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Daily Drop-In

Thursday, September 21
at 9:00am

Location: Kent

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Preschool Storytime

Thursday, September 21
at 10:00am

Location: Kent

Get ready for Kindergarten and join in the fun with stories, songs, puppets and more as we talk, sing, read, write and play. This program is especially designed for young children ages 3-5 and their favorite grown-up.

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Meeting Spaces

Each branch of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library is home to a public meeting room that is available free of charge. These rooms, in fulfillment of our mission are available for educational, instructional, or civic programs when library programs are not scheduled. 

To request a room, call 419.259.5340.

Fighting the Opioid Epidemic

What is it? What Can I Do?

Heroin and opioid addiction is real and escalating locally. We’re partnering with Harbor Behavioral Health and the Mental Health & Recovery Services Board of Lucas County, to offer educational programs about the heroin/opioid epidemic, it’s impact on our community, and ways that we can all be part of the solution. 

September 26, 6 p.m. at Kent Branch

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ART TATUM CELEBRATION

(Sa) October 7 | 2 - 4 p.m.

Join us for our annual commemoration of the birth of Toledo-born piano legend Art Tatum (October 13, 1909 - November 5, 1956). This year, as a special tribute, Tatum devotee and scholar Dr. Imelda Hunt will present original works of poetry from her book Does A Genius…A Tribute to Art Tatum. CJ Manning will provide musical accompaniment.

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THE TATUM CENTER

The Art Tatum African American Resource Center provides historical and educational information on African American culture and heritage. Established in 1989, the Tatum Center is located in Kent Branch Library in Toledo’s historic Old West End.

The Collection

The Tatum Center houses a collection of nearly 10,000 materials, including books, magazines, videos and photos. With materials suitable for all ages, the Tatum Center’s collection is also a great public resource for groups and individuals studying or conducting research.

Programs

The Tatum Center’s programs encourage appreciation for Black history and culture and offer opportunities for growth and understanding of the Black experience. Ongoing events include book discussion groups, visiting speakers, group tours and community forums as well as programs for various holidays.

history

The Kent Branch first opened in 1917, and was the first full-service location. In 1974 a fire destroyed the original branch, and it was then operated temporarily out of a storefront on Collingwood Blvd. The new branch opened in 1976 at its current location in the former Academy of Medicine Building. In 2010, as a result of a 2.2 million broadband federal stimulus grant, the branch was remodeled which has allowed for additional staff and public use computers. 

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