Special Collections

Steinem Sisters Collection

Located at Main Library

The Steinem Sisters Collection is a feminist collection that explores the lives and achievements of women; champions their historical, cultural and political contribution; and strives to provide a welcoming space for women of all walks of life to share their truths. The types of materials we collect are first and foremost “feminist materials”- which are those materials that uphold women’s rights and interests in defining and promoting political, economic, personal and social equality of the sexes.   

This collection was made possible due to a generous donation by The Steinem’s Sister’s Collective.

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Steinem Sisters Collection

A sample of works in the Steinem Sisters Collection, which includes more than 400 materials.

Have you heard our exciting news?! TLCPL is now the home of the only public library feminist collection in Ohio.

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Are you curious about Feminism but don’t really know where to start? Don’t worry, we have your back.

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It’s Women’s History Month, y’all! I, for one, can’t think of a worthier topic to chat endlessly about. So in celebration, Katie and I got together to talk about the female authors who have captivated us through the written word and inspired us in our own lives. The following conversation is a lightly-edited-for-clarity transcription of that chat.

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Upcoming Events

Programs connected to the Steinem Sisters Collection

Steinem Sisters Collection Opening Celebration

Monday Jul. 9
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Main Library

Join us for a night of mixing and mingling as we celebrate The Steinem Sisters Collection! The Steinem Sisters Collection is a feminist collection that explores the lives and achievements of women; champions their historical, cultural and political contribution; and strives to provide a welcoming space for women of all walks of life to share their truths. Light refreshments will...

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Talking Circle with Steinem Sisters Collective

Wednesday Sep. 5
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Reynolds Corners

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Recognizing Domestic Violence

Thursday Oct. 4
at 1:00 p.m.

Location: Waterville

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and TLCPL is partnering with The Bethany House to raise community awareness. Domestic Violence is a serious community issue that can affect anyone from any economic or social status. Join us to learn how to recognize Domestic Violence and what you can do to help those being victimized. This program is supported by The...

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The Tatum Center Collection

Located at Kent Branch Library

The Art Tatum African American Resource Center, located in our Kent Branch Library, provides historical and educational information on African American culture and heritage. Established in 1989, the Tatum Center Collection is comprised of nearly 10,000 materials, including books, magazines, videos and photos for all ages.

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Tatum Collection

A sample of works in the Tatum Collection, which is comprised of nearly 10,000 materials for all ages.

The Huebner Collection

Featured at all Library locations

The Robert L. and Posy Huebner Collection is one of the largest collections of original art from children’s books housed in a public library. Established in 2004, the collection features artwork from famous children’s books such as Clifford the Big Red Dog, Strega Nona and Fancy Nancy and blends the Huebnber’s passion for art and their lifelong interest in educating children.

Schedule a Tour: Groups can schedule programs, tours and Storytimes featuring the Huebner Collection. Contact the Children’s Library at 419.259.5231 for more information.

Huebner Collection

Read the books and then see the original artwork in person! This is a small sample of books represented in the Huebner Collection.

Grants Collection

Our Grants Collection has materials designed to help you learn about and navigate the world of grants. From how to search for grants that will support your projects and organizations, to grant writing and application, this collection is a great place to begin! Visit our Business and Grants page for even more information.