Summer Reading Challenge

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Read books you love - Win prizes you want!

June 4 - Aug. 4

Have fun earning points for reading or listening to books, completing activities and attending events. Open to all ages! Presented by The Blade and Buckeye Broadband, with additional support from Directions Credit Union, Friends of the Library and the Library Legacy Foundation.

Prefer to track your activities manually? Visit us in person or print these forms and turn them into any location: Activity Log, Children and Teen Registration Form, Adult Registration Form.

All prizes must be picked up by August 18.

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FREE SUMMER MEALS

June 4 - August 16

We're proud to bring back our partnership with Connecting Kids to Meals to offer a free summer lunch program (for youth to age 18). Meals are served Monday through Friday at the following times and locations:

Noon - 1 p.m.
Birmingham, Heatherdowns, Kent, Locke, Main Library

1 - 2 p.m.
Holland, Lagrange, Mott, Oregon, Point Place, South, Toledo Heights, Washington, West Toledo

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Walking Audiobook Challenge

A Metroparks Toledo Partnership

Keep your brain and body fit by taking the Library outdoors! Walk, run, rollerblade or cycle at any Metroparks Toledo location while listening to a downloadable audiobook from the Library. Then log your finished audiobooks and be entered to win great prizes.

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Book Lists by Topic

Looking for something to read, watch or listen to? We offer nearly 40 lists in 16 categories where you can find (and sign up to receive by email) new books, movies and music!

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eBooks and Audiobooks

Prefer eBooks or audiobooks to print? Find great selections on Overdrivehoopla, RBdigital and our other eMedia providers. 

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Ideas Just for You

Not quite sure what type of book you're looking for? If you can give us the names of a few authors or books you've enjoyed, our expert staff will send you some ideas that you might love!

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Henna Rocks!

Signature SRC Teen Activity Series

Rock the body art craze! Make temporary waves with henna and other removable tattoos from Body Art by Jen. Each program has limited space so make sure to register or arrive early! 

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Zumba Rocks!

Signature SRC Children's Activity Series

Fitness fun AND great music! Try the dance workout that incorporates different Latin and Hip-Hop styles. Taught by certified ZIN Instructor Elaina Hernandez.

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Upcoming Events

Rock Art

Saturday Jan. 26
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Waterville

Did you know? The first and oldest form of prehistorical art are called petroglyphs. Enjoy a fun, artistic twist to rocks, stones, and pebbles! You even get to keep your own creations. Grade 4-12.

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Rock on with GarageBand!

Tuesday Feb. 19
at 3:30 p.m.

Location: Sylvania

Create your own music and sing your own songs using GarageBand. From guitars to keyboards, vocals, to drums: create your own rockin’ song.

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Zumba Rocks! with Elaina Hernandez

Monday Feb. 25
at 3:30 p.m.

Location: Locke

Fitness fun AND great music! Try the dance workout that incorporates different Latin and Hip-Hop styles. Taught by certified ZIN Instructor Elaina Hernandez.

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Super Shamrocks

Tuesday Mar. 12
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Birmingham

Listen to the sounds of Ireland while you create an amazing colorful shamrock of your own.

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Shamrock Slime

Thursday Mar. 14
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Toledo Heights

Using the luck of the Irish, we'll make slime with a Paddy's Day twist!

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Rock, Paper, Scissors Relay

Tuesday Mar. 26
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Birmingham

If you love rock, paper, scissors, and you love to race, this is the perfect program for you! Help your team achieve victory by showing off your skills in this not so ordinary relay race!

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Rock Art

Friday Apr. 12
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Toledo Heights

Did you know? The first and oldest form of prehistorical art are called petroglyphs. Enjoy a fun, artistic twist to rocks, stones, and pebbles! You even get to keep your own creations.

Event Details for Rock Art