Summer Reading Challenge

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.

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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

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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Walking Audiobook Challenge

A Great Activity for Adults

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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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

Toledo Gem & Rockhound Club Display

Sunday Jul. 15
All Day

Location: Sanger

The resident artist club, located at the Toledo Botanical Gardens, offers numerous opportunities to explore and participate in all aspects of gem, mineral and fossil collecting; metal crafting, beading, and jewelry making.

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Toledo Gem & Rockhound Club Display

Monday Jul. 16
All Day

Location: Sanger

The resident artist club, located at the Toledo Botanical Gardens, offers numerous opportunities to explore and participate in all aspects of gem, mineral and fossil collecting; metal crafting, beading, and jewelry making.

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Rock and Roll a Silly Sentence

Monday Jul. 16
at 9:00 a.m.

Location: Toledo Heights

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Zumba Rocks! with Elaina Hernandez

Monday Jul. 16
at 1:00 p.m.

Location: Kent

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Creativity Rocks!

Monday Jul. 16
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Main Library

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Gardening Rocks! Mott Branch Community Garden

Monday Jul. 16
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Mott

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Yoga Rocks!

Monday Jul. 16
at 2:15 p.m.

Location: Holland

After feeling refreshed and revitalized, each person that registers will walk away with a special prize. Call or stop by Holland Branch Library for more details.

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Firebuilding Rocks!

Monday Jul. 16
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Toledo Heights

Come and learn how to build your own campfire, and make some s'mores along the way! Experience the fire triangle in this hands-on class. We will touch on the history of fire building and the chemistry and science behind this amazing tool.

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Being Linked-In Rocks!

Monday Jul. 16
at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Holland

Your business can use this power to show employee appreciation, attract new talent, and gain clients. Pauline W. Glaza, owner of Enhanced Publications, has been helping individuals and firms optimize their LinkedIn presence for 7+ years. Bring your lunch and join us to learn how a LinkedIn Company Page can help you educate potential customers on your products/services, promote career...

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Toledo Gem & Rockhound Club Display

Tuesday Jul. 17
All Day

Location: Sanger

The resident artist club, located at the Toledo Botanical Gardens, offers numerous opportunities to explore and participate in all aspects of gem, mineral and fossil collecting; metal crafting, beading, and jewelry making.

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Rock and Roll a Silly Sentence

Tuesday Jul. 17
at 9:00 a.m.

Location: Toledo Heights

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Juggling Rocks! with The Space Painter

Tuesday Jul. 17
at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Heatherdowns

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