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The Library is here to help you make the most of your summer!


WOW! Way to go Toledo! We already have more than 7,000 people signed up for Summer Read. Visit any location to get started and receive a special sign-up reward (snazzy totes for adults, a new book to keep for youth.) Then simply read 30 days between now and Aug. 1 to be entered into grand prize drawings for Nintendo Switch Lites, Kindles, Cricuts, Fitbit trackers, gift cards to local businesses, and more.


The more reading time children have, the better skills they will develop. Let the Library help! Bring your child to the Library where volunteers from St. Francis as well as Read for Literacy will read to them and also let your child practice reading out loud. This is a fun, easy, and FREE way to add a new reading mentor to your child’s life.


Make the most of summer with our great outdoor activities! Choose from corn hole, Giant Connect 4, lawn Jenga, outdoor bowling, ring toss, sidewalk activity courses, and more. Rotating games available at each location for you to use on our lawns.


Have fun while staying cool with programs and performances for kids and grown ups. Herdsmen Puppets, Glovation Circus, mandala art, chess club, creative endeavors, Encato Zumba, book groups, movie afternoons… dozens of options every day!