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Visit the Library’s extensive digital collections to learn more about the history of Toledo and Lucas County.


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GROW WITH THE LIBRARY Before glorious fall colors give way to an Ohio winter, start planning to bring the magic of nature into your home to sustain you through the drearier months. In addition


The Richard G. LaValley Computers and Media department opened at Main Library in 2019. It is home to 56 public computers as well as a collaborative workspace with 11 computers for teaching and learning.


Allison Fiscus (left), Adult Services Coordinator, and Abby Byers (right), Adult Services Librarian at Oregon Branch Library, are sharing their passion for Romance novels with a new Romance Book Group NO MORE GUILTY PLEASURES


Reading to babies in the NICU provides parents with a precious opportunity to bond with their child while also contributing to learning and development. NEVER TOO EARLY Reading in the NICU by ALIA ORRA

Net Neutrality: The Price of Silence

Net Neutrality ensures that the internet stays open and safe. It is important to realize that if we do not take action, we are agreeing to censorship, throttling, and in my opinion, immoral practices.

Hoopla Has Entertainment On The Go

If you don't have time to stop into the Library, you can still enjoy what your Library has to offer. We can help you get setup for reading, watching, or listening to what interests you!

eAudiobooks and eMagazines get easier

One of the Libraries Vendors has combined their different platforms (OneClickdigital and Zinio) into one app - RBdigital. The new app merges the eAudiobooks and eMagazines content so you don't need multiple apps now.

Participating on the Web

The last leg of the web literacy triangle is participating on the web. This involves aspects of sharing, contributing, attributing, open practice, protecting yourself, and connecting.

Writing on the Web

Building off of the last Web Literacy blog, writing on the web takes a deeper dive into creating the web.

Reading on the Web

Building off of the last Web Literacy blog, reading on the web takes a deeper dive into exploring the web.

Mozilla Web Literacy

Did you know the Library has received two $10,000 grants for training staff on Web Literacy?

Hero’s Journey – Monomyth

Do you love The Wizard of Oz, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Lion King, or Moana? All of these novels and/or movies have a common literary technique identified as the Hero's Journey.

Super Mario Run

Libraries aren't just for book reports and never ending education. Super Mario Run launched December 15th on iOS and the Library happens to already have an event scheduled for this March with Nintendo of America.

Building Community Around Pokemon Go

It's been almost five months since Pokemon Go officially launched in the US. A lot has changed since then, both good and bad. It's fun to reflect back and see what's been accomplished in a short amount of time.

Shopping on Amazon for your Library

Shopping on Amazon already? Help your library by selecting the Library Legacy Foundation as your charity, and every time you shop on Amazon, a portion of your purchase price will go toward supporting your Library.

Strong Women Making An Impact

The world is at a turning point. People everywhere understand and support the idea of gender equality. They know it’s not just a women’s issue, it’s a human rights issue. And when these powerful voices are heard, they will change the world. The time for that change is now.

Shadowhunters Mortal Instruments

Have you watched the Freeform TV series Shadowhunters Mortal Instruments? Did you know it was originally a book series written by Cassandra Clare. You can get those books, ebooks, or audiobooks now!