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The Holding Project

What makes you feel safe? What makes you feel unsafe? These questions are the basis for an ongoing and expansive public art project called The Holding Project.

Dial-A-Story Anytime

Press 1 for a story! Free, recorded stories for children, teens, and adults. Listen by phone any time of day or night by calling 419-745-9700.

Photography at Your Library

Do you appreciate good photography? Do you enjoy taking photos with your phone or camera? The Library can help you pursue those interests!

Creative Writing Workshops Return!

Whether you have a new creative piece you've been working on or you have been itching for the inspiration to begin writing, our upcoming writing workshops may be the place for you.

Caldecott Contenders – Part 1

Toledo Lucas County Public Library’s 48th Annual Caldecott Read-In is going virtual this year. It will be held Saturday, January 23 from 10-11:30 AM. A live discussion and voting will choose our local winner

Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change

Even in the best of times change is difficult, and libraries must continually change to stay relevant. The Toledo Lucas County Public Library used key points from William Bridges’ Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change (4th edition, 2016) as a means by which to lead the library system during a year of massive change in 2018-2019.  

Assistance for Nonprofits

If you work with/support a nonprofit that has experienced financial difficulties during the pandemic, your Toledo Lucas County Public Library is here to assist.

Start Coding

From creating video games to designing web pages, from programming robots to developing apps, coding is the superpower you need. The Library introduces free software and classes to get you exploring this exciting field.

Meet Ruben

The Library values the diversity of its staff and the culture and history they represent. This Hispanic Heritage Month, we invite you to get to know some of our Hispanic/Latinx staff members.

Meet Elisia (Lisa)

The Library values the diversity of its staff and the culture and history they represent. This Hispanic Heritage Month, we invite you to get to know some of our Hispanic/Latinx staff members.

Meet Andrea

The Library values the diversity of its staff and the culture and history they represent. This Hispanic Heritage Month, we invite you to get to know some of our Hispanic/Latinx staff members. 

Celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month with Welcome TLC

Since 2016, Welcome Toledo-Lucas County (TLC) has annually celebrated Immigrant Heritage Month, held in June and organized by national partner, Forward.us to give people across the United States an opportunity to explore their own heritage and celebrate the shared diversity of America. Join us in a virtual book discussion, hear from immigrant story tellers and see how our community has celebrated.

Root Out Racism

To be anti-racist, we must understand the history of racial disparities, acknowledge privilege and actively fight against racism.

Five Books to Movies for Kids on hoopla

For those with children and tweens who prefer YouTube over books, choosing something for them to read that they can also watch, is a great way to encourage reading!

5 Digital Library Resources for the Job-seeker

If you've been displaced as a result of the pandemic or if you are considering a career change, TLCPL has digital resources that you can access for free from home to help navigate the job-seeking landscape.

Get Personalized Reading Recommendations

Have you heard about the Toledo Library's Book Picks service? Get books picked just for you based on what you love, selected by expert librarians - never by robots.

Two Librarians: Quarantined

They're back and with more time on their hands than ever! Join Katie and Allison as they discuss their picks for what to read while quarantined.

Exploring Poetry and Jazz Online

Did you know the month of April is both National Poetry Month and Jazz Appreciation Month? Celebrate at home with these digital recommendations!

Online Learning for Adults & Teens

We are all officially tasked with social distancing in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus. While our 20 locations might be temporarily closed, we’re still open in many ways to our customers –

Online Learning for Families & Kids

We are all officially tasked with social distancing in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus. While our 20 locations might be temporarily closed, we’re still open in many ways to our customers –

Check Us Out 24/7

Customers are now able to pick up Library materials 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at certain locations!

Spend Your New Year – At the Library

Happy New Year from your Library! Make 2020 your best year yet by taking advantage of the many resources, materials and programs we offer. We hope to see you often!

No Fines Equals Better Customer Service

For many families in the Lucas County area, overdue fines can be a real barrier. To improve access and opportunity in the community at large, TLCPL will be eliminating overdue fines effective Jan. 1, 2019.

Girl Scouts to honor Toledo Library’s Rhonda Sewell

The Toledo Lucas County Public Library is proud to announce that its External and Governmental Affairs Manager Rhonda Sewell was named among the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio's 2018 Women of Distinction. Sewell was recognized for her extensive and impactful community work.

Toledo Library Program Gives Customers Device Advice

As part of its continued effort to address the digital divide and provide free technology training to customers, the Toledo Lucas County Public Library (TLCPL) is hosting a series of Device Advice programs this fall.

Toledo Library Joins Initiative to Help Entrepreneurs

The Toledo Lucas County Public Library is partnering with 11 other public library systems in the U.S. and Canada to explore ways libraries can reach and engage entrepreneurs in their communities — particularly people of color, women, immigrants and veterans.

Building Great Learners Starts With Reading

Since its inception in April 2014, the Ready to Read program has provided more than 4,000 parents and childcare providers with free kits and training, impacting the lives of more than 10,000 children.

National Day of Listening

The National Day of Listening is an opportunity to sit down to have a face to face conversation - and really listen.

Celebrating YOUR Success!

It's always a great day at the Toledo Lucas County Public Library when we're able to celebrate the success of our customers!

A Library Card for the Digital Age

Does your smartphone or tablet go wherever you go? Why not take your Library with you too! With our new eMedia card, you can borrow eBooks, eAudiobooks, music, movies & more - without having to visit us in person.

Meet the Future Stephen Kings!

Stephen King, R.L. Stine, and Alfred Hitchcock have some new competition. Check out our "Get Your Spooky On" short story contest winners!

3D Printing: A Primer

Do you know that the Toledo Lucas County Public Library offers 3D printing services? While 3D printing may be relatively new to TLCPL, it has actually been around for decades. Learn more about making your 3D ideas a reality.

Pokemon Go? Yeah, We’ve Got ‘Em!

The struggle to catch ‘em all is real! The latest cultural phenomenon has made its ways to the Library, and we’re excited to offer up a number of PokeStops and Gyms as we share in this entertaining venture with you.

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.