Celebrate National Poetry Month with 13 Poetry Books Selected by the Lucas County Poet Laureate
April is National Poetry Month! Celebrate by writing your own poem or reading some of these picks from Jonie McIntire, Lucas County's Poety Laureate!
Curating a Nancy Drew Collection: The Mysterious Life of a Nancy Drew Collector
How Toledo became the home to a huge Nancy Drew book and memorabilia collection.
Explore Your Creative Side During NaNoWriMo
Have you ever thought about writing but didn't know where to start? Find inspiration during NaNoWriMo and beyond with help from your Library.
Mildred D. Taylor Wins Children’s Literature Legacy Award
Author with Toledo roots wins prestigious American Library Association Award
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
Caldecott Read-In Goes Virtual
Check out our librarians' favorite picks to win the 2021 Caldecott Award.
NaNoWriMo Writing Workshops at TLCPL!
November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and the Library’s writing workshops will be participating to help you reach your goals. Read further for more information about the month-long challenge, the workshops and the Library’s accessible resources for writers.
Blogging 101: Creating Engaging Content
Learn how to create blog content that speaks to your target audience in a real way.
Podcasting for Everyone!
Maybe you've listened to some podcasts. Maybe not. But did you know you can make them yourself? The Library has all the information you could want about putting your voice onto the world stage.
Writing Workshops Return!
Want to share a piece of your most recent poetry or prose as well as hone your skills as a writer? Registering for one of our weekly writing workshops may be the plan for you.
Blogging 101: Digital Marketing for Beginners
Learn the basics of digital and content marketing to improve your blog or website.
Blogging 101: Google Analytics for Beginners
Learn how you can use insights gleamed from Google Analytics to improve your blog or website.
Blogging 101: SEO for Beginners
Learn more about SEO to increase the traffic to your blog or website.
Blogging 101: What Blogging Entails
Learn how creating quality blog content can help expand your reach and in turn grow your brand.
Toledo Streets Newspaper Archive Now Available
The Local History and Genealogy department of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library has partnered with Toledo Streets, the local nonprofit news organization that helps those experiencing poverty with the opportunity to economically empower themselves. The first 74 issues of the newspaper are now available online through the Library.
Writing a Good Story is Never Easy: Explore Effective Plot Strategies for Your Novel
Learn more about creating powerful plots for your next novel by exploring writing elements like story setting, plot and characters.
Writing Craft: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Horror and Everything In Between
Writing books featuring a host of amazing authors including Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, Ramsey Campbell, Neil Gaiman, George R. R. Martin, Joyce Carol Oates, Philip Pullman and many more.
5 Tips for Writing Mysteries and Thrillers That Will Hook Readers from Start to Finish
From plot twists to character development to psychological tension - explore ways to hook the reader and keep their attention from start to finish.
Learn More About Writing Books for Children and Young Adults
Resources for individuals interested in writing and publishing a book for children or young adults.
Developing Characters That Resonate With Readers
Learn how to develop memorable characters for your next novel.
The Art of Storytelling: 5 Tips on Crafting Compelling Storylines
Tips and resources to help you craft compelling storylines and draft dynamic dialogue.
Learn How To Publish A Book
If you're seeking information on how to publish your book - look no further than your local library.
5 Tips to Improve Your Writing Skills
Get tips and resources designed to help improve your writing skills.
Memoir Writing Resources
Everyone has a story to tell. If you would like to tell your story, we have memoir writing resources to help.
Top 5 Reasons to Join a Writing Group
If you're looking for writing group resources - you'll enjoy this blog post.
Struggling to put out your next writing piece? If you're a poet, essayist, or a storyteller you may enjoy this blog post!
Writers on Writing: Tips for Aspiring Authors
Tips and resources from experienced writers to aspiring writers.
Strategies for Success: Top 5 Blogging Tips
Anyone can blog, but what makes a blog successful? That’s the question. Why does one blog take off and another fail? Blogging isn’t just about putting something out there – the secret to success – is providing content people are actually interested in checking out. Give ‘em what they want!
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