The Blog of Toledo Lucas County Public Library
Blog Category: Children and Parenting
Posted 10/22/21 by Kate M
We hope that this list of both fiction and nonfiction titles for your middle grades reader will inspire ability awareness.Continue Reading: Ability Awareness resources for Upper Elementary (4-5); Middle School (6-8)
Posted 10/14/21 by Monique B
Help your young child develop habits to stay healthy.Continue Reading: Healthy Kids resources for Preschool/ Kindergarten; Early Elementary (1-3)
Posted 10/13/21 by Regina S
You are enough! Dial in for books highlighting Ability Awareness.Continue Reading: Dial-A-Story for October 13-26
Posted 10/01/21 by Rachel S
Make homework time a stress-free experience with Tutor.com!Continue Reading: Tutor.com to the rescue
The DREAM Project: Disability Representation, Education and Awareness in Media resources for Preschool/ Kindergarten; Early Elementary (1-3)
Posted 09/29/21 by Amy H
The Library has partnered with the Ability Center to increase awareness of literature that focuses on, includes, and/or is created by people with disabilities. Take a look at these great books for children!Continue Reading: The DREAM Project: Disability Representation, Education and Awareness in Media resources for Preschool/ Kindergarten; Early Elementary (1-3)
Posted 09/29/21 by Eric P
Dav Pilkey's rollicking "Captain Underpants" books are routinely included on banned-book lists. Because underpants.Continue Reading: Banned Books Week 2021: Captain Underpants and the Putrid Persecutions of the Beastly Book-Banner
Posted 09/29/21 by Regina S
Call us Fall stories! Free, recorded stories for children, teens, and adults. Listen by phone any time of day or night by calling 419-745-9700.Continue Reading: Dial-A-Story September 29-October 12
Posted 09/26/21 by Jozlyn H
How can a book series be the most challenged in the 21st century, yet the best-selling series of all time? Find out here!Continue Reading: Banned Books Week 2021: Harry Potter: The Most Challenged Book of the 21st Century
Posted 09/24/21 by Kate M
Social emotional learning (SEL) encourages the development of self control, self awareness and the interpersonal skills needed to succeed in school and life. We hope this collection of library materials will inspire you to think of many ways you can promote social emotional learning among the children in your life.Continue Reading: Social Emotional Learning Resources for Grades 1-5
Posted 09/14/21 by Joyce S.
As a mom to two soon-to-be toddlers, I’m always looking for ways to get my kids to read (more). And if they can do it on their own: let them! So when Wonderbooks came to the Toledo Libraries, I just had to give them a go. If you haven’t heard of them: visit your local library now to get one!Continue Reading: Check Out These Wonderbooks!
Posted 09/09/21 by Regina S
Our call-in line is open! Free, recorded stories for children, teens, and adults. Listen by phone any time of day or night by calling 419-745-9700.Continue Reading: Dial-A-Story September 15-28
Posted 09/08/21 by Joyce S.
Gender is a spectrum and we love books and authors that celebrate this truth! Enjoy this list highlighting diverse books written by authors who are transgender, non-binary, gender fluid, or experience gender in one of the many other ways that defy a simple female/male dichotomy.Continue Reading: Trans & Nonbinary Author Spotlight - Kids
Posted 09/07/21 by Joyce S.
Youth Services Librarians love to read, too! Check out what your favorite Children’s and Teen Librarians at Main Library are reading, whether it be a picture book about penguins, a middle grade adventure in a treehouse, vampires in Louisiana, or a time-traveling phone booth!Continue Reading: Children's Library & Teen Recommends - Fall 2021
Posted 09/07/21 by Monique B
Investigate plant and animal life cycles with these library resources.Continue Reading: Life Cycles resources for Early Elementary (1-3)
Posted 09/01/21 by Regina S
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.Continue Reading: Dial-A-Story Anytime
Posted 08/06/21 by Joyce S.
Youth Services Librarians love to read, too! Check out what your favorite Children’s and Teen Librarians at Main Library are reading, whether it be a picture book about penguins, a middle grade adventure in a treehouse, vampires in Louisiana, or a time-traveling phone booth!Continue Reading: Children's Library & Teen Recommends - Summer 2021
Posted 08/05/21 by Kate M
Now a popular streaming series for tweens, The Mysterious Benedict Society is based on a series of books by Trenton Lee Stewart. Check out these other great books and series while you wait for the next episode.Continue Reading: For Fans of The Mysterious Benedict Society
Posted 07/21/21 by Cristin B
Do you have the back to school blues? Take a look at these resources for teachers, students and parents to get you motivated and excited for the 2021-2022 school year!Continue Reading: Back to School Resources for Pre-K-Grade 3
Posted 07/07/21 by Joyce S.
Curating this booklist brings back many fond memories of mine as I used to teach EFL (English as a Foreign Language) while living as an ex-pat overseas. If you’re an educator like I am, you are well aware that finding suitable reading material can be both arduous and heartbreaking. I hope this list makes it a bit easier for you.Continue Reading: Great YA Books for EFL Students, Part II
Posted 06/23/21 by Lauren B
Go adventuring outside and read along with one of these vocabulary-rich picture books.Continue Reading: StoryWalks® at the Library
Posted 06/16/21 by Rachel S
Pride is for the whole family!Continue Reading: Celebrate Pride!
Posted 06/09/21 by Joyce S.
Struggling with anxiety or any type of mental illness is usually up there with resounding themes of Young Adult Fiction, including first love. That is because our teenage years are often very complicated, especially when mental health issues start to first arise. There are so many other factors that young adults face (besides growing up) that can push anyone over the edge.Continue Reading: YA Books Featuring Characters with Mental Illnesses
Posted 06/02/21 by Ready to Read
Parents and caregivers, save the chores for later, you have important work to do by playing! This month, Ready to Read's blog is all about play and how doing just that will help your child build essential early literacy skills for future reading success!Continue Reading: Ready to Read Early Literacy Tip 5- Playing
Posted 05/28/21 by Joyce S.
Are you a manga or anime enthusiast? We are, too! We are constantly looking for new (and awesome) titles to add to our collection. We are happy to share some of our favorites with you, including some light novels! For more suggestions, please feel free to contact your teen librarian at the Library!Continue Reading: To All the Otaku, with Love (May 2021)
Posted 05/26/21 by Talena R
Unfortunately, this blog is not about Italian Chianti or Chardonnay. It is about Mother's Day.Continue Reading: Red or White?