FREE BOOKS

Free books mailed to your home for children birth to age 5!

Sign up today to have one free book per month sent to your child. If you register your newborn baby, that means you will receive up to 60 books! Just register for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in person at any Toledo Library location and start getting free books sent directly to your home for all children under age five. You can also register online at toledolibrary.org/imaginationlibrary.

BORROWING MATERIALS IS SO EASY

USE THE APP Scan, checkout, repeat

24/7 PICK UP Lobby lockers at 8 locations

NO FINES As long as you return materials, no late fees or fines accrue

YOUR HEALTH

Mercy Health Community Nurses are at select TLCPL locations from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. to conduct blood pressure, blood sugar, and weight screenings. No appointment is needed, all services are first-come, first-served, and free! toledolibrary.org/health

  • First Mondays: Kent
  • Fourth Mondays: Lagrange
  • Second Tuesdays: Sanger
  • Fourth Tuesdays: Heatherdowns
  • Fourth Wednesdays: King Road
  • Fourth Thursdays: Waterville
  • First Fridays: Main Library
  • Second Fridays: West Toledo
  • Third Fridays: Oregon
  • Fourth Fridays: Holland

NEW LIBRARY CAFÉ

So All May Eat/SAME Café creates community through healthy food access and is the country’s longest-running nonprofit restaurant. The café provides healthy meals to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay. Each guest who comes through the door is treated the same, orders from the daily-changing menu, and then supports the mission by donating time, money, or produce.

After nearly 15 years of serving meals to guests experiencing food insecurity in Denver, SAME Café is expanding nationally, starting with SAME Café Toledo at Main Library. SAME Café is a standalone nonprofit organization with a proven business model. All costs involved in establishing the café and its daily operations are incurred by SAME and not subsidized with public dollars.

SAME Café will open at Main Library this summer. Stay tuned for grand opening details!

BETTER TOLEDO

Register for the Library’s new personal and professional development series to ensure “you will do better in Toledo.”

Every other Thursday, 3 – 5 p.m. starting July 14, 2022. All courses are free. Here’s a sample of what to expect: 

  • Meditation with Rachel Wixey
  • Bystander training
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Five practices of exemplary leaders
  • Implicit bias
  • Yoga with Gena Collier
  • and more!

 Attend one Better Toledo class or attend them all. Individual and group registrations are available. Certificates of completion will be awarded when completing three sessions in 2022.

Visit toledolibrary.org/bettertoledo or call 419.259.5200 for details and registration.  

ARTICLES FROM OFF THE SHELF SUMMER 2022

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