Blog: culture

YA Books that Encourage Body Positivity

People of all ages experience body negativity and insecurity. We are constantly under the scrutiny of needing to be thin or fit. Let’s continue to advocate for the body-positive image. Let’s start with these reads, all of which promote body positivity!

Welcome TLC is now Housed at the Library

The Welcome TLC initiative works to build a more welcoming and inclusive community for immigrants, refugees, and people of diverse cultures that supports a vibrant civic, economic, and social fabric for all. See how Welcome TLC’s mission fits in with the Library’s institutional values, by reading about the initiative’s origins and transition to the Library.

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, 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.

Our Diverse World

A collection of children's books about different cultures, lifestyles, abilities and histories.

Ten Native American Authors You Should Know

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, explore this list of top ten popular Native American authors. These authors write on activism, culture, history, challenges of reservation life, and attempting to establish identities in the modern world.