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Immigrant Heritage Month Story: Andrea De la Roca

We are celebrating #ImmigrantHeritageMonth by sharing Welcome Toledo Lucas County’s letter series that brings to life stories from our local immigrant, refugee, and diverse community members. Hear from Andrea, who came to the United States from Guatemala City in 2001, settling in Napoleon, Ohio.

Young Adult LGBTQ+ Books to Add to Your TBR Pile

We often look for ourselves in books (okay, mostly in fiction), but undeniably: a great book resonates with us as we empathize with a protagonist’s struggles, triumphs, etc. It encourages us to step into their shoes as they set off on their fantastic journeys.

Immigrant Heritage Month Story: Houng Dhar

Immigrant Heritage Month gives people across the United States an opportunity to annually explore our country's heritage and celebrate the shared diversity that forms the unique story of America. The letter below is a part of a series that brings to life stories from our immigrant, refugee, and diverse community members who call Toledo and Lucas County, home.

Immigrant Heritage Month Story: Terwase Ngur

Immigrant Heritage Month gives people across the United States an opportunity to annually explore our country's heritage and celebrate the shared diversity that forms the unique story of America. The letter below is a part of a series that brings to life stories from our immigrant, refugee, and diverse community members who call Toledo and Lucas County, home.

Asian American & Pacific Islander Author Spotlight – May 2021

In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month, here is a list of notable authors and some of their works. We are sure that you will find something here that is worth your while! A Library card and PIN will be required to access many of the resources listed. Need help with your card or PIN? Contact your nearest location or call 419-259-5200. Need a new card?

More YA Novels to Celebrate AAPI Month (May 2021)

To continue honoring Asian American and Pacific American Heritage Month (and beyond, we’ve compiled a short list of novels for our young adult and older audience by Asian and Asian American voices, available to you at your local library! Simply click the available links below to place a hold! Thank you for your continued support.

To All the Otaku, with Love – April 2021

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!

Best Books for Preschool and Kindergarten

Is your preschool or kindergarten-aged child looking for something new to read? Check out this curated list of best books for Preschoolers and Kindergarteners for your little one to enjoy!

Welcome TLC 2019 highlights

See how Welcome TLC is building a welcoming and inclusive community for immigrants, refugees, and people of diverse cultures.

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, 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.

Fantastic Books for Kids by African American Authors

In celebration of Black History Month, we compiled a list of picture books to read with your child by noted African American authors. Some inspire young minds, some are just for fun, and all are perfect for enjoying together.

Picture Books That Introduce Sensitive Topics

A selection of endearing stories for young children that focus on a variety of topics like family, friends, gender identity, individuality, love, marriage, tolerance, self-acceptance, kindness, respect, mental disabilities, nonconformity, teasing, social issues, emotions, immigrants, racism, friendship and courage.

Diversity in Juvenile Fiction

April is Celebrate Diversity Month, and we’re prepared to do just that with this awesome variety of juvenile fiction titles.