Eating at SAME Café: A Delicious and Important Main Library Destination
SAME Cafe is open at Main Library! Learn about this non-profit with the mission of "so all may eat."
Toledo’s Black History in Scrapbooks
Two scrapbooks in the Local History and Genealogy Department tell the story of Toledo’s Black community.
Volunteering for All Ages: How 14 Toledo Girls Found a Way to Help Do Their Part During WWII
The Girls' Activity Friendship Society, a club created by fourteen young girls from Glenwood School in 1943, is not only emblematic of the perseverance by all during the wartime effort, but it also can serve as inspiration to help the Toledo community during current and future hard times. Read more to learn about the GAFS as well as reading suggestions and local volunteer opportunities.
Happy Birthday, Birmingham Branch!
October 5, 1925 was the grand opening of the Birmingham Branch Library!
50 Years Later, Library Merger Strengthens Lucas County Service
How a merger unified three area library systems.
10 Things to Do When You’re New to Toledo
Moving to a new place can be intimidating! Let the Library help you get acclimated to Northwest Ohio.
Postcards from Frogtown: Exploring the Ken Levin Postcard Collection Online
A massive collection of colorful vintage postcards were recently donated to the Library. Continue reading to learn more about this unique collection documenting Toledo history all the way back to the 1890s.
Samuel Milton “Golden Rule” Jones, Toledo Mayor and Progressive Businessman
Samuel M. Jones is still remembered 100 years later for his tenure as a prominent businessman and mayor in Toledo, Ohio.
Become a Part of Toledo’s History!
The Toledo Lucas County Public Library has launched a program to collect photos from the public to be preserved as part of our local history collections. Contribute your photos (physical or digital) to become a part of Toledo history.
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.
Great Things Happen When Communities Collaborate
Community resources made possible by people working together in Lucas County.
Our Online Toledo Troopers Exhibit is Growing!
Check out the newest additions to our Toledo Troopers online exhibit, thanks to a donation of several unique items from former Toledo Troopers player Beverly Severance.
New Digital Photos and How to Decorate With Them for Cheap
The Local History and Genealogy department of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library works to make our materials available as widely as possible by scanning books, maps, architectural drawings and photographs. They are made available through our partnership with Ohio Memory - here are some photo collections added in August.
13 Last Minute Summer Trips from Toledo, Ohio
Can’t get enough of the Toledo travel tips? Well, you are in luck! Here is part 2 of Last Minute Summer Trips from Toledo, Ohio.
5 Day Summer Itinerary for Toledo, Ohio
Are you visiting Toledo, Ohio this summer and wonder what to do and where to go? Or, are you a native Toledoan looking for something different? Check out these unique ideas for this summer!
Top 5 Reasons to Join a Writing Group
If you're looking for writing group resources - you'll enjoy this blog post.
National Day of Listening
The National Day of Listening is an opportunity to sit down to have a face to face conversation - and really listen.
Hot Glass, Cool Characters: Vitrolite Visions
The Toledo Lucas County Public Library is celebrating everything Vitrolite!
Getting Started With Genealogy Research
Learn important steps to take when conducting Genealogy research.
Eat Your Way Through All 20 Toledo Lucas County Public Library Locations
Have you ever visited a Toledo library and wondered where to go for a bite to eat? Well, look no further!
10 Last Minute Summer Trips from Toledo, Ohio
If you're looking for a daytrip or road trip out of Toledo this summer, then this list's for you.
With so many locations across Northwestern Ohio, the Metroparks of Toledo are one of Toledo’s most fantastic and bountiful resources, offering some of the area’s greatest outdoor fun.
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