Blog: World War II

D-Day for Young Readers

The 80th anniversary of the Normandy Landings is June 6th. Here are 10 books for curious minds to learn more about it and the war in general.

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.

WWII Propaganda: How Images of Women Made the Difference

With thousands of men enlisted into the war effort, contributions by women were tested. See how American government propaganda not only encouraged women to support the war effort but also reminded women – and the entire country – of their value in dire times.

Moms and Movies

This Mother’s Day … take the time to appreciate your mom or any mom for that matter. Everyone knows someone that is a mom or mother figure and those special moms should be honored. So, why not celebrate those special women in your life by enjoying a good film together?