Summer Read

Sponsored by Buckeye Broadband, The Blade, Friends of the Library, Directions Credit Union and The Library Legacy Foundation.


Summer Read

June 3 - Aug. 3

Open to all ages! Register for Summer Read at any Toledo Library location.

Complete the Summer Read by:

  • Reading for 30 days (all ages) or
  • Reading 10 books (teens and adults)

Pick up an activity log and color in a circle for each day that you read or track the list of books that you've completed. You can also track your reading progress using the link below or by downloading and using the Beanstack Tracker App (available on iOS and Google Play).


Summer Read Grand Prizes

Bring your activity log into any Library location for a midway prize (15 days or 5 books completed) and once finished, bring it back in to receive your final prize and be entered to win the following grand prizes:

Log completed books

Audiobook Trail Challenge

A Metroparks Toledo Partnership

We challenge you to read in another format this year! Head to any Metropark and listen to an audiobook while on the trail! Then log on to the Library's Summer Read page to log your book title or your time listening on the trail. Audiobooks count as good reads in Summer Read! Also, look for the Audiobook Trail Challenge under activities badges for an extra ticket in the grand prize drawing! You could win a free night in the Metroparks Tree House!

Log completed books
TARTA ROUTES and Schedules

Catch a ride with TARTA

FREE with a Summer Read tag

With 19 locations throughout Lucas County, we're always nearby - but when it comes time to catching a ride, we have you covered! Kids and teens can ride for FREE with TARTA using their Summer Read tag. Don't have one? Visit any of our locations to register for our Summer Read and pick up a TARTA tag. Simply show the tag to a TARTA driver when entering the bus. Don't forget to pass the time with a great new book or streaming movie or music!

TARTA ROUTES and Schedules
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Reading Buddies

Help your child improve his or her reading skills by attending one or more of our Reading Buddies sessions. Children ages 5 – 10 will receive a brief reading assessment and will then read one-to-one with a trained Library volunteer. All reading levels welcome!

June 5 - Aug. 14
Wednesdays | 2 p.m. | King Road

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Shareable Resources

Get downloadable resources such as our Summer Read flyer and social media graphics, as well as our fun Summer Read video (great for sharing). These resources are perfect for sharing with students, childcare centers, community groups and friends/family on social media.

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Book Lists by Topic

Looking for a great new read? Browse our lists of new and in demand books. We offer regularly updated lists in a variety of genres and for all ages.

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eBooks and Audiobooks

Prefer eBooks or audiobooks to print? Find great selections on Overdrive, hoopla, RBdigital and our other eMedia providers.

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Give 3 Get 3

Not quite sure what type of book you're looking for? Give us the names of a few authors or books you've enjoyed and our expert staff will send you personalized recommendations.

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