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Toledo Library News

September 9, 2009
from Jennifer Bledsoe, Library Director
Visiting the Toledo Public Library during September will add interest and education to your summer. The library has so much to offer that you may be surprised. Did you know that your library shelves bestselling fiction and non-fiction; why buy when you can borrow? The library also carries music CDs, books on tape & CD, magazines, newspapers, flashcards, board books and puppet book bags. The Toledo Public Library orders new materials so the collection stays current and up-to-date. Have a suggestion, let us know. There are ten computers available for public use. Right now, there is a huge book sale going on at the library. Fill a bag for a donation. All donations are used for library materials. The Toledo Public Library is a great place to come in out of the heat and read, research, visit and just relax.

The library has just purchased the new titles for the STC Middle School Battle of the Books. These books are on our shelves now – so get ready to read!

The library offers beginner and basic computer class on Thursdays after 1 p.m.. Call or e-mail the library to set up a time.

There is a Beading Program for kids to be held Wednesday, Sept. 16, from 1:30-2:15. Sign up is required for this event. You may pick up your TPL Calendar of Events at the library anytime at the library. This calendar lists all the fun-filled special events that will be held during the year. The calendar is also listed on the library website

Parents, please remember that children under the age of ten may not be left unattended in the library unless the child is participating in a library program. A parent or caregiver of at least 14 years of age must be responsible for the child when visiting the library to ensure the child’s safety and courteous behavior.

The display case in the library is always filled with some sort of beautiful art from various local artists. During August and September we will feature the pencil art of 8th grade STC student Tori Appelgate. Take a peek at her art next time you are visiting the library.

Newest fiction to look for are, Clive Cussler, Spartan’s Gold; John Sanford, Rough Country; Fern Michaels, Vanishing Act; Richard North Patterson, The Spire; Susan Albert Wittig, Tale of Appleback Orchard; Beverly Lewis, The Missing; Nicholas Sparks, Last Song; Dan Brown, Lost Symbol; Joyce Carol Oates, Little Bird of Heaven; Bodie Thoene, Eleventh Guest; Diane Gabaldon, Echo in the Bone; Alexander McCall Smith, Lost Art of Graditude; Sara Paretsky, Hardball; Stuart Woods, Hothouse Orchid; William Bernhardt, Capitol Offense; Nevada Barr, 13 1/2 ; M.C. Beaton, There Goes the Bride; and Mitch Albom, Have a Little Faith.

Coming to the movie shelf in September are some oldies but goodies. King Kong, Fun with Dick and Jane, Jane Austin’s Book Club, Express, Mr. Mom and Overboard.

New music to the shelf are Colbie Caillat, Michael Johns, Jennifer Hudson, Jars of Clay, Terri Clark, Kelly Clarkson, The Wicked Soundtrack, and Wilco.

For those of you that enjoy listening to your MP3 players, why not try to listen to a book? On the Toledo Public Library website,, as a library patron, you have access to download books to your MP for free. It is just like checking out an audio book from your library. Go to Books and Reading and NEIBORS and follow the simple steps to be on your way to easy listening.

Be sure to set aside Thursday, Sept. 10, at 6 p.m. for our Iowa Author Visit. J. O. and Debbie Tindle Parker from Montezuma will be our guests. They will bring copies of their books for purchase and refreshments will be served.

Remember, you can renew your materials, sign up for programs, reserve a meeting room or use the card catalog at or e-mail us at

Back to school book winners were: Ashlynn Kriegel, Ireland Hootman, Jackson Beltz and Thayne Lamb.

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