The summer reading program, Make a Splash, has begun and is in full swing with over 60 kids in attendance. This fantastic reading program is held each Tuesday in July. Pre-school story time is held all through the summer at 11a.m. on Fridays.
Bring your little ones in for a great learning and socializing time at the library. Keep your eyes peeled for a Back to School Event at the end of August and a Toledo Public Library Calendar of Events coming soon. 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.
For those of you that enjoy listening to your books, remember that the library has a large collection of books on tape, CD and now you can download and transfer books to your MP3 player or IPOD. On the Toledo Public Library website, www.toledo.lib.ia.us as a library patron, you have access to download audio and ebooks to your computer and then to your MP or IPOD free of charge. It is just like checking out an audio book from your library only you don’t even have to leave home to do it. You can browse and check out audio books in the middle of the night if you choose! Once you are in the TPL website, go to Books and Reading, then navigate to NEIBORS and follow a few steps to be on your way to easy listening.
Did you know? The library has two meeting rooms available for public use. The Vision Iowa Room is set up wirelessly with a PC and big screen TV. This room seats 48 and has access to the kitchen facilities.
The Carver Room is a conference room and seats eight. Call the library and talk to one of our friendly staff, Diane, Brenda, Sheri or Jenny to find out how you can reserve one of our lovely meeting rooms for your group or organization today.
Coming to the fiction shelves in July are, Nora Roberts, The Search; Susan Wittig Albert, Darling Dahlias & Cucumber Tree; Alexander McCall Smith, Corduroy Mansions; James Lee Burke, Glass Rainbow; Elizabeth Adler, It all Began in Monte Carlo; & Iris Johansen, Shadow Zone.
Look for these fantastic DVDs on the shelf soon. When in Rome, The Spy Next Door, Dear John, b Organic & Dantes Peak.
New musical selections include, Court yard Hounds, Infinite Arms, Jersey Boys Soundtrack, The Best of Kansas, Rod Stewart-Downtown Train, and ELO-Out of the Blue.
Great non-fiction titles added this month are, Elizabeth Hamilton, Easy Transformations-Makeovers for Your Outdoor Spaces; Larry Bird and Earvin Magic Johnson, When the Game was Ours; Sean Payton, Home Team; Michael Lewis, The Big Short; Sebastian Junger, War; Rebecca Skloot, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks; Daniel Pink, DRIVE-The Surprising Truth about what Motivates Us; Gooseberry Patch All Through the Seasons and John J. Palmer, How to Brew.