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Busy summer, lots of fall library activities coming at Toledo Library

September 25, 2011
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald
TOLEDO CHRONICLE-The Toledo Library was a busy place this summer with preschool story time, Crafty Wednesdays in June, Digital Literacy workshops and the Summer Reading Program all going on.

Fall will soon be upon us and that means Early Out events, more computer classes, Annual Book Sale and an Iowa Author Event.

The library will host 17 early out craft programs for our school age kids. Come visit the library and pick up a copy of the Annual Calendar of Events or print it off from our website

We request that kids sign up in advance for these fun programs. Join Sandy Krough, Iowa Works Advisor for a Digital Literacy computer workshop to be held on Friday, Oct. 14 from 1-2:30 p.m.

Come to the class with at least one thing you would like to learn to do and Sandy will do her best to help you out.

The library will once again hold the Annual Book Sale in October and November. The sale will have a variety of materials; books, books on cassette & CD, DVDs and magazines. Fill a bag for a donation. All donations go back into the library to help purchase new materials. Tell your friends!

October brings us an Iowa Author Event that will be hosted by the local AAUW. Jeffrey S. Copeland, English Professor at UNI is the author of Inman’s War-A Soldier’s Story of Life in a Colored Battalion in WWII.

He will visit our library on Monday, Oct. 24 with a book signing at 6 p.m. and a presentation at 7 p.m. Please join us!

New books on our shelves are: Jeffrey Copeland, Inman’s War; W.E.B. Griffin, Victory and Honor; Ann Perry, Acceptable Loss; Kathy Reichs, Flash and Bones; Julie Garwood, Ideal Man; Debbie MacComber, Bride Wanted, Laughter in the Rain & 1105 Yakima Street; Sheryl Woods, Moonlight Cove; Susan Wiggs, Goodbye Quilt; Linda Howard, Diamond Bay; Jennifer Crusie, Trust me on This; Jeffrey Archer, Only Time will Tell; Jude Deveraux, Heartwishes; James Patterson, Kill me if you Can; Heather Graham, Evil Inside; Linda Howard, Prey; Clive Cussler, Race; Tim Tebow, Through my Eyes; Beverly Lewis, Mercy; Kristin Hannah, Night Road; Michael Feeney Callan, Robert Redford the Biography; Judi Dench and Furthermore; Gooseberry Patch Christmas Book 13; Margo True, One Block Feast; Annie Jacobson, Area 51-An Uncensored History of America; Jaycee Dugard, A Stolen Life; Christmas with Southern Living; Michelle Duggar, A Love that Multiplies; Colt McCoy, Growing up Colt and Mark Tabb’s Sacred Acre-The Ed Thomas Story.

Most recent and upcoming DVDs include Flags of our Fathers, Letters from Iwo Jima, I am Number Four, Rio, Oprah Winfrey-The Past, Present and Future, Just go with It, Sahara, Waiting for Superman and Soul Surfer. Also new to our collection are 21 National Geographic DVDs purchased with Enrich Iowa Funding.

If you have a digital reader and enjoy audio and e books, make sure you check out the library’s digital download service NEIBORS. This wonderful service provides audio and e books to you at no charge if you are a library patron. Currently, supporteddevices include the Sony Reader and the Barnes and Noble Nook. The Amazon Kindle is on its way to be added as a supporteddevice soon. Just log onto our website: www.toledo.lib.ia.usa

and click on the homepage icon for NEIBORS. The library also has Tumblebooks, animated, talking e books for kids. This is a great database to introduce your kids to automated books. You will be amazed at this quality service. Check it out! Use the library website for other great information such as our card catalog, EBSCOhost periodical database, library event calendar, city and county information and wonderful book reference links. You can find a wealth of information at your library!

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The Toledo Library has been awarded a grant from the Tama County Community Foundation for Youth Reference Materials. The Tama County Community Foundation awards grants to help support projects within our communities.
To update the shelves, the library has purchased a current set of much-needed individual books of the United States displayed here by Jennifer Bledsoe, library director. These up-to-date reference books are essential for our young patrons that are doing research on the United States. It is wonderful to replace the older copies with current copies. The Toledo Public Library and Library Foundation greatly appreciate the grant funding received from the Tama County Community Foundation for the purpose of renewing our collection of youth U.S. books.
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