Celebrate National Library Week, 2017 with the Toledo Library or any other Tama County Library April 10th 15th. There are nine libraries in the county, Chelsea, Clutier, Dysart, Elberon, Garwin, Gladbrook, Tama, Toledo and Traer that provide valuable services to our citizens and communities. National Library Week is a great opportunity to visit your local library. It is a good time to celebrate all libraries and library workers nationwide and in your community. It is a wonderful time to show your support just by using the library in your own backyard
-Jenny Bledsoe, Library Director
The Toledo Library celebration will include a Humanities Iowa program Grant Wood-Prairie Rebel by Tom Milligan on Tuesday, April 11th at 2:00 p.m. This program is hosted by the library foundation and open to the public. There will also be a special Story Time on Friday, April 14th @ 10:30 a.m. and a LEGO Lab on Friday, April 14th from 1:00 2:30 p.m. The LEGO Lab is for school age kids and sign up is required by calling 641-484-3362. There will also be a fun treasure hunt available for kids to do while they are visiting the library. They will be able to earn prizes by completing tasks and even reading to a librarian! We had about 50 kids participate in our Dr. Seuss treasure hunt in March.
Denise Fletcher will provide a program at the library on Thursday, May 4th from 7:00-8:00 p.m. She will give a presentation on her highlights from Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan.
The Toledo Library Foundation provides Ancestry Library Edition for our community to use free of charge at the library. If you are interested in researching your roots, visit the library and a staff member can get you started.
Brown Bag crafters meet every Thursday at noon. April crafts will be on the 6th, Paper Easter Egg Wreath; 13th, Bunny Paintings; 20th, Blooming Self Portrait; 27th, Yarn Wrapped Bottle.
Movie Tuesday each third Tuesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. Call the library for movie title.
National Library Week is April 10-15, 2017. We will be having a special Story Time on Friday, April 14th from 10:30 11:30 for ages 2-5. We will have stories, snacks, activities and a springtime craft.
New Fiction for April: Forever a Hero by Linda Lael Miller; The Black Book by James Patterson; If Not For You by Debbie Macomber; Man Overboard by J.A. Jance; Murder on the Serpentine by Anne Perry; The Perfect Obsession by Heather Graham; All By Myself Alone by Mary Higgins Clark; My Italian Bulldozer by Alexander McCall Smith; Two from the Heart by James Patterson; The Burial Hour by Jeffery Deaver; One Perfect Lie by Lisa Scottoline; Fast and Loose by Stuart Woods; The Fix by David Baldacci; Last Chance Olive Ranch by Susan Wittig Albert.
New Non-Fiction: Mrs. Sherlock Holmes by Brad Ricca; The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston; The New Odyssey by Patrick Kingsley; The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher; Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly.
New Movies: Kate and Leopold, 90 Minutes in Heaven, Finding Dori, Collateral Beauty, Fences and Moana. The library has purchased new BBC and PBS movies with State of Iowa Enrich Iowa funding. These are high-quality series from the British Broadcasting Company and the Public Broadcasting Service that are currently popular. The library also has some great DVDs from Sentimental Productions Company. In one DVD, it covers the Veteran's Honor Flight, North Carolina Marshes, Queen City Sisters, Delaware River Towns and a Fabulous Flower Show. There are also Timeless Trivia DVDs which are great for engaging memories. Stop in and check out the great DVD selections while you are here.
With warmer weather coming soon, remember that the library has nature back packs for kids to check out. These were also purchased by State Funding in 2016 and include Creatures of the Night, Night Skies, Trees, Outdoor Skills and Birds.