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Celebrate National Library Week at Toledo Library

April 4, 2019
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Celebrate National Library Week with the staff at the Toledo Public Library April 8 13 The library is books, and so much more!

Libraries = Strong Communities

Tuesday, April 9 at 6:30 p.m. the library foundation will host Barn Quilts of Grundy County. This program will be presented by Evie Haupt.

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Wednesday, April 10 at 4 p.m. the library will host Giant Games for kids. This is not your tabletop game!

Thursday, April 1 we will have Bingo for adults at 10:30 a.m. and Bingo for kids at 3:45 p.m.

Friday, April 12 the library will host Open Craft Lab for those wanting to get creative. This lab will be available to everyone from 10:30 a.m. - noon.

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Free bag and bookmark with checkout during National Library Week!!

Vegetable Gardening. Kids Bake Lab

Vegetable Gardening Program will be held Tuesday, April 16th at 6:30 with Master Gardener Intern, B.J. Reed.

This would be a great time to pick up your vegetable seeds from the new Seed Library that has been provided to the community through the Tama County Extension.

The library will host a kids Bake Lab on Friday, April 19th from 1 3 p.m. Space is limited to six and sign up is required with a $5 registration fee. We will be baking muffins.

Many people are getting into genealogy and researching their family history. The library will be partenering with the Tama County Historical Society to hold a Ancestry Workshop for those interested. This event will be instructed by Brett and Elizabeth Reece and space is limited. Sign up is required.

Children's Book Week is held April 29 May 5. "Read Now Read Forever" Join us for a May Day Story Time on Wednesday, May 1st at 10:30. There will be a candy jar drawing, giant games and parents may sign kids up for summer programs and events.

Humanities Iowa Program, Kaleidoscope of Iowa will be held Tuesday, April 30.

New Books Monthly

Did you know that the library purchases new books, audio books and DVDs every month? Yes, the Toledo Library keeps up with current titles; fiction and non-fiction. If the library does not have a title you want, it may be available in our digital library BRIDGES, which you can find on our website, or another option would be to check out through Interlibrary Loan.

All Iowa libraries are connected through Interlibrary Loan and staff can help with the process of finding the title you want for a small fee. So check your local library first for that book, audio or DVD that you need.

The library also purchases the new children's Caldecott award medal books each year. The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. This year's winner is Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall. The Newbury Medal Winner is also purchased along with the Geisel Award and Coretta Scott King Medal Winners. The library has a binder of these titles listed from 1922. The award books are included in the library collection and are replaced on a needed basis.

New titles for April are: Triple Jeopardy by Anne Perry; The A-List by J.A. Jance; Deep Harbor by Fern Michaels; Miracle at St. Andrews by James Patterson; Someone Knows by Lisa Scottoline; The Tinderbox by Beverly Lewis; Blood Oath by Linda Fairstein; The Cornwalls are Gone by James Patterson; Dark Tribute by Iris Johansen; The Last Second by Catherine Coulter; Wild Card by Stuart Woods; The Cliff House by Raeanne Thayne; The Current by Tim Johnston; The 13-Minute Murder by James Patterson; The Department of Sensitive Crimes by Alexander McCall Smith; Neon Prey by John Sandford; Redemption by David Baldacci; Before She Was Found by Heather Gudenkauf; The Better Sister by Alafair Burke; Under the Table by Janet Evanovich

New DVDs to the shelves are: Green Book, The Hate you Give, The Bookshop and Crimes of Grindenwald

Stop into the library to send a FAX, makes copies, use the wi-fi, work a puzzle, color with our coloring supplies, use a meeting room, view the local art work, read the local news or attend a program. The library is books, and SO much more!



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