New programs aplenty are blossoming at the Toledo Public Library. If you visit us on Wednesday mornings, you are likely to find our Preschool Story Time bursting to the brim with parents, grandparents, and preschoolers happily taking advantage of our new Very Ready Reading Program published through Upstart a leading supplier of library promotional materials and reading incentives. Designed by early childhood experts this “learn while having fun” program was adopted by the library as strategy for getting youngsters on track for reading. Each Story Time contains loads of fun songs, rhymes, crafts, and, of course, books, books, books. Everyone is invited to bring your preschooler and join the fun.
Why is it that when we get older, people stop reading to us? Take a trip back to that special experience with our newest staff member Tonia Storm. She will help you “Stay in the Hobbit of Reading” this summer as she reads The Hobbit aloud on week days at 3 pm. She will read for about a half hour each session, taking her listeners into a time “Between the Dawn of Færies and the Dominion of Men.”
Finally, don’t forget our Teen Book Club that meets on Thursdays at 7pm. We just started “Divergent” by Veronica Roth. The book is set in the dystopian Chicago of the future, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue-Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. Come join the fun at 7 pm Thursdays at the library.
If you have any questions about these programs, please contact Deborah Trusty, Director Toledo Public Library at 541-336-3132 or firstname.lastname@example.org.