10 Books Celebrating 35 Years of Game Boy
Toledo Library Blog
by Franco V
2d ago
In the realm of handheld gaming, one name stands tall and timeless, woven into the fabric of countless childhoods and adult nostalgia alike – the Nintendo Game Boy. As we celebrate 34 glorious years of this iconic portable console, it’s not just the pixels and the beeping soundtrack that come to mind, but the indelible memories of untold adventures, epic battles, and the simple joy of carrying a gaming world in the palm of your hand. Whether you’re a seasoned gamer reminiscing about your first Tetris high score or a curious reader eager to discover the cultural impact of the Game Boy, this c ..read more
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5 Books for the Stanley Cup Playoffs (the Hockey One, Not the Drinkware)
Toledo Library Blog
by Franco V
3d ago
Welcome, puck heads, to the Library’s playoff edition of book recommendations! As the Stanley Cup playoffs start, it’s time to celebrate the clash of hockey titans with some fantastic reads that’ll have you cheering from the stands (or your favorite reading chair). And while we dive into the world of slapshots and hat tricks, let’s not forget about Stanley… no, not the cup, but the oft-overlooked and underappreciated drinkware, forever relegated to holding mediocre office coffee. stanley cup s is for the stanley cup what is the stanley cup? klondikers the game ..read more
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Remembering Faith Ringgold, Groundbreaking Artist and Classic Picture Book Creator
Toledo Library Blog
by Eric P
4d ago
Millions of parents, children, and former children know artist Faith Ringgold – who died April 13 at the age of 93 – as the creator behind the classic picture book Tar Beach, which was a Caldecott Honor book as well as winning the Ezra Jack Keats and Coretta Scott King awards and being included on the Toledo Lucas County Public Library’s list of best picture books, which, let’s be honest, is probably the most prestigious designation. Tar Beach eBook In Tar Beach, a little girl in 1939 Harlem suddenly gains the power of flight and spends a hot summer night taking an aerial tour of the c ..read more
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Sibling Synergy: Best Books and Movies About Brothers and Sisters
Toledo Library Blog
by Amy H
4d ago
Growing up, we make each other crazy, but most of us find ways to appreciate having siblings as we move through adulthood. Here are some great movies/series featuring siblings all along the love/hate spectrum. siblings by Nick Kelsh Few things are as fun as cute pics of kiddos doing kiddo stuff. This fun book celebrates the bonds of siblinghood in adorable and likely much better-looking ways than most of us have in our historical photos. the skeleton twins A set of twins who haven't spoken in ten years attempt to mend their relationship when they both cheat death on the same day. Dar ..read more
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Transform Your Midwest Yard into a Breathtaking Oasis with Natural and Prairie Garden Techniques
Toledo Library Blog
by Amy H
4d ago
There’s a lot of beauty in natural or prairie gardens and best of all, there’s not a ton of maintenance! A prairie is far from a barren field many people imagine when they think of “Little House on the Prairie” or the endless rolling great plains. A prairie is a unique grassland with complex ecosystems and incredible environmental benefits. Prairies are well-adapted to the climate of the Midwest, able to withstand droughts, seasonal weather, and harsh climates. The abundant grasses within prairies allow these environments to thrive and provide food and habitat for hundreds of insects and ani ..read more
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10 Wiggly Worm Books for Kids
Toledo Library Blog
by Joyce S
6d ago
What’s a librarian’s favorite worm? A bookworm! Check out these fantastic reads to learn more about worms and why they are important! worms for breakfast i'm just a worm called willie worm loves worm superworm worm and caterpillar are friends the caterpillar and the big worm inch by inch why am i a worm mama the worm family has its picture taken just a worm ..read more
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10 Cozy Books for Stardew Valley Fans
Toledo Library Blog
by Sam P
1w ago
ConcernedApe’s homage to the farming simulators we’ve grown to love has sparked a wild amount of interest in similar “cozy games”. To have developed and sold enough copies to become what is referred to as one of the greatest video games of all time is no small feat. Years after its release, fans still have more to look forward to as another major update has been released. Developing games can take years even with a team of hundreds– and that’s if it ever sees the light of day. Updating it with fresh content post-launch is another situation entirely. So if you’re digging what games like Stard ..read more
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If You Like Mean Girls, You’ll Like These
Toledo Library Blog
by Joyce S
1w ago
Check out these good reads if you’re looking for plots with catty female competition– no need to wait for Mean Girls Day. (October 3rd, by the way!) before i fall the favorite sister pretty things some girls are queen bee the revenge game the night in question those we drown american royals roller girl ..read more
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8 Comic Characters You Need to Know for Arab American Heritage Month
Toledo Library Blog
by Eric S
1w ago
As we’ve mentioned time and time again (and again and again), comics do not have the best track record of showcasing non-white, non-straight, and non-male characters. This was especially true in the early days. While comics are still dominated by straight white guys, creators in recent years have made an effort to introduce more characters who reflect comics’ diverse readership. So, this Arab American Heritage Month, challenge yourself to expand your comic-reading horizons and check out some of the characters of Arab heritage below. You may just find your new favorite hero or villain! For mor ..read more
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Babies Need Words: Hello, Baby!
Toledo Library Blog
by Emily G and Jozi H
1w ago
Mere hours after birth, an infant already recognizes their mother’s face! It’s no wonder that babies love faces. They play an important role in infant development, as babies learn to mimic facial expressions and determine meaning based on facial cues. I Am a Baby Baby Faces: Eat! Baby Faces: Smile! Baby Loves: A First Book of Favorites All Kinds of People Hello Baby: Faces Baby Face: A Book of Love for Baby Can You Make a Happy Face? Little Humans Little Faces, Big Feelings: What Emotions Look Like ..read more
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