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Toledo-Lucas County Public Library’s 175th anniversary

Posted Jul 29th, 2013 by Rhonda Sewell  Category: General Interests

 

In observance of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library’s 175th anniversary, traveling kiosk units displaying the system’s rich history will travel between 19 countywide library locations beginning this week.

The kiosks reveal a timeline of the system’s founding in 1838, a flat-screen monitor which continuously runs a 175th commemoration video containing the full historic journey of the system. This slice of history chronicles our longstanding presence in the community. You’ll be surprised at some of the facts you learn about your library system.

The kiosks are scheduled to debut this week at Main Library, and at Sylvania, Oregon and Waterville branch locations. A full schedule is located below. For details on the location and hours of your neighborhood branch, log on to toledolibrary.org.

Here are some interesting facts contained in the traveling kiosks:

· 1838-Toledo Young Men’s Association was organized under a charter granted by the Ohio Legislature, the objective being to establish a lyceum and public library. Toledo’s population was 1,000, and 66 residents signed up.

· 1890- A new Main Library opened at Madison and Ontario. The library was built in the early Norman style with touches of Byzantine and Romanesque. Two tall towers flanked the Ontario entrance.

· 1940- In response to dramatic growth over the years, which included multiple branch locations, a new Main Library opened on September 4, 1940. The library was built in the popular art-deco style.

· 1970- The Toledo Public Library, the Lucas County Public Library and the Sylvania Public Library merged into one system, becoming the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library.

Traveling kiosks schedule:

Kiosk 1
Main – Monday 7/22 –Friday 8/2
Kent – Friday 8/2 – Tuesday 8/13
Mott – Tuesday 8/13 – Monday 8/26
South – Monday 8/26 – Monday 9/9
Toledo Heights – Monday 9/9 – Friday 9/20

Kiosk 2
Sylvania – Tuesday 7/23 – Monday 8/5
Sanger – Monday 8/5 – Wednesday 8/14
Holland – Wednesday 8/14 – Tuesday 8/27
Washington – Tuesday 8/27 – Tuesday 9/10
West Toledo – Tuesday 9/10 – Monday 9/23

Kiosk 3
Oregon – Wednesday 7/24 – Tuesday 8/6
Birmingham – Tuesday 8/6 – Thursday 8/15
Locke – Thursday 8/15 – Wednesday 8/28
Point Place – Wednesday 8/28 –Wednesday 9/11
Lagrange – Wednesday 9/11 – Tuesday 9/24

Kiosk 4
Waterville – Thursday 7/25 – Wednesday 8/7
Maumee – Wednesday 8/7 – Friday 8/16
Heatherdowns – Friday 8/16 – Thursday 8/29
Reynolds Corners – Thursday 8/29 – Thursday 9/12

NOTE: For additional information visit toledolibrary.org, or call 419.259.5200.

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