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Blog Category: Health and Wellness
Posted 09/24/21 by Kate M
Social emotional learning (SEL) encourages the development of self control, self awareness and the interpersonal skills needed to succeed in school and life. We hope this collection of library materials will inspire you to think of many ways you can promote social emotional learning among the children in your life.Continue Reading: Social Emotional Learning Resources for Grades 1-5
Posted 09/03/21 by Michelle T
Titles feature multi-faceted mindfulness.Continue Reading: Find Your Happy
Posted 06/09/21 by Joyce S.
Struggling with anxiety or any type of mental illness is usually up there with resounding themes of Young Adult Fiction, including first love. That is because our teenage years are often very complicated, especially when mental health issues start to first arise. There are so many other factors that young adults face (besides growing up) that can push anyone over the edge.Continue Reading: YA Books Featuring Characters with Mental Illnesses
Posted 06/09/21 by April S
A diverse mix of nonfiction books (and audiobooks) that are incredibly interesting, compelling, thought-provoking and informative.Continue Reading: 30 Compelling Nonfiction Reads That Will Expand Your Mind
Posted 06/09/21 by Lauren D
We brought home a puppy during the pandemic and learned a few things along the way.Continue Reading: Training Your Pandemic Puppy
Posted 05/25/21 by John C
Personal responsibility and self-discipline are the hallmarks of a successful life. The following children’s books highlight strategies and techniques that anyone can adopt to improve their life and attain their full potential.Continue Reading: Children's Books about Personal Responsibility and Self-Discipline
Posted 05/20/21 by Eric S
Observe Mental Health Awareness Month with these comics from your local Toledo Library.Continue Reading: Comics and Graphic Novels for Mental Health Awareness Month
Posted 05/13/21 by Joyce S.
Springtime is one of renewal and joy. What better way to spend it than to check out a new and interesting book? Here are some great, uplifting recommendations, curated by yours truly. And the answer is yes: I was totally jamming to Marshmello’s lyrics while curating this piece (extra brownie points to those that know the song)!Continue Reading: Lately, I've Been Thinking... I Want You to Be Happier.
Posted 05/05/21 by Joyce S.
People of all ages experience body negativity and insecurity. We are constantly under the scrutiny of needing to be thin or fit. Let’s continue to advocate for the body-positive image. Let’s start with these reads, all of which promote body positivity!Continue Reading: YA Books that Encourage Body Positivity
Posted 04/27/21 by Joyce S.
Is your preschool or kindergarten-aged child looking for something new to read? Check out this curated list of best books for Preschoolers and Kindergarteners for your little one to enjoy!Continue Reading: Best Books for Preschool and Kindergarten
Posted 04/22/21 by Monique B
In honor of Earth Day, take a deeper look at how we get electricity to power our homes (and lives) and whether there are more sustainable and healthier ways to obtain this resource from the environment.Continue Reading: Energy Education for Grades 4-5
Posted 04/12/21 by Brooke C
A selection of books for children and parents about resilience.Continue Reading: Boost Your Resilience - Children's Edition
Posted 03/29/21 by Monique B
Fun sports reads for athletes and fansContinue Reading: Sports Fiction for Grades 4-5
Posted 03/15/21 by Brooke C
Books about dental health for preschool and kindergarten age children.Continue Reading: Dental Health Resources for Preschool/ Kindergarten
Posted 03/12/21 by Hannah G
Lifelong learning is a real treat when you have a dog leading the way!Continue Reading: Anything is Paws-ible
Posted 03/08/21 by Brittany G
Learn how to cultivate resilience and find joy with these insightful reads!Continue Reading: Boost Your Resilience
Posted 02/18/21 by Heidi Y.
To be or not to be--that is the question,” says Bill Shakespeare’s Hamlet. But is it? As simple as Hamlet tries to frame that question, just simply being - is easier said than done in this year 2021, when after months of having to put things off we are asked to do even more. More. Waiting.Continue Reading: The Motivation to Be or How to Wait in This New Year of So Much Anticipated Waiting
Posted 02/17/21 by Kim P
What could be better than MOTOWN? If there is such a production company who could churn out hits like this, I have never heard of it.Continue Reading: A Week of African American Music History, the Soulful Sound
Posted 02/08/21 by Tess L
Need a way to brighten your home this winter? Get some houseplants! Studies have shown that keeping houseplants have many benefits. Among them are improving your mood, reducing fatigue, and boosting healing and pain tolerance. They also improve air quality, releasing oxygen and moisture. Here are some titles that will help you start going green.Continue Reading: You Grow, Green!
Posted 02/01/21 by Rebecca R
Here are a few books that may help you keep a lookout for the small moments, practices, and words in life to lift spirits and find the wonder in the world around us.Continue Reading: A Happiness Reading List
Posted 01/20/21 by Jozlyn H
Do you feel like your children use electronics too often? Check out these great books for ideas on unplugged play!Continue Reading: Unplugged Play resources for Grades PreK-5
Posted 01/19/21 by Amy H
It would be the understatement of a lifetime to say that political disagreements are problematic for most people these days. From friends to relatives to lovers, no relationship is immune to this crisis. Fear not, there are resources that can (hopefully!) help.Continue Reading: Love You, Hate Your Politics
Posted 12/30/20 by Amy H
After the dumpster-fire of year of suffering that was 2020, start off fresh in 2021 by rethinking the urge to make resolutions and embrace who you already are.Continue Reading: New Year, Same You
Posted 11/16/20 by Jozlyn H
While our world has been all-but-turned-upside-down this year, there still is much to be thankful for.Continue Reading: Mindfulness & Thankfulness
Posted 11/03/20 by Tess L
On Veteran’s Day, we honor those who served in the United States military. Among the Library's extensive government documents collection the following listed, physical items are not linked in our catalog and are not available for check out consists of pamphlets, manuals and booklets that were published to aid and support military personnel and their families, most notably during World War II.Continue Reading: Wartime Entertainment for the Troops and Their Families