Playaway audio books available
The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library has available Playaway audio books at Heatherdowns, Oregon, Sanger, Sylvania, Outreach Services (bookmobile), in addition to Main Library, where Playaway units have been available for more than a year.
Haven’t heard of Playaway? It’s smaller than most iPods and makes cassette and CD audio books look like ancient history. The battery-operated system is the first-ever self-playing digital audio books made available to the public.
The lightweight audio book comes with a story already on it with eight simple buttons of operation. Listeners can wear the system around their neck or stick it in a pocket while enjoying a wide selection of novels.
Patrons can check out up to two Playaway books for two weeks. Titles are renewable and reservable. They can be picked up and returned to any Library branch.
The units are designed with a universal headphone jack, so patrons can use their own headphones or ear buds for safe, sanitary conditions. In addition, headphones will be sold at the branch desk for $2 each.
For more details, call 419.259.5207.
Mott Branch Library featured in Girl Scouts’ wall project
An acrylic depiction of Mott Branch Library is featured in one of three panel paintings currently on exhibit now through June 30, 2007, at the branch located at 1085 Dorr St., Toledo.
The paintings are part of The Community Wall Project, a collaborative effort between Girl Scouts of Maumee Valley Council (GSMVC) and Hostelling International (HI-USA).
For the past two months, girls from GSMVC’s subsidized-housing program Girls Reaching Imaginative Places, worked on the Wall Project paintings. The three panels are 20 x 20 unframed acrylic paintings stretched on canvas. There are also many 8 x 10 color sketches framed to accompany the panels.
The Community Wall Project is a traveling exhibit and those interested in hosting the display can contact Audrey L. Johnson, GSMVC Community Development Specialist.
For more details, contact Mott Branch Library at 419.259.5230 or GSMVC at 419.243.8216.