What we do
The Angela Liden Memorial Library was established in 1984, beginning simply with books on a cart. We renamed our library Angie's Place in 1998, encompassing our desire to move beyond just books as therapy. Then, in 2008, we opened our permanent library on the fifth floor of ProMedica Toledo Children's Hospital next door to the Lily Pad Playroom. (Pictured in
the upper right are board member Michele MacFarlane [left] and founder and Angie's mom, Alliene Liden [right].) We now have satellite libraries throughout Toledo Children's Hospital and other ProMedica facilities, placing bookshelves, nooks, and baskets wherever children and their families
We provide a library and comprehensive resources
that meet the psychosocial needs of children in the
ProMedica system. These services are available to patients and their families, health care professionals, teachers, and community organizations which promote health and wellbeing. Angie's Place aims to help children and their families understand and cope with the hospital experience, reduce the trauma and stress of hospitalization, and help them come to terms with their feelings and emotions.