Weekly Update
July 19 - July 25, 2021
Support Your Library
No-Show Novel Night
Support your library by making a donation to the Wood County District Public Library's No-Show Novel Night! Even though this year’s Novel Night isn’t in person in the library Atrium, the purpose of the funds we raise will remain the same: to purchase books and other materials that will educate, inspire, and entertain our patrons. Your generous response will help to make that happen.

Here are some beneficial ways your gift can make a difference:
  • $100 for picture books to instill the love of reading in young children
  • $250 for "I CAN READ" books to help the newest readers begin to master literacy
  • $500 for children's fiction to excite young minds to consider new worlds
  • $1,000 for nonfiction titles that explore history, art, music, science, and more
  • $2,500 for fiction to while away days on the beach or nights by the fire
  • $5,000 for audiobooks for the busy commuter or those with vision impairment
  • $10,000 (or more) for all of the above, plus eBooks to serve a 24/7 reading demand

We invite you to support our No-Show event. To make a gift, simply fill out the secure form on our website. If you prefer, mail a check payable to the WCDPL Foundation with "No-Show" in the memo line. Mail your gift to the WCDPL Foundation, 251 N. Main Street, Bowling Green, OH 43402.
The Library in Your Life
"The WCDPL Children's Place has played an important role in my family's life. Almost nine years ago, I was new in town and was a new mom. Storytime with Miss Maria was how I found my life-changing group of mom friends.
The Children's Place has always been a warm and welcoming place for my family, where I felt comfortable letting my kids roam around and explore. When the library began offering curbside service, my kids were overjoyed. It was like Christmas in our house, going through all the books I had put on hold!
Now that we can safely browse in person in the library, my kids and I have thoroughly enjoyed traveling around the world with the Children's Place curated collections of books about various countries. Each Friday, we would visit the library, choose our next country, and get our passports stamped. So far, we have visited India, China, Italy, Russia, Brazil, and Ireland. Our library is the best!"

From Brynn, Josephine & Matthew of Bowling Green
Service Spotlight
Craftsy on hoopla
Fine tune your craft— or start a new one! Hoopla now has Craftsy, which includes more than 140 hours of step-by-step video instruction on a variety of creative crafts like baking, cake decorating, knitting, quilting, sewing, and more. Get started on your next craft today using your WCDPL library card.
This Week at WCDPL
Family Outdoor Storytimes Extended through August
Storytimes make summer better! Our storytimes are every Tuesday at Walbridge at 10:00 am and every Thursday at Bowling Green at 10:00 am. We've extended our storytimes at both locations through August, so you can now enjoy our storytimes all summer long! For more times, dates, and information, see our website.
Solve Your Tech Troubles with Technology Thursdays
Technology troubles? Solved. Tech team members Max and Jacob are available to help with any questions involving software, applications, devices, and more during Technology Thursdays.

To take care of your tech troubles, make a virtual appointment; slots are available every Thursday from 2:00-4:00 pm. Grab your time slot by calling (419) 352-5050 or emailing woodref@wcdpl.org.
At Your Library
Family Fun at Teddy Bear Picnics
Our partners at Reach Out and Read of Northwest Ohio joined us for our Teddy Bear Picnic at Walbridge this past week. Reach Out and Read added a Teddy Bear Clinic doctor visit for furry friends, with a prescription and encouragement to children to read to their teddy bear!

Our next Teddy Bear Picnic is at the Carter House on Wednesday, July 28 at 10:00 am. Find out more information by clicking here.
Share a Photo of Your Pet for our Gallery
Have you shared a photo of your pet for our gallery wall? We're still looking for pictures of your pets to fill it up during our Summer Reading Program: Tails & Tales! Send a photo of your pet (maybe even with a book) to woodkids@wcdpl.org.
Dog Days at the Library
Dog Days at the Library this past week with Sergeant Gordon Finger and K-9 Officer Arci of the Bowling Green, OH Police Division was a success! Families got to learn more about how police dogs like Arci are trained, and how officers like Sergeant Finger use police dogs.
New Books at Your Library
Taylor Jenkins Reid
WCDPL
Board of Trustees
Brian Paskvan, President
Becky Bhaer, Vice President
Ellen Dalton
Nathan Eikost
John Fawcett
Ken Frisch
Mike Sibbersen

Michael L. Penrod, Director
Bowling Green
251 North Main Street
Bowling Green, OH 43402
(419) 352-5104
Walbridge
108 North Main Street
Walbridge, OH 43465
(419) 666-9900