Tweens, Teens, and Volunteens


Youth who are 11 years and older, and interested in being a "Volunteen" in the Children's Place of the Wood County District Public Library, should complete the Volunteen Application. The form is attached below, or can be picked up at the Children's Place desk. Applications are accepted any time during the year. Please return completed forms to the Children's Place desk. 

Serving the library as a Volunteen is a great way to meet new friends and discover new books, audio, and movies!

Tween/teen musicians can sign up to be a Musician Reading Buddy! See the librarians at the Children's Desk for more information.

For more information, please call the WCDPL Children's Place at 419-352-8253.

Check out our Calendars for a full look at our upcoming events!

Tweens & Teens

The Teen Space is located adjacent to the Children's Place and houses a large collection of young adult fiction, graphic novels, and movies. Computer stations are available (library card and signed Internet access permission form required), as well as comfortable seating for middle and high school aged youth.

Coding Club and Sphero Robot Play and Wordplay meet biweekly on Mondays from 4-5pm. Aimed at students 10 and up, these groups teach computer and coding skills and creative writing techniques in a fun, collaborative environment.


In addition to digital materials available through The Ohio Digital Library for Teens, tweens and teens should check out Hoopla Digital,  a collection of streaming videos, audiobooks, comics, and music available instantly, with automatic returns and no late fees. Check out movies and TV shows for three days, check out music albums for seven days, and checkout audiobooks and digital comics for 21 days. (There is a limit of fifteen items per person, per month, which resets on the 1st of each month.)

  • Download the Hoopla Digital iOS app or the Android app for your smartphone or tablet, or sign up on your computer at

  • Hoopla works with devices that run iOS 6 and Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and above, and major up-to-date web browsers.

  • Hoopla supports closed captioning of video content where available and/or required.

If you are using iOS 7.1 or newer on your iPhone, please download the newest version of the app to resolve some streaming music issues.


Book Groups

Pizza and Pages - A book group for middle school students in 6th-8th grade! We meet monthly in the Bowling Green Middle School Media Center, but students from all schools are welcome!

Pizza and Pages meets next on Tuesday, November 6th at 2:30pm. Our theme is "Jane Yolen" and we are reading:

  • Armageddon Summer by Jane Yolen and Bruce Coville
  • The Devil's Arithmetic by Jane Yolen
  • Sword of the Rightful King by Jane Yolen

Story to Screen - A book group for all ages. We read children's and young adult books that are being turned into movies.

Story to Screen meets next on Monday, November 5th at 7:00pm. We are reading:

  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

Books for all our book groups are available to check out in the Children's Place!


Check out these podcasts!