Tweens, Teens, and Volunteens


We need Volunteens for the Summer! 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 and the Volunteen Agreement. Both forms are 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. Youth under the age of 11 years who are interested in helping are encouraged to join our Readers and Crafters program, Thursdays at 4pm during the school year, as an older buddy to support and encourage younger readers practicing reading aloud.

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

Summer Volunteen training is Saturday, May 5, from 3-4pm, and Sunday, May 6, from 3-4pm. Volunteens only need to attend one day of training.

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

Check out our Calendar 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.

Check out our new groups just for tweens and teens!

Coding Club - Come every other Monday from 4-5pm to play with our Sphero Robots and learn the basics of coding!

Wordplay - A creative writing club for tweens and teens! Come every other Monday from 4-5pm to write to writing prompts and play word games!

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 - Our middle school book group meets monthly in the Bowling Green Middle School Media Center, but 6th-8th grade students from all schools are welcome!

Our next meeting is Tuesday, May 15th at 2:30pm! Our theme is "Fairy Tale Mash-Ups" and we are reading:

  • Flunked by Jen Calonita
  • A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz
  • A Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy


Come to the Children's Place to check out all our book group titles!


Check out these podcasts!