Tweens, Teens, and Volunteens

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. 

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!

Another opportunity for youth ages 11-14  is the Second Annual Wood County STEM Manufacturing Camp, July 9-13. You can find flyers with registration information attached below. 

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 will resume in the fall!

Wordplay will resume in the fall!

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 hoopladigital.com.

  • 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!

Pizza and Pages will continue through the summer and is open to all students ages 11-18!

Our summer theme is "Books That Rock," and we are meeting twice:

Friday, June 29 at 11:00am and Friday, July 20 at 11:00am. We are reading:

  • Solo by Kwame Alexander
  • Saving Marty by Paul Griffin
  • Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John
  • Dragonsong by Anne McCaffrey
  • The First Rule of Punk by Celia C Perez
  • Clayton Byrd Goes Underground by Rita Williams-Garcia

 

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

 

This summer, we are hosting a Tween/Teen Record Listening Club with the Bowling Green State University Music Library and Bill Schuck Sound Archive. If you like music, join us on Friday, June 22; Friday, July 6; and Friday, July 27!

 

Check out these podcasts!