Coronavirus Information

As the Ohio Vaccination Program continues, Information Services staff can help patrons locate one of the vaccination sites in our service area. Though we are not a vaccination site, we are also happy to assist those who have technology concerns or issues with reserving an appointment.  For help, please contact Information Services at (419) 352-5050.

Masks are Required at Both Libraries

Following guidance from the Wood County Health Commissioner; in support of the County Commissioners, the Committee on Aging, BGSU, BG schools, Lake schools, etc.; and to help protect our most precious community members, our children, the WCDPL Board of Trustees has re-instituted the mask requirement that was in place from June 2020 to May 2021.

All patrons, staff, volunteers, and visitors shall wear a properly-fitting mask at all times while inside the BG and Walbridge libraries, and the Bookmobile.  Those that choose to not wear a mask, or those that are unable to wear a mask, are able to access the library through digital or curbside services.

At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits

WCDPL is distributing free, at-home COVID-19 test kits. Kits are in short supply, and we may not have kits available due to high demand. To pick up a test kit, patrons can call (419) 352-5050 to request for pickup in Bowling Green, or call (419) 666-9900 to request for pickup in Walbridge. Kits are distributed through Curbside Service and at the Circulation Desk. To see the instruction sheet for these kits, please click here.

Although originally marked for expiry in September of 2021, kits now have a longer expiry date. Learn more here.

Vaccination Sites & Information:

Wood County Health Department

Wood County Hospital

Ohio Department of Health Vaccine Provider Location Search

Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccination Information

See the most recent State and Local Coronavirus updates at:

3/29/21 - Vaccinations are now available for all Ohioans age 16+.

3/19/21 - Gov. DeWine outlined Phase 2C, which includes all Ohioans age 40+, and 1E, which includes Ohioans with health concerns.

3/8/21 - Gov. DeWine outlined Phase 1D and Phase 2B of Ohio's Vaccination Program. See details here.

Phase 1D and 2B

Phase 1D and 2B

3/1/21 - Gov. DeWine outlined the timeline for Phase 1C of Ohio's Vaccination Program. See details here.

Ohio Vaccination Program Phase 1C

2/20/21 - Get more information on the Ohio Vaccination Program with Town Halls

Whether you hear myths on social media, at work, or from friends or family, there is a lot of dangerous misinformation out there about COVID-19 vaccines. The truth is that COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and rigorously tested. Ohio’s COVID-19 Vaccine Town Halls are designed to help you sift through the myths and learn where you can find reliable, trustworthy information about COVID-19 vaccines. 

You’ve got a questions, and the upcoming Town Halls will give you answers. Hear from medical experts, community leaders, and public health professionals. Learn more about Town Halls here.

1/19/21 - Gov. DeWine outlined the timeline for Phase 1B of Ohio's Vaccination Program. See details here.

Phase 1B of the Ohio Vaccination Program

1/12/21 - Gov. DeWine updated on Phase 1A and reemphasized the vaccine distribution timeline for Phase 1B of Ohio's vaccination program with those ages 80 and older. See details here.

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