Tales from the Library

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Tales from the Library

We're excited to bring you Tales from the Library! Every few months, we'll have a featured story, video, or activity for you to read, watch, or interact with. Meant to give patrons more information about their library, tell the library's story, and promote the many ways the library impacts our community, Tales from the Library is created every few months to showcase the many services, programs, resources, and stories at WCDPL. You can see our Tales from the Library by subscribing to our newsletter or following WCDPL on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

May 2021: The Carter House

Our first tale is about a familiar red-bricked building behind our Bowling Green location: the Carter House. Watch our video below to hear from Marnie Pratt, Local History Librarian, and Kelsey Nevius, Marketing & Communications Specialist, about the Carter House's beginnings, its history and standing in Wood County History, and how it holds a piece of WCDPL's small beginnings.

July 2021: The History of the Wood County Fair

We're celebrating summer's fair season with this Tale from the Library.

Have you ever wondered what the Wood County Fair was like back in the 1800s, or how the fair we know and love came to be? We dug up some historical photos and information on the fair from our Local History Collection to learn more about the Wood County Fair. Take a trip through fair history with our timeline, detailing everything from historical events to fun facts.

Explore the full History of the Wood County Fair timeline.

October 2021: Summer Memories

Warm summer days have turned to chilly fall weather, and while we're excited for the change, we're missing all the memories we made over summer. Watch the video below as we reminisce over all the fun we had, but don't forget: we have plenty of fall fun planned this year! Check out our upcoming programs to learn more about what we have coming up.

December 2021: 2021 Holiday Guide

Book lovers and gift buyers will love our guide to the holidays! With the best books for gift giving, waiting out cold weather, and to share the love of reading, our 2021 Holiday Guide has the best titles for any occasion this holiday season. Browse our best book suggestions for adults and kids for gift giving, reading, and more this holiday season!

View the full guide, or see an interactive version of the guide.

March 2022: Social Media Collaboration with the Wood County Museum

We had a very special guest visiting the library in March: Skeleton John from the Wood County Museum! Our friends at the Museum let John visit us to explore the library and learn about all the things he could do with his library card. You can see his journey on our social media, and watch our video for more information on the many ways he (and you!) can use the library. Thank you to our friends at the Museum for partnering with us on social media!

Skeleton John exploring the library.

April 2022: National Library Week

We celebrated National Library Week April 3 through 9 on our social media. We posted testimonials from patrons, explored different services you can use, revealed our new Seed Library, held a giveaway, and more. You can see everything we did during National Library Week here.