Weekly Update

May 27 - June 2, 2024


This Week at Bowling Green

May 28, 10:00 am - Fiber Friends Creative Circle

May 28, 2:00 pm - Computer Basics

May 28, 4:00-5:00 pm - Paws for Reading

May 29, 9:30 am - Penta GED Classes

May 29, 10:30 am-4:00 pm - Adventure Begins Today at Your Library: Summer Reading Program Kick-Off

May 30, 10:00 am-12:00 pm - Start Summer Reading: Book Giveaway with WBGU-PBS

May 30, 2:00-4:00 pm - Technology Thursdays

May 30, 6:00 pm - Penta GED Classes

May 31, 10:30 am - Matilda the Musical: Preview Performance with Horizon Youth Theatre

June 1, 10:00 am-4:00 pm - Lego Cup Challenge

For a full calendar of upcoming programs, click here.

This Week at Walbridge

May 28, 10:30 am - Family Storytime

May 29, 1:00 pm - Game Day

May 29 - 2:00-4:00 pm - Adventure Begins Today at Your Library: Summer Reading Program Kick-Off

May 30, 2:00 pm - Adventure Skills

June 1, 2:00-4:00 pm - Lego Block Party

Out & About Around Wood County

Visit us at a public stop around Wood County! View our Bookmobile Schedule on our website.


Bowling Green

Monday-Thursday: 9:00 am - 8:30 pm

Friday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday: 1:00 - 5:00 pm


Monday-Thursday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Friday & Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday: Closed

To request materials:

Call Bowling Green: (419) 352-5050

Call Walbridge: (419) 666-9900

Or, use your library card to place holds on materials using the online catalog.

Lego Cup Challenge

Enjoy time constructing and learning more about STEAM with our Lego Cup Challenge on Saturday, June 1 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm! Families will get a cup of Legos and an item or structure to build using as many Legos as possible. Learn more.

Adventure Skills

Similar to the Kinderskills program, our Adventure Skills have activities designed to develop fine and gross motor skills. On Thursday, May 30 at 2:00 pm, we'll start with a picture book and complete activities. Learn more.

Lego Block Party

Race against time to build your best Lego creation on Saturday, June 1 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the Walbridge Library! Families with kids of all ages are welcome to join us for our Lego Block Party to build something new. Learn more.

WCDPL (both locations) will be closed Sunday, May 26 and Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.

From Your Library

Adventure Begins this Week at the Library

Readers of all ages can come together this summer as the Wood County District Public Library presents the Summer Reading Program for 2024, "Adventure Begins at Your Library!”

The 2024 Summer Reading Program is open to young people, preschool through young adult, with programs, prize drawings, storytimes, and more. Registration for Adventure Begins at Your Library begins May 29.

Kick off your summer reading with a day full of adventure at the library! Each location will have its own kick-off where you can get signed up for summer reading, grab your registration prizes, and join us for fun events throughout the day.

Bowling Green Kick-Off Celebration

Wednesday, May 29 | 10:30 am-4:00 pm

At 10:30 am in the Atrium, Beverly, The Music Lady, will present a family sing-along. Enjoy classic children's songs and movement songs in this sing-along concert for all ages!

From 2:00 to 4:00 pm, participate in an outdoor Adventure Obstacle Course and enjoy a Dirt Dessert Treasure Hunt in The Children's Place.

Walbridge Kick-Off Celebration

Wednesday, May 29 | 2:00-4:00 pm

At 2:00 pm, Beverly, The Music Lady, will present a family sing-along. Enjoy classic children's songs and movement songs in this special sing-along concert for all ages! After her program, we'll enjoy a dirt dessert snack from 3:00 to 4:00 pm.

Bookmobile Adventures Begin May 29

This year, you can visit the Bookmobile to grab a Bookmobile Passport to track your reading this summer. For each book read, you'll get your Passport stamped and get a ticket to submit for a chance to win great prizes. You can complete our Bookmobile Passport while participating in summer reading at the Bowling Green or Walbridge locations, too!

This Week at WCDPL

Enjoy a Preview Performance of Matilda the Musical

Enjoy a special preview performance of Matilda the Musical from the cast of Horizon Youth Theatre on Friday, May 31 at 10:30 am! This exclusive preview of their summer show will have performers share 20-30 minutes of this classic novel turned hit musical. Learn more.

Ready to read something new and meet new people? Join a book discussion at the library! We have a variety of upcoming book groups to suit every reading taste at every age.

For Adults

Coffee Talk Book Discussion

Thursday, June 20 | 10:00 am | 2nd Floor Meeting Room

American Mermaid by Julia Langbein

It's a Mystery Book Discussion

Monday, June 24 | 6:00 pm | Meeting Room

Nothing Ventured by Jeffrey Archer

For Kids

Graphic Novel Book Discussion

Monday, June 10 | 6:00 pm | The Children's Place

Bug Scouts: Out in the Wild by Mike Lowery

For Teens

Pizza and Pages Teen Book Group

Monday, June 10 | 5:00 pm | Meeting Room

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Coming Soon to Your Library

Celebrate Dolly Parton's Imagination Library with an Ice Cream Social

Help us celebrate Woodlink and the Dolly Parton Imagination Library in Wood County with an Ice Cream Social! Join us on Wednesday, June 5 at 3:30 pm in the Bowling Green Library Atrium for a celebration with author and illustrator Heidi Woodward Sheffield, creator of the 2024 Imagination Library selection Ice Cream Face and other beloved children’s books. Heidi will read Ice Cream Face, you’ll learn about Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Wood County, enjoy free ice cream, and complete some fun activities. Learn more.

From Your Library

Grab New Seeds at the Seed Library

Sunny, warm weeks are perfect for planning your garden and getting your seeds from our Seed Library! Take what you need or donate your leftover seeds to this self-service collection meant to help our community get growing. You can visit our Seed Library on the second floor of the Bowling Green Library by the elevator. Learn more.

Learn a New Skill with LinkedIn Learning

This month, show some love to your career by using LinkedIn Learning. Learn the foundational skills that are especially important in the world of work, like time management, confident communication, strategic thinking, and more. Start learning using your library card on LinkedIn Learning.

New Books at Your Library

In a Not So Perfect World

Neely Tubati Alexander

Can't We Be Friends: A Novel of Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe

Denny S. Bryce & Eliza Knight

Home in Bloom

Ariella Chezar & Julie Michaels

Losing Spring

V.C. Andrews

Board of Trustees

Ken Frisch, President

Ellen Dalton, Vice President

Mike Sibbersen, Secretary

Greg Esposito

Kris James

Heidi Nees-Carver

Brian Paskvan

Michael L. Penrod, Director

Bowling Green
251 North Main Street
Bowling Green, OH 43402
(419) 352-5104
108 North Main Street
Walbridge, OH 43465
(419) 666-9900
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