Weekly Update

February 19 - February 25, 2024


This Week at Bowling Green

Weekdays, 3:00-5:00 pm - Homework Help & Snack

February 20, 10:00 am - Fiber Friends Creative Circle

February 20, 2:00 pm - Computer Basics

February 20, 2:30 pm - Pizza and Pages Middle School Book Group

February 20, 4:00-5:00 pm - Paws for Reading

February 20, 6:30 pm - Computer Basics

February 21, 9:30 am - Penta GED Classes

February 21, 10:30 am - Family Storytime

February 22, 10:30 am - Family Storytime

February 22, 2:00 pm - Technology Thursdays

February 22, 6:00 pm - Penta GED Classes

February 22, 6:00 pm - The Sky Has No Borders: Perspectives on Astronomical Knowledge

February 23, 2:00 pm - The Impact of Anxiety & Depression

February 24, 2:00 pm - Camp-in-a-Box: Winter Survival

For a full calendar of upcoming programs, click here.

This Week at Walbridge

February 20, 10:30 am - Family Storytime

February 21, 1:00 pm - Game Day

February 22, 4:00 pm - Students in Action Tutoring

February 22, 6:00 pm - Family Storytime

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.

Computer Basics

Looking to learn more about your computer? Join us for Computer Basics courses! Our next two courses are Tuesday, February 20 at 2:00 pm and 6:30 pm on Microsoft Word. Register here.

Pizza and Pages Middle School Book Group

Middle school students: join us for snacks, games, discussion, and giveaways during Pizza and Pages! Our next discussion is Tuesday, February 20 at 2:30 pm on Fractured Fairy Tales. Learn more.

Fiber Friends Creative Circle

Calling all knitters and crocheters: Fiber Friends is a fun and social program that meets every Tuesday at 10:00 am to chat and create. Bring your own project or start a new one with us! Learn more.

WCDPL (both locations) will be closed on Monday, February 19 in observance of Presidents' Day.

From Your Library

Introducing Libby at WCDPL

We’ve introduced you to a lot of digital services over the years. Who remembers Freegal or Content Reserve? Names have changed, apps have improved, and now we are introducing Libby for WCDPL.

Libby for WCDPL is the same digital content you've been accessing via the WCDPL OverDrive Collection. We think this new name and new look will make it easier for you to find the eBooks you love with less waiting.

When you open your Libby app, make sure you have both the Ohio Digital Library and Wood County District Public Library listed under Your Libraries. If it isn’t there, tap "Add Library" and select WCDPL. And now you will have access to Libby for WCDPL! If WCDPL is already listed on your app, no need to make any changes.

Need help finding the buttons? Call us at (419) 352-5050 or visit us the second floor of the Bowling Green Library for help. Starting browsing Libby for WCDPL at wcdpl.overdrive.com

Submit Your Reading for a Chance to Win

Cozy up this winter with your favorite library materials! Visit your library location to pick up submission forms or use our online form to keep track of your reading through March 11. Then, choose your favorite book, eBook, or audiobook! Get materials instantly using Libby for WCDPLThe Ohio Digital Library, and hoopla, or browse titles using our catalog. Read or listen to materials from the library, fill out your forms, and submit them in-person or online.

Raffles will be held on February 19 and March 11. Prizes include:

  • February 19 - $100 Visa Gift Card
  • March 11 - Grand Prize Drawing - iPad 9th Generation

To be eligible for the Grand Prize Drawing, entries must be submitted by Sunday, March 10 at 5:00 pm. You must be 18 or older to win.

This program is generously supported by Bowling Green Manor and Heritage Health Care.

For more information on Winter Reads, call (419) 352-5050 or email woodref@wcdpl.org. 

Click Here to Submit Your Entries

This Week at WCDPL

Get Mental Health Resources from Harbor

Get mental health resources from Kate Holsopple-Stainbrook, Outreach Specialist with Harbor on Friday, February 23 at 2:00 pm in Meeting Room A&B. Kate will talk about depression, anxiety, and co-occurring factors, and provide information about community resources and helpful strategies. Learn more.

Camp Indoors this Winter with Camp-in-a-Box

Camp-in-a-box is a STEM-focused, hour-long program designed for students K-5. Designed and funded by Ohio Learns 360 and the Ohio Department of Education, and made available to WCDPL by WBGU-PBS, students will learn about a variety of things this winter!

Bowling Green

Saturdays | 2:00 pm | Children's Place

February 24 - Winter Survival

March 16 - Animal Habitats

April 20 - Wild Wonderful Birds

1:30 pm | Children's Place

March 25-28 - The Solar System


Wednesdays | 6:00 pm | Meeting Room

March 13 - Wild for Ohio

April 17 - Nature Camp

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.

It's a Mystery Book Discussion

Monday, February 26 | 6:00 pm | Walbridge Library Meeting Room

Assaulted in Caramel by Amanda Flower

Page to Table Cookbook Discussion

Monday, February 26 | 6:30 pm | The Carter House

One: Simple One-Pan Wonders by Jamie Oliver

Eclipsed at the Library

Looking to learn more about the upcoming solar eclipse on April 8? We have plenty of events and programs about our solar system, space, and the solar eclipse itself coming up.

Learn about more upcoming events about the solar eclipse at wcdpl.org/eclipsed.

The Sky Has No Borders: Perspectives on Astronomical Knowledge

In Partnership with Bowling Green State University

Thursday, February 22 | 6:00 pm | Atrium

Preparing for Totality: Community Presentation

In Partnership with The City of BG and the Wood County Emergency Management Agency

Wednesday, February 28 | 6:00 pm | Atrium

New Books at Your Library

Library for the War-Wounded

Monika Helfer

Manner of Death

Robin Cook

1001 Dreams: The Complete Book of Dream Interpretations

Cassandra Eason

Nineteen Steps

Millie Bobby Brown

Board of Trustees

Ken Frisch, President

Ellen Dalton, Vice President

Mike Sibbersen, Secretary

Greg Esposito

Kris James

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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