Tweens, Teens, and Volunteens


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. Youth under the age of 11 years who are interested in helping are encouraged to join our Readers and Crafters program, weekly on Thursdays at 4:30pm, as an older buddy to support and encourage younger readers practicing reading aloud.

Serving the library as a Volunteen is a great way to meet new friends and discover new books, audio, and movies!

For more information, please call the WCDPL Children's Place at 419-352-8253.

Check out our Calendar for a full look at our upcoming events!

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.

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

  • 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, open to all 6th to 8th graders in the community, meets next on Tuesday, April 25th, at 2:30pm at the Bowling Green Middle School Media Center, with a book theme of Just Different. We are reading Sticks and Stones by Abby Cooper; Absolutely Almost by Lisa Graff; and OCDaniel by Wesley King.

Story to Screen - Our Story to Screen book group is open to readers of all ages. Join us to discuss books that make the transition to the big screen! We meet next on Monday, April 10th, at 7pm to discuss Shrek by William Steig stories with cast members of Bowling Green High School's cast of Shrek the Musical​!

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


HUGE Thank You! to all our Volunteens who made this summer possible! We couldn't have done this without you!