About No Show Novel Night

No Show Novel Night graphic with Novel Night logoPlease know your past support of the Foundation's Novel Night Benefit is greatly appreciated.

This year, with COVID-19 and social distancing, your ABSENCE is requested at our first-ever "No-Show" Novel Night Benefit.  Instead of attending the event, we are asking you to show your support for the library simply by staying home.

That’s right, no need to worry about buying tickets or auction items, hiring a babysitter, finding a place to park, or wearing a mask!  In return, we ask you to consider making a gift in an amount you would normally spend on tickets, raffles, and silent/live auction items so the library's book program will be able to continue thanks to your generosity.

Here are some ways your gift can make a difference:

  • $100 provides picture books to help families instill the love of reading in our youngest children
  • $250 provides I CAN READ books to help new readers master the skill
  • $500 provides children’s fiction to excite young minds with strange new worlds, fairy tales, etc.
  • $1,000 provides nonfiction titles to explore history, art, music, science, and so much more
  • $2,500 provides literature and fiction to while away days on the beach or nights by the fire
  • $5,000 provides audiobooks for the busy commuter or those with vision difficulties
  • $10,000 provides all of the above plus e-books and digital content to serve 24/7 reading demand

To support this wonderful "No-Show" evening, use this link to the No Show Novel Night Secure Donation Form.

Alternatively, you can mail a check payable to WCDPL Foundation, 251 North Main Street, Bowling Green, OH 43402.  Please put "No-Show" in the memo line.

So kick back, relax, enjoy a new book, and feel good knowing that your contribution will make a big difference in the lives of local readers young and young-at-heart.

Thank you!

Josephine & Matthew Bostic enjoy books borrowed on the first day of Curbside Service, May 18, 2020


We want to thank those who have stepped up to sponsor the No-Show Novel Night Benefit. Your support makes a difference. Every dollar donated will buy new books for the library.


Robert & Patricia Maurer

Al & Mary Green & Family


Joseph & Judith Conda

Christopher & Ellen Dalton

Friends of the Wood County District Public Library


John Fawcett & Kris Phillips

Ken & Pam Frisch

Maggie Fawcett & Bryan Hartzler

Mike Kuhlin

Mike & Terri Marsh

Michael Penrod & Kenneth Housholder

John & Debbie Strawman

Wood County Insurance Agency, Inc.


Joe & Peg Baker

C.J. Barnes

Becky Bhaer

John & Alice Calderonello

Richard & Nadine Edwards

Chris & Jean Geist

Milton & Lee Hakel

Sharon Hanna

Hartung Brothers, Inc.

Alexander Penrod Housholder

Judy Hudson

Joseph & Elayne Jacoby

Carol W. Jones

Melissa Krieger

Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Lepper

Carl & Kay Lipp

Jonathan Main Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling, LLC

Carole Matthews

David Maurer

Penelope McMorris

David & Susan Potter

Shad Ridenour

Roger & Barbara Sanchez

Teri Sharp

Michael Sibbersen

Deb Smith

Jeffrey & Lee Anne Snook

State Bank

Bob Stout Insurance Agency, Ltd

Jenny & Brian Swope

Josephine Vernon

Kristin Wetzel

George & Susan Winters

J. Kevin & Marsha Yarnell