Applications to be a Volunteen for the 2022 Summer Reading Program are now being accepted!
Youth ages 11 and up interested in serving as a Volunteen at the Bowling Green Branch this summer should fill out the application embedded below. Youth ages 11 and up interested in serving as a Volunteen at the Walbridge Branch should print and fill out the paper PDF linked at the bottom of the page and deliver it to the Walbridge Library.
We look forward to working with you! Please contact the Children's Place at 419-352-8253 with questions about the Volunteen program.
Summer Reading Program Training
We have two scheduled training sessions for our Volunteens to teach them the basics of ReadSquared for the Summer Reading Program.
BG Volunteens: Friday, May 20, 4:00-5:30 OR Saturday, May 21, 1:00-2:30 (students only need to come to one training session)
Walbridge Volunteens: Friday, May 20, 4:00-5:00 OR Saturday, May 21, 1:00-2:00 (students only need to come to one training session)
Whale Building Summer Prep Session
We are partnering with WBGU in May to help construct an inflatable life-sized whale. This prep session will be Wednesday, May 25th, from 4:30-8:30 at WCDPL. Pizza will be provided.
Tweens & Teens
In addition to digital materials available through The Ohio Digital Library for Teens, tweens and teens should check out hoopla, 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, music albums for seven days, and 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.)
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.
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