For Youth & Families

Welcome to your library! Our Children's Place staff offer plenty of events, services, and more for youth and families at the library.


Youth and family events include storytime, early literacy opportunities, tutoring, learning programs, and more. You can view a full calendar of events at

Early Literacy

Early literacy is incredibly important, and the library has plenty of early literacy opportunities for families, including the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Reading Challenge, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library in Wood County, Books for Babies, and more. You can learn about all early opportunities at

Summer Reading Program

Readers of all ages can come together every summer with our Summer Reading Program! This program is open to all young people, preschool through young adult, with programs, prize drawings, storytimes, and more. Summer Reading Program runs from May through August. Learn more about Summer Reading Program at

Connect Magazine

Our Connect Magazine has everything you'll need to plan your week: upcoming events for youth and families, more information on early literacy, places to visit us around Wood County, and more. Read Connect at

Reading Suggestions

From hand-picked booklists to resources on children's literature, you'll find something every kid will love with our reading suggestions. Browse our children's reading suggestions at

Youth Book Clubs

We have a variety of book clubs for youth. To learn more, visit

Youth and Teen Library Cards

Want to get your child or teen a library card? We have limited use cards available. Learn more at

Homework Resources

K-5 students can get homework help at either library location. Learn more about tutoring and homework resources at


Looking for resources for parents, teachers, caregivers, or students? Browse them at


Every item donated goes toward making reading and literacy fun and interactive for our smallest patrons! Currently, our Children's Place is accepting donations of:

  • Craft popsicle sticks (colored and regular, thick and thin)
  • Construction paper (all colors)
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue sticks
  • Invisible Scotch brand tape
  • Pony beads
  • Pipe cleaners/chenille stems
  • Brass (brad) fasteners
  • Paper plates (no plastic coating)
  • Brown paper bags
  • Colored printer paper