Youth Briefs: 07-10-14 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 10 July 2014 09:16
Meet zoo animals at library
The Toledo Zoo is visiting the Wood County District Public Library on Friday at 10:30 am.  
Families are invited to join zoo staff in the Children's Place for stories and an opportunity to meet a few of their animals, and learn about their characteristics and what sounds animals at the zoo make.
Call the Children's Place at 419-352-8253 for more information about the Summer Reading Program, "Fizz, BOOM, Read!" or check the library website online calendar at

Spots for Girl Power Tween Camp at BGSU are filling up
There are a few spots open for the Girl Power Tween Camp, set for July 21-24 in room 107 of Hanna Hall on the Bowling Green State University campus.
The camp, for ages 9-13, is a partnership with the Women's Center at BGSU and Bowling Green Parks and Recreation.
Some of the things that participants will be exploring during the week are etiquette, scrapbooking, rubber stamping, photography, health/wellness and nutrition, music and dance.
This is a chance to learn something new, and hang out with friends as well as make some new ones.
This year's camp will have Bowling Green State University President Mary Ellen Mazey as a guest speaker.
Girl Power Tween camp is sponsored by the Zonta Club of Bowling Green.
The camp will be held from 8:30 to 11:45 a.m. The fee is $50 for residents and $58 for non-residents.

Fostoria author Erma Kummerer signs 'Train'
FOSTORIA - "Someday I'll Ride a Train" author Erma Kummerer will sign copies of the book at Bookshelf II & More, 210 S. Main St., on July 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The book, which had a nationwide release this spring, takes readers back to being kids and living their childhood adventures.
Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or at or
Kummerer grew up in a town filled with railroad tracks. She would wave to the train engineers as they roared past. Kummerer lives in Fostoria, where she is close to her five grandchildren.

Meet author-illustrator Bob Staake Sunday at the library
Families are invited to meet award-winning author, illustrator, cartoonist and designer Bob Staake at the Wood County District Public Library on Sunday at 3:30 p.m.  
Staake is the author and/or illustrator of more than 60 books.  His work has also been featured on the covers of the New Yorker magazine, as well as in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, TIME, Fortune, MAD, Vanity Fair, and the Saturday Evening Post.  
Staake lives and works in Chatham, Massachusetts, in a 200-year-old house on the elbow of Cape Cod.  He will be visiting Northwest Ohio and will present a keynote address at the Mazza Museum Summer Institute at the University of Findlay.  
Three of Staake's picture books will be for sale:  "Robots, Robots Everywhere," "My Pet Book" and "Cars Galore." He will also autograph his work.  
Call the Children's Place at 419-352-8253 with any questions.

Eastwood students Cherry and Coffman attended HOBY
Two Eastwood High School students traveled to Ohio Northern University recently for the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership program.
The HOBY program offers students the chance to recognize their leadership abilities and make a difference in the world. Every year, more than 9,000 sophomores in high school are chosen to participate in the 3-4 day program.
Sophomores Maddie Cherry and Nick Coffman were selected for HOBY this year after writing a 100-word essay describing the most rewarding and challenging aspects of being a student leader at Eastwood High School.
Cherry is involved in varsity soccer, track, Key Club and International Club.
Coffman participates in varsity golf and basketball in addition to being the vice president of Key Club. He is also involved in People Inc. and student council.
The pair were sponsored by the Eastwood High School Key Club.

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