Youth Briefs: 09-11-14

Celebrate apples with books, songs and some fruit
It’s the season for songs and stories about apples.
Babies and toddlers with parents and caregivers are invited to the Children’s Place at the Wood County
District Public Library to read about apples, sing about apples and eat apples Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

For more information call the Children’s Place at 419-352-8253.
Play with Legos at library
Families are invited to the monthly Legopalooza program, which is starting up for the season, at the
Children’s Place of the Wood County District Public Library on Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m.
The library staff will share its Lego collection along with books for creative ideas and stories.
For more information, contact the Children’s Place at 419-352-8253
Take a Story Book Walk in the library’s garden
Families, are invited to take a walk in the Wood County District Public Library front garden and enjoy
the flowers and a story.
Celebrate International Dot Day on Monday with the story, "The Dot," by Peter Reynolds. The
story is located throughout the garden.
The Children’s Place will also be celebrating International Dot Day with kids ages 5 and up, at
"Paws for Reading," from 4 from 5 p.m. on Monday.
This StoryWalk was organized by Vicki Knauerhase, and the Wood County District Public Library with the
support of BG Kiwanis. The library has offered other StoryWalk stories and has plans for more.
The StoryWalk Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont, and developed in collaboration
with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
For more information call the Children’s Place at 419-352- 8253.
Hear more about Girl Scouts during local meetings
Girl Scouts of Western Ohio is encouraging girls and adults to start the school year off on a positive
note by joining and volunteering for Girl Scouts.
Local meetings are Monday at 6 p.m. at Conneaut Elementary, Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Lake Elementary in
Millbury, Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Crim Elementary, Sept. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at Grace United Church of Christ
in Fostoria, Sept. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at Otsego Elementary School in Tontogany, Sept. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at
Lakota Elementary in Kansas, Sept. 25 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Wendelin Catholic School in Fostoria, and
Sept. 29 at 6:30 p.m. at Kenwood Elementary.
"Families are already thinking about how they are going to allocate their free time during the new
school year," said Angela Tennaro, director of regional services for Girl Scouts of Western Ohio.

"Girl Scouts gives girls and adult volunteers a positive, life-changing option. And that’s not just
talk. We have statistics that show our girls excel for years to come following their Girl Scout
Leadership Experience."
Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence, and character. Girls explore topics of interest in a
judgment-free space outside of classroom confinements. They cultivate cooperative and self-directed
learning through hands on activities and reflection.
Girl Scouts is open to all girls from kindergarten through grade 12, including those with mental and
developmental disabilities.
Volunteers must be over age 18 and submit to a background check. To sign up, visit: girlscouts.org/join.

Fall sessions open for Young Ones and Companions
Registration is now open for the fall sessions of Young Ones and Companions with the Bowling Green Parks
and Recreation Department.
Bring young outdoor enthusiasts to a monthly nature program at the Wintergarden/St. John’s Nature
Preserve. The program includes stories, crafts, snacks and hikes for children ages 2.5 to 5 years with
their adult companion.
The program is conducted from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays or Thursdays. The cost for the fall session
is $20 for Bowling Green residents and $23 for non-residents.
For more information, visit www.bgohio.org/departments/parks-and-recreation or call 419-354-6223.
Volunteer to be a nature steward in the parks
Come out to the Wintergarden/St. John’s Nature Preserve and help to care for the park.
Local youth in grades first through fifth are invited to lend a helping hand with Bowling Green Parks and
Recreation.
This free program is open to the first 15 youth to register for Wednesdays after school from 4 to 5 p.m.
on Sept. 24, Oct. 8 and 22, and Nov. 5 and 19.
See and learn about the plants and wildlife that are being helped. Activities include seed collecting,
planting of seeds and transplants, removal of weeds, and trail maintenance.
This program may be canceled if inclement weather prevents outdoor activities. Wear long pants and sturdy
shoes.
For more information, visit www.bgohio.org/departments/parks-and-recreation or call 419-354-6223.