Youth Briefs: 2-27-14

Skype with Monica Carnesi
Families are invited to a special "Paws for Reading" Skype visit with author/illustrator Monica
Carnesi at the Wood County District Public Library Children’s Place on Wednesday at 4 p.m.
Every year on the first Wednesday of March, LitWorld, an advocacy campaign for the human right of
literacy, calls worldwide attention to the importance of reading aloud and sharing stories. Carnesi,
originally from Brazil, is one of several authors willing to participate via Skype visits with
classrooms and libraries around the world. The Children’s Place contacted Carnesi as her award-winning
picture book "Little Dog Lost: The True Story of a Brave Dog Named Baltic" was a good fit with
"Paws for Reading," a weekly library program featuring Ben, a registered therapy dog, who
listens to young readers.
Carnesi lived in Bowling Green in the 1990s while her husband was a graduate student at Bowling Green
State University. She frequently used the library and is currently working as a public librarian in
"Little Dog Lost" is her debut picture book. "Sleepover with Beatrice & Bear"
will be coming out this summer. For more information about Carnesi, see her website For more information about this program, contact the Children’s Place at
Pint Size Prom is March 8
Bowling Green Parks and Recreation is hosting the Pint Size Prom on March 8 from 4 to 5:15 p.m. at the
Veteran’s Building in City Park.
This is an event for those ages 5 and under and their parent/guardian – a prom for the little ones. Dress
up and head over to City Park for dancing, snacks, kids’ interactive music and stroller valet parking.

Participants will receive a souvenir photo and frame, and the kids will get a goodie bag to take home.
The cost is $16 per pair for residents, $19 per pair for nonresidents and additional kids are $6. The
deadline to register is Monday. For questions or more information call 419-354-6223 or visit the website
at (parks and recreation).
Kids’ ‘MacBeth’ on stage
TOLEDO – The Toledo Repertoire Theatre presents the "Young Rep’s MacBeth, A Kid’s Cautionary Tale
Concerning Greed, Power, Mayhem, and Other Current Events" at 16 10th Street, March 14-16.
Presented by actors ages 7-13 and directed by Amy Heuring, this shortened, kid-friendly adaptation by
Nancy Linehan Charles from William Shakespeare’s popular Scottish tragedy is told within a lively and
humorous story-theater frame.
MacBeth and his Lady covet the crown while witches, ghosts, kings and soldiers sweep across the
landscape, carving out the battle between good and evil. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for children
ages 12 and younger. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7 p.m.; the Sunday show is at 2:30 p.m. For
more information, call 419-243-9277 or visit
Terra State CC needs KidsCollege instructors
FREMONT – Lifelong Learning at Terra State Community College is looking for individuals who would like to
teach for this summer’s KidsCollege session.
For more than 20 years, KidsCollege has offered academic enrichment opportunities for hundreds of
children. Course offerings vary from year to year, but usually include classes in art, computers,
fitness, history, language, math, music, science and more. These fun, informative courses are developed
for children in first- through eighth-grades.
"The children just love to learn new things and meet new friends," said Amanda Pochatko,
coordinator of the program. "And we offer so many courses that sometimes the kids have trouble just
picking a couple. KidsCollege is really the highlight of our summer."
KidsCollege is July 14-18.
For more information visit, or call Pochatko at 419-559-2205.
Kohl’s Cares taking nominees
The Kohl’s Department Stores Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program will award nearly $400,000 in scholarships
and prizes this year to more than 2,300 young volunteers who have made a positive impact in their
Nominations for kids ages 6 to 18 will be accepted until March 14 at Kohl’s is encouraging
parents, teachers, neighbors and friends to nominate outstanding youth, in celebration of their time,
energy and passion to helping others.
Two nominees from each of the more than 1,100 Kohl’s stores nationwide will win a $50 Kohl’s gift card,
and nearly 200 will win regional scholarships worth $1,000 toward higher education. Ten national winners
will be awarded a total of $10,000 in scholarships for higher education, and Kohl’s will donate $1,000
to a nonprofit organization on each national winner’s behalf.
Since the Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program began in 2001, Kohl’s has recognized more than 19,500 kids
with more than $3.9 million in scholarships and prizes. For more information or a list of past Kohl’s
Cares Scholarship Program winners, visit