Novel Night keeps shelves full at the library


To the Editor:

The Wood County District Public Library Foundation will be holding its annual Novel Night Benefit on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Veterans Building in Bowling Green City Park. I am writing today to ask for your support of this event.

The evening will be filled with fine beverages, heavy appetizers, live and silent auctions, fellowship, and laughter. You can purchase tickets and/or give a monetary sponsorship of any amount at

All funds raised at Novel Night go to support the purchase of more new books, large print books, eBooks, audiobooks and picture books for the community to read, learn and enjoy. These private funds are above the dollars budgeted for new books from the library’s operating tax revenues.

We believe that Bowling Green, Walbridge and Bookmobile patrons deserve to have the largest, newest and most robust book collection possible to serve the reading interests and lifelong learning needs of our local communities. The more funds we can raise locally means we can have more copies of popular titles (so waitlists are short) and meet local reading demand.

A sampling of live auction items includes a:

1. Seven day, six night stay in postcard-perfect South Africa at the beautiful Cayley Mountain Resort.

2. Handmade ambrosia maple and black walnut side table crafted by local John Calderonello.

3. Coveted co-host spot on “The Morning Show” with Clint Corpe, where you’ll plan and broadcast Bowling Green’s #1 radio show.

4. Unique and fun cooking class for eight at the BGSU Teaching Kitchen. A more detailed listing may be found at

Since 2009, the annual Novel Night Benefit has allowed us to ensure that our book collections are responsive to community needs and interests. We now ask that you support this important event so that we can keep our shelves filled with the books that help your neighbors learn and discover.

Michael Penrod

WCDPL Director

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