Vote in 2020 Mock Caldecott Election

Teachers, book enthusiasts, parents and readers of all ages are invited to participate in a Mock Caldecott Election on Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Wood County District Public Library Meeting Room, 251 N. Main St.

The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

At the library’s mock election, everyone will take a close look at some carefully selected, beautifully illustrated picture books from the past year, then help select a “most distinguished” picture book.

Kathy East, retired children’s librarian, will share her experiences serving on the Caldecott committee in 1987 and chairing it in 2004. The program will run approximately two hours.

The books being considered are on display in the Children’s Place. Everyone is invited to read and look at the books on closed reserve status.

The Caldecott award winner, along with the Newbery award winner and many others will be officially announced on Monday at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle.

For more information, contact the Children’s Place at 419-352-8253.

Homeschoolers’ Book Tasting

PERRYSBURG — Sample and discuss a variety of fiction with fellow readers at Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., on Monday at 1:30 p.m.

Children ages 8-12 will talk about the features of a great book and vote on the most interesting options for future reading.

For more information, contact Alyssa Bullock at 419-874-3135 ext. 127 or

America Reads Tutoring resumes

The Children’s Place of the Wood County District Public Library, 251 N. Main St., is partnering once again with Bowling Green State University for free homework help, tutoring and reading support beginning Monday and continuing through the 2019-20 school year.

Trained tutors will be available Monday through Thursday from 6-8 p.m. for students in kindergarten-fifth grade. Scheduled breaks are posted for BGSU semester breaks.

BGSU tutors will be available to meet with students in the Children’s Place Quiet Study Room for about a half an hour (or as needed) as often as a family’s schedule allows.

Adults must remain in the building during tutoring sessions. Call the Children’s Place desk at 419-352-8253 with any questions.

Lego League meets

PERRYSBURG — An afternoon of building is planned for Tuesday at 4:15 p.m. at Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave.

Children ages 4 and older who are a great Lego builder, or a first-timer, are welcome. The staff will provide the Legos, kids provide the imagination for an hour of free building. No registration is required.

Movie showing at Pemberville

PEMBERVILLE — There will be a showing of “Disney’s Frozen (2013)” on Wednesday at 4:15 p.m. in the library, 375 E. Front St.

This PG-rated movie is 102 minutes long. Everyone is welcome and may bring a snack.

Have a ball at annual Way fun night

PERRYSBURG — The Annual Snow Ball Family Fun Night at Way Public Library: It’s a Flurry of Fun! is set for Feb. 1 from 7-8:30 p.m.

Way library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., will host its 15th Annual Snow Ball on the main level of the library.

This free family fun night, one of the library’s most popular events, is for people of all ages. A “super cool” disc jockey will have the youngsters dancing, while miniature golf, indoor hoops, megablocks, paper airplanes, snowman-stacking, bingo and other activities will be available throughout the evening.

A variety of make-and-take crafts will be offered, and complimentary refreshments will be served. The enchanting indoor “ice skating” rink will be back, as well as the Great Way Library Snowball Fight.

Strike a pose and say “Freeze!” at the photo booth where winter-themed props will be on hand for creating fun photo souvenirs.

No registration is required for this free family event. For further information, visit

Be a VolunTEEN in Waterville

WATERVILLE — Do you want to help the library? Looking for a way to give back to the community and earn service hours?

Attend a training session to learn about opportunities for students ages 12-17.

Teens, ages 13-18, will be held Saturday from 11 a.m.-noon and 2-3 p.m.

The Waterville Library is located at 800 Michigan Ave. Call 419-878-3055 for more information.

Dodgeball part of Chillabration

The Chillabration Youth Dodgeball Tournament will be held at the Bowling Green Community Center on Feb. 7.

Registration is $8/player and is open to third-eighth grade boys and girls. Participants must be pre-registered by Feb. 3 and will be placed into teams upon arrival.

The tournament runs from 4-6 p.m. and includes a pizza break. Bowling Green Parks and Recreation staff will supervise the players and teams. To register, visit or call 419-354-6223.