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Summer Food Service Program for Wood County

May 31, 2017 The Wood County Board of Education has announced sites for the Summer Food Service Program. These sites are open to all children, ages 18 and younger, without cost. more »»

Learning doesn't take a break

May 31, 2017 Learning doesn’t have to take a summer brea. more »»

Children need recovery too

May 31, 2017 The news is full of discouraging information about suspicious overdoses, individuals who were arrested because of possession or dealing drugs, those who committed crimes under the influence of drugs... more »»

Read with your child this summer!

May 31, 2017 By Jodi L. Smith Learning how to read well by the end of the third grade is essential to a child’s success in school and later in life. more »»

2 hour trips for families

May 31, 2017 During summer break, many families will be looking for places to travel, and something nearby and educational, as well as fun, may fit the bill. more »»

Making co-parenting work

May 9, 2017 By Jessica Troilo and Jane Riffe Co-parenting is when both parents work together as a team to raise their children, even after the marriage or romantic relationship is ove. more »»

Parenting without a partner

April 11, 2017 I don’t have a partner. How can I do this by myself? Parenting is hard wor. more »»

Gift of mentorship

April 11, 2017 By LeAnn Bates One of the greatest gifts a parent can give his/her child is the gift of healthy adult mentors. more »»

Children and media use

March 9, 2017 Today’s children are growing up in an age of constant screen time, from television, computers and gaming systems to notebooks or phones. more »»

Mentoring young people

March 9, 2017 Many youth development organizations have been researching the developmental assets all youth need to be successful, caring, contributing members of society. more »»

Parenting with Humor

February 16, 2017 By Becky Smith and Dana Wright Who feels like injecting humor when dealing with a crisis or difficult problem of parenting our children? Much research has been done over the last few decades to... more »»

How do you love me?

February 1, 2017 February is first and foremost associated with Valentine’s Day. We think of hearts and flowers and lovely cards for that special someon. more »»

To cloth diaper or not?

January 19, 2017 So you might be curious about why using cloth diapers are growing in popularity. There are so many new and improved ways to use cloth diapers. more »»

Positive youth development

October 1, 2016 According to youth development experts, positive youth development is a combination of positive experiences, positive relationships and positive environments. more »»

Easing back-to-school anxiety

September 1, 2016 School is quickly approaching, and for many children anxious and depressive feelings are beginning to arise. more »»

Back to school!

September 1, 2016 It’s that time of year again. Much to the chagrin of many kids (and to the joy of some parents), summer is coming to an end. That means school! Back-to-school time means a lot of things. more »»

Developing emotional regulation

May 9, 2016 A baby cries. A mother instinctually picks the baby up, makes eye contact, smiles, talks affectionately and soothingly. more »»

St. Paddy’s Day craft for kids

March 7, 2016 With overflowing spirits, pub crawls and boisterous parades, St. Patrick's Day celebrations are largely geared toward adults. more »»

New twist on spring decorating

March 7, 2016 Eggs are symbolic of Easter. They're colored, decorated, hidden, and used in decorative items for the home. more »»

Snow removal tips

February 9, 2016 Stay safe from slips and strains by following these recommendations for safe and effective snow removal. ? Shovel all sidewalks adjacent to your property to the bare pavement. more »»

Tips for fighting ‘the flu’

February 9, 2016 We experience a lot of illnesses this time of year. Because we’re indoors and in close proximity to others, many of us end up with what is often called “the flu. more »»


Parkersburg Library Toddler Time September 19, 2017

Toddler Time for 2-year-olds and younger is from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. Must register. Call (304) 420-4387 ext. 20. more »

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Rock On!

May 9, 2017 Recently on a trip with my kids and my mom, while I was in a shop looking around, my mom sat down on a bench outside and noticed something sitting next to her. more »

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