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April events for the family to be found in Charleston

April 4, 2018 Fishing Rodeo Kanawha County Parks and Recreation has scheduled their Annual Fishing Rodeo for youth, ages 3 – 10 years, to be held on Saturday, April 14. more »»

 
 
 
Online students visit MC campus

April 4, 2018 It was described as a field trip but also served as a reunion of sorts for a group of Ohio Connections Academy students and their families who gathered at Marietta College. more »»

2018 Easter Hoppenings

March 8, 2018 The ninth annual Mid-Ohio Valley Easter Parade will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, March, 24 on Market Street in downtown Parkersbur. more »»

Ohio Star Theater offers family-friendly shows

November 16, 2017 For the past five years, audiences flocked to the Ohio Star Theater (located within the Carlisle Inn Sugarcreek) to enjoy Broadway-caliber performances in an intimate, in-the-round venue. more »»

Charleston must-visit fall destination

October 10, 2017 From a high-flying airshow and inaugural salt festival to traditional Oktoberfest and Halloween-themed events, Charleston’s fall schedule is filled with fun and adventure. more »»

Educational opportunities at historic sites

September 21, 2017 Homeschool Days at Roscoe Village Coshocton, Ohio — The Roscoe Village Foundation, partnering with the Canal Boat Landing and the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum, will be hosting Home School Days on... more »»

Encourage diversity

September 21, 2017 It seems like every time you turn on the television or log on to social media, we are inundated with stories of violence and hatre. more »»

Poison Center offers tips

September 21, 2017 Back-to-school season can be hectic while establishing new routines for the entire family. Unfortunately, poisonings are most common when normal routines are interrupted. more »»

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 »»

 
 

Parkersburg Library Toddler Time May 29, 2018

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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