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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 »»

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 »»


Parkersburg Library Storytime January 17, 2018

3 & 5 year-olds Story Hour 10:30-11:30 a.m. Registration required, call 304-420-4587. more »

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