Angie's Place offers a multitude of staff, volunteers, programs and events that lift spirits, teach, and support kids and families. Here are some of the people and programs that you can find when you visit Angie's Place:

MEET KATE SCHWAN, OUR CHILD LIFE SPECIALIST

Kate uses books, crafts, music, and play to help kids and their families cope with being in the hospital. If you have any questions about Angie's Place, Child Life or programs we offer, contact

Kate at (419) 291-7441.

CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL TEACHER

Our teacher Denise Sawan, M. Ed., helps K–12 children stay in contact with their schools so they can keep up to date with homework and maintain a sense of normalcy. She also coordinates our visiting author program!

VISITING AUTHORS

Angie's Place is proud to offer children's book authors

such as Tom Cole, broadcaster at BCSN and author of "Benny and Babe"; Nancy Schilb (Officer Nan), from the Toledo Area Humane Society and author of "Animal Cop Adventures"; and C.M. Millen, author of "A Symphony for the Sheep." These author visits offer children a dynamic and exciting diversion from hospital treatments.

PUPPET THEATER

Our puppeteer James and his wife Shannon perform themed puppet shows such as "A Trip to the Library" and "Loving Books." You can find out more about them at herdsmenpuppets.com.

ANGIE'S PLACE VOLUNTEERS

We are happy to offer volunteers who perform

puppet theater, read to children at their bedsides, and deliver books

wherever they are needed. Thank you to our wonderful library volunteers

Julie Creech, Caroline Reilly, and Nancy and Pat Ligibil. If you are interested in volunteering, check our Get Involved page.

PAWS PROGRAM

Children can read to therapy dogs (whom we call 
non-judgmental canine listeners), giving them a fun distraction from their hospital experience.

STARLIGHT CHILDREN'S FOUNDATION

Added in 1999, Starlight connects children worldwide who have chronic and life-threatening illnesses and injuries, using games, activities, and stories to teach children coping skills related to their personal medical conditions. For more information go to starlight.org or contact Stephen Glad, our Child Life/Starlight Liaison 

at (419) 291-5607.

GOOD GRIEF

The Good Grief organization of Northwest Ohio provides support for children, teens, young adults, and their families who have experienced the death of someone significant in their lives. Trained facilitators come to our library and help children work through their grief with the help of books, art, music, and play. Click here for their website.

What We Offer