Parkersburg & Wood County Public Library

Connecting Community – Broadening Horizons

Curbside Plus Service

Our branches will be closed Monday, January 18th in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

We will again be operating Curbside Plus service Tuesday, January 19th through Friday, January 22nd. During Curbside Plus, we are closed Saturdays. This is based on the WV DHHR code red status for Wood County. We encourage customers to use our digital services as much as possible. Please call any of our branches for assistance.

For children’s materials, patrons can fill out a form to receive a collection of books hand-picked by our library staff. These will be delivered through our curbside service at the Emerson, South, or Williamstown branches.

Movie Roulette

Are you a customer at the South Parkersburg or Williamstown branches? If so, you are in luck!

Join us for this exciting pilot program: Movie Roulette! Let us do the browsing for you!

Give us a call and we will pick 5 DVDs for you to check out and, for a limited time, the popcorn is on us!

South Parkersburg: 304 428 7041
Williamstown: 304 375 6052

Please allow at least one full business day for us to prepare your movie selections. Sorry, this service is not yet available at Emerson.

2021 Reading Challenge

2021 Reading Challenge 2021 Reading Challenge

Print the pages above or stop by your favorite library branch to pick up a copy of the 2021 ADULT READING CHALLENGE! We challenge to you broaden your reading horizons. You have one year to complete the challenge. THERE WILL BE PRIZES! One entry per person. Please enter at one branch only. Good luck!

New Books as of 12/23/2020

Here is the NY Times Bestseller list

To have this list emailed to you when it is updated, please go to NEW MATERIALS EMAIL LIST, and click on subscribe.

List of All new materials added to library recently.

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Henderson Hall Scavenger Hunt Winners

Meet the winners for the October 2020 Scavenger Hunt! Landon Miller was the top winner with all correct answers, including the bonus questions. Landon was awarded Pamela Douglas Brust’s book entitled “The Hendersons: One Family’s Legacy”.

The Rubio brothers, Alejandro and Mauricio Rubio; Wanda Riser-Shawver and Barbara Stewart all tied for second place and were awarded Dr. Philip Sturm’s book, “A River to Cross”.

Britney Ellis, Mike Westbrook and his daughter, and Diana Mielecki all tied for third place and were awarded a year’s membership to The Wood County Historical and Preservation Society.

Everyone who participated in the Historic Henderson Hall Scavenger Hunt, October 2020, will receive a “Participation Award” certificate. The certificates will be available to be picked up at the greeter desk at the front entrance of the Public Library at 3100 Emerson Ave., Parkersburg, during open hours.

The Historic Henderson Hall and the Parkersburg & Wood County Public Library appreciate your participation and are hopeful that you enjoyed your hunt and learned a great deal about your local Wood County history.

Veteran’s Day Closing 11/11

All Parkersburg and Wood County Public Libraries will be closed on Wednesday, November 11th to observe Veterans Day. We will re-open for business on Thursday, November 12th at the usual scheduled time. We thank all Wood County veterans for their service.