Parkersburg & Wood County Public Library

Connecting Community – Broadening Horizons

Library Hours for Week of 11/30

Our libraries are closed for the weekend, 11/28.

We will be open to the public starting Monday, November 30th. Hours at the branches will be as follows and please call for more information.

Emerson: Monday – Friday 10 am – 6 pm and Saturday 10 am – 2 pm
Phone: 304-420-4587

South: Monday – Friday 10 am – 5:30 pm
Phone: 304-428-7041

Williamstown: Monday – Friday 10 am – 5:30 pm
Phone: 304-375-6052

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.

Catalog Down for System Upgrade 11/11

While we are closed for Veterans Day, our computer system will be getting an upgrade. The catalog will be unavailable Wednesday, November 11th. You will not be able to renew materials, conduct searches, place holds, or manage your account on this day. Streaming media and e-books might also be affected. Thank you for your patience as we continue to improve our service.

If there are problems with authentication and you would like to use an e-book or audiobook that you have already downloaded, you can get around authentication by turning off your WiFi and data while you are using your reading app (OverDrive, Libby, or Hoopla). New materials and accounts may not be available until system service is restored.

New Escape Room Adventure

Ready for some spooky fun on this Halloween weekend? Virtually visit Buckley Island, and see for yourself how an innocent day on the river can turn into something… more.

Create-A-Cryptid Event

An all-ages event! Create your own cryptid (examples are Bigfoot and Mothman) and share it with others. When creating your cryptid, here are some helpful things to consider: Appearance, including size, color, and what it resembles, what it sounds like, and where it is found. You might also include when this cryptid has been sighted, and any oddities about the creature.

When you have decided on this, capture your creations through drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, or any medium you might wish to use. Then photograph the results and post them in Parkersburg & Wood County Library’s Event Discussion section for the Create a Cryptid program. (Be sure to post to the Library’s page, not another page where the event was shared.)

We will accept submissions through October 31st. A Live Facebook Event on November 6th will feature all of the photos we have received. Join in the fun and tell your friends about this event!