Parkersburg & Wood County Public Library

Connecting Community – Broadening Horizons

Library Positions Open

Computer Assistant
Part Time (approximately 18-20 hours per week)

If you have a passion for helping people and a love of new technology, then come work at the public library! This position is focused on assisting library patrons with various technology issues, as well as working collaboratively with other members of library staff to resolve internal technical problems.

Job Summary: This position involves customer service to library users with technology needs.

Minimum Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent along with relevant technology experience required.

Apply online at indeed.


2 Children’s Library Assistants
Part Time (approximately 18-20 hours per week)

If you have a passion for working with kids and a love for reading, then come work at the Library in the Young Reader’s Room.

Job Summary: This position assists the Children’s Librarian with management of Children’s services for the library. This position assists with the planning, organization and development of children’s services including program planning and implementation. Assists with collection development for Children’s materials, online resources and periodicals. Reports directly to the Children’s Librarian.

Minimum Requirements: Position requires a High School degree or equivalent. A bachelor’s degree with prior experience working in a library or with children is preferred.

Two different schedules.
– Available to work Monday through Friday 1pm-5pm (one day off), with Saturday rotation every 3 weeks.
– Available to work Monday through Thursday 4pm-8pm (Friday off), with Saturday rotation every 3 weeks.

Apply online at indeed.


Library Circulation Clerk
Part Time (approximately 18-20 hours per week)

We are looking for individuals that have customer service skills wedded with strong organizational skills.

Job Summary: This position involves customer service to library users by checking materials in and out, handling customer accounts and fine/fee transactions, producing fines reports, responding to customer inquiries by phone and in person, and providing other assistance within the library.

Minimum Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent required. Relevant library experience desirable.

  • Available to work Monday through Thursday 4pm-8pm (Friday off), with Saturday rotation every 3 weeks.

Apply online at indeed.


Substitute Library Circulation Clerk
Part Time (approximately 12-20 hours per week)

We are looking for individuals that have customer service skills wedded with strong organizational skills. This position gets a higher pay than the previous circulation clerk position, because the individual must be flexible to work any shift the library branches are open.

Job Summary: This position involves customer service to library users by checking materials in and out, handling customer accounts and fine/fee transactions, producing fines reports, responding to customer inquiries by phone and in person, and providing other assistance within the library.

Minimum Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent required. Relevant library experience desirable.

  • Available to work Monday through Thursday 9am – 8pm, Friday 9am – 5pm, along with Saturday rotation every 3 weeks. Actual hours are usually in 4 hour shifts and scheduled a week in advance.

Apply online at indeed.

Introduction to Foundation Directory Online

Introduction to Foundation Directory Online

Nonprofits LEAD and Parkersburg and Wood County Public Library are co-hosting a free, virtual “Introduction to Foundation Directory Online” webinar on Thursday, 7/22/2021, from 1 – 2:30 pm. In the class for nonprofits who are seeking grants, you’ll learn how to use the FDO, the most comprehensive prospect research tool for fundraisers with over 235,000 grantmaker profiles. You will learn how to search for grantmakers who have funded organizations working on causes and with communities similar to those you serve.

You can register online at https://mcdonough.wufoo.com/forms/introduction-to-foundation-directory-online/

2021 South YA Reading Program

South Parkersburg branch kicks off their Young Adult Summer Reading program for teens aged 13 – 18. With fun crafts, a virtual author visit, and chances for prizes, you’ll be entertained all summer. Please call 304-428-7041 to register for events or to get more information.

2021 Emerson Teen & Adult Summer Reading

2021 Emerson Adult Summer Reading 2021 Emerson Adult Summer Reading

Emerson branch is excited to unveil the “Tails and Tales” Teens and Adults Summer Reading events schedule. We hope you join us for these fun-filled activities that all feature our furry or feathered or scaly animal friends. We’re especially looking forward to the “Me and My Pet” Look-alike contest. Some events have limited participation so registration will be required. The flyers posted above give more information and you can enlarge them by clicking. Please call the Emerson branch at 304-420-4587, extension 517 for details or to register for events. We look forward to seeing you!

Help Build NEW Williamstown Library

Help Us Build New Williamstown Library

Thanks to your generosity and support, the goal for funds has been exceeded! Thank you to all the donors with a special shout-out to Tri-State Roofing for their matching fund donation of $5000. We will keep you posted as we make progress toward the goal of providing the community with a larger, updated library space with more books and a community meeting space.

If you would like to be included in future developments to the Williamstown Library project, please follow this link and opt in with your contact information.

To learn more about the Give Local MOV community giving campaign, please visit https://www.givelocalmov.org/organizations/parkwoodlib