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.
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.
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!
We’re excited to now offer unlimited access to RBdigital’s catalog of magazines. You’ll have no holds on thousands of top titles with a huge selection of popular global magazines for all interests. There are even magazines in other languages.
These are full-color digital editions for instant desktop reading, mobile streaming, and mobile app download. You can opt-in to get new editions of your favorite magazines as they’re released and back issues area always available.
All you need to access these is a library card and an email address. For help, you can read RBdigital’s User Guide with step-by-step instructions or call us at 304-420-4587.
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Henderson Hall and the Genealogy Department of the Parkersburg and Wood County Public Library invite you to this first-ever Scavenger Hunt event. Visit and find 10 items on your hunt while exploring more of your local history. The Scavenger Hunt will run Sunday October 18th through Saturday October 24th, from noon to 4 pm. Please call the Genealogy Department at 304-420-4587 if you have any questions.