Parkersburg & Wood County Public Library

Connecting Community – Broadening Horizons

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

Introduction to Finding Grants

Introduction to Finding Grants Free Webinar

 Nonprofits LEAD and Parkersburg and Wood County Public Library are co-hosting a free, virtual “Introduction to Finding Grants” webinar on Tuesday, 5/4/2021, from 1 – 2:30 pm. In the class for nonprofits who are seeking grants, you’ll discover what funders are looking for in the applications and proposals. You’ll also learn how to find potential funders. You can register online at

Spring 2021 History Scavenger Hunt

The Wood County Historical and Preservation Society and the Parkersburg and Wood County Public Library cordially invite you to participate in our Spring 2021 History Scavenger Hunt at the Phelps-Tavenner House–WHERE WOOD COUNTY BEGAN!

This is a fun way to learn about the pioneers of Wood County and your local history. Find out more about all the wonderful resources available to you at the Phelps-Tavenner House. Prizes will be awarded to the top winners and you will receive an award certificate for your participation.

The Scavenger Hunts will be held Wednesdays: April 28 & May 5, 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. and Saturdays: May 1 & May 8, 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. The Phelps-Tavenner House is located at 2401 Camden Avenue, Parkersburg, West Virginia.

The last day of the Spring 2021 History Scavenger Hunt, May 8, will have an added special celebration:  the Phelps-Tavenner House Garden Heritage Day.  There will be “garden art treasures” for sale to benefit the WCHPS and Charley Jacobsen, our own Children’s librarian, will be telling garden stories to the children.

This event is free to attend. For further information call 304-489-1629 or 304-420-4587