Parkersburg & Wood County Public Library

Connecting Community – Broadening Horizons

Local History Trivia and Genealogy Book Club meets Tuesday, May 26th at 10:00 a.m.

Genealogy buffs: Join the Local History Trivia and Genealogy Book Club
Every Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.

To get involved, join the Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 978 1819 5354
Password: 252081
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Tuesday, May 26th  we will discuss Parkersburg: An Early Portrait by James Dawson & Gary Null and our weekly trivia questions . Find the book at the PWCPL website under About Us, Genealogy Digital Library Collection or click here.

Introducing “The Mothman Cometh” Virtual Escape Room

Introducing our first ever Virtual Escape Room! Follow the link to try your luck at escaping Mothman territory:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSccmakg_gILrq03i5V87Xeg8Vhmcj9A20LxDaoErXjHk7u3YQ/viewform

Bored and want books?

The Library may be physically closed, but we still have eBooks and audiobooks that you can checkout. Here are some new ones available on WVREADS – Overdrive through the Libby app. Don’t forget about the other service Hoopla. Titles there are always available. Everyone in Wood County could be reading or listening to the same book.

If there are two covers, the first is the eBook and the second is the audiobook.

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Corona Virus (COVID-19) –Updated March 23, 2020

The Library will be completely closed starting Tuesday March 24th due to the Governor’s “Stay at Home” order. There will no longer be staff on hand to answer the phone until further notice.

  • *** Good News ***** For anyone that doesn’t currently have a library card, we now have a digital only card signup for WVREADS (eBooks and Audiobooks). Simply go to https://wvreads.overdrive.com/ and you will be given the option to sign up for an instant digital card. This is only for Wood County addresses. Share with family members that don’t currently have a library card.
  • *** More Good News *** We have raised the limit on HOOPLA from 7 checkouts per month to 12 checkouts.
  • The Library asks all patrons to please hold onto any materials they currently have checked out until the Library reopens to the public. Please do not return materials to the library book drops.
  • The Library will not charge fees during the closure and will disregard overdues during the closure.
  • All events, classes, and public meeting room reservations are canceled until further notice.