Parkersburg & Wood County Public Library

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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.

Corona Virus (COVID-19) – Updated 3/16/2020

The Library will be closed to the public starting Monday March 16th due to the Corona Virus.

  • 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.
  • Please feel free to use our online eBooks and eAudiobook services with WVREADS and HOOPLA.
  • We have raised the limit on HOOPLA from 7 checkouts per month to 12 checkouts.
  • If you are having trouble accessing these services with your current library card, you can contact circulation between 9am and 5pm Monday through Friday by calling the Library at 304-420-4587.

Here are some precautions you can take to protect yourself and those around you. For the most current information, please visit the CDC website.

New Books March 5, 2020

NEW MATERIALS LIST – UPDATED March 5, 2020

To have this list emailed to you when it is updated, please go to NEW MATERIALS EMAIL LIST,
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NEW MATERIALS (3 entries)
  NAME # OF RECORDS
1 New Fiction, Paperbacks and Graphic Novels 78
1 New Non Fiction 33
3 All New Materials 200

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Toss a book to your reader…

Finished watching The Witcher on Netflix? Can’t wait for season 2? Check out these books and graphic novels set in dark fantasy worlds filled with swords and sorcery! Available now at the public library.

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Celebrate the right to vote!

On March 10, 1920, West Virginia became the 34th state to ratify the 19th amendment to the Constitution. Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ratification with these books on the suffrage movement.

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New Books 2/20/2020

NEW MATERIALS LIST – UPDATED February 20, 2020

To have this list emailed to you when it is updated, please go to NEW MATERIALS EMAIL LIST,
and click on subscribe.

 
 
NEW MATERIALS (3 entries)
  NAME # OF RECORDS
1 New Fiction, Paperbacks and Graphic Novels 84
1 New Non Fiction 25
3 All New Materials 413

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