Parkersburg & Wood County Public Library

Connecting Community – Broadening Horizons

Bizarre Books

Have you had an uneventful year? Has 2020 been too normal for you? Well, have no fear, because these books from the library will change all that. With trips into the surreal, the strange, and the downright bizarre, these books are sure to make you say, “What in the world did I just read?”

Check out these titles — and more — at the library today!

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West Virginia Auto Insurance Survey

CarEver wonder if you’re getting the best deal on your car insurance?  Every year, the West Virginia Office of the Insurance Commissioner conducts a survey of insurers in the state and issues a report on their findings. They include pricing for various demographics, including age and marital status.

You can access the 2020 version here.

New Materials June 15th

NEW MATERIALS LIST – UPDATED June 15, 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 340
1 New Non Fiction 298
3 All New Materials 1003

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Genealogy Department Covid-19 use guidelines:

The Microfilm Reader and one of the computers with Ancestry.com are Available for your use by Appointment.

To help with social distancing, a 30 minute time limit will be observed.

Please see downstairs Staff beore using the equipment and when you are finished, so we can clean things for the next patron.

Call the library at 304-420-4587 or email woodgenealogy@park.lib.wv.us to set up an appointment.

Library reopens June 1st

Charley in Young Reader’s Room – Can’t wait to see her Library friends.

The Parkersburg and Wood County Public Libraries will reopen with limited services on Monday, June 1st.  There is a lot of information regarding these services, so we’ve pulled it all together. Our goal is to make visiting the library as seamless as possible.  These guidelines are based on guidance from the Governor Justice’s West Virginia Strong- The Comeback Plan, and recommendations from the CDC.

  • Emerson (Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm, closed Saturday and Sunday). Limit of 45 patrons at a time.  Young Reader’s Room is limited to one family or 5 people at a time.  Enter through parking lot entrance.
  • South Parkersburg Library (Monday – Friday 10am – 5:30pm, closed Saturday and Sunday). Limit of 10 patrons at a time.  Enter through front door.  Exit to the patio.
  • Williamstown Library (Monday – Friday 11am – 5:30pm, closed Saturday and Sunday). Limit of 5 patrons at a time.  Enter from front of building facing the street.  Exit to the parking lot.

Due to different circumstances at each library, services may vary slightly. We ask for your flexibility and patience.  Further information about what will and won’t be offered is provided here.