Parkersburg & Wood County Public Library

Connecting Community – Broadening Horizons


Create-A-Cryptid Event

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, […]

Unlimited Magazine Access

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 […]

Henderson Hall Scavenger Hunt

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 […]

Fall Fun for September

Book Quarantine Changes

For the safety of our patrons and staff, we’re changing the amount of days that we quarantine some categories of books to ensure that there is no detectable COVID-19 virus on them. A recent study indicates that books with glossy pages and board books could retain the virus up to four days. Please continue to […]

Looking at the Pandemic of 1918