Parkersburg & Wood County Public Library

Connecting Community – Broadening Horizons


It’s Criminal! True Crime in the Library

Have you already burned through your true crime podcasts and netflix queue? If so, then go old-school and check out a book! From gory to white-collar, of-the-moment to historical, scientific to hard-boiled, we’ve got a book for you.        

In Memorium: Dorothy S. (Muse) Chittum

In Memoriam Dorothy S. (Muse) Chittum Death: March 2019   Wood County Library Director, 1968-1988 “…To be a true library, it must be used.” The following is an excerpt from an article entitled “New Parkersburg South Library Opens to The Public,” published in the Parkersburg News and Sentinel on 31 Jan 2016, following the completion of the […]

She Has a Name

Have you ever noticed how many book titles refer to a woman only in relationship to other people, or only by her physical characteristics?     My Name is: Linda Wallheim My name is: Joan Castleman My name is: Naomi Malcolm Our names are: Stella, Ritzi, and Maria My name is: Marie Perry My name […]

The Big Library Read: April 1-15, 2019

  Alongside thousands of readers worldwide,Parkersburg and Wood County Public Library patrons can discover a remarkable true story through the largest global digital book club, Big Library Read. From April 1–15, booklovers can borrow, read and discuss Abu Bakr al Rabeeah and Winnie Yeung’s heartbreaking yet hopeful Homes: A Refugee Story ebook from their public […]

Women’s History Month

// March is Women’s History Month! In 1987, after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.” Enjoy browsing some of our collection that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. If you are interested in more, come on […]