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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

Parkersburg Library Summer 2020 Read-a-Thon

Join us in a fun collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Associations of the Mid-Ohio Valley from Thursday July 16th until Thursday July 23th for a Read-a-thon Fundraiser. Get sponsored for time you read and help us raise money to help fight Alzheimer’s.* Pick up your registration packet with more information at the Emerson, South, or Williamstown […]

New Escape Room Adventures

Ready for more Escapes? Enjoy a tour of an iconic local history venue while using your wits to free yourself. Escape from Blennerhassett Island https://forms.gle/EdUMooqHGH7t1ysV6 Dodge the creature and Escape from the Cave! https://forms.gle/vPqXgKWZmdr5i5ne7

New Materials July 10th

NEW MATERIALS LIST – UPDATED July 10, 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 10 1 New Non Fiction 48 3 All […]

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 […]