Parkersburg & Wood County Public Library

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Friends of the Library

Do you really love your library? Would you like to see the Parkersburg and WoodFriends Logo
County Public Library be the best it can be? Then maybe you should look into joining the
Friends of the Library. We are looking for new members who want to help us improve
the local library and promote literacy in the area.

Minutes from our November 27, 2018 meeting.
Minutes from our April 2, 2019 meeting.
Minutes from our May 7, 2019 meeting.
Minutes from our September 17, 2019 meeting.
Minutes from our November 5, 2019 meeting.
Minutes from our February 10, 2020 meeting.

The next Book Sale for April 16-18, 2020 has been put on hold for now.  Please stay tuned for new date.

The Friends of the Parkersburg and Wood County Public Library will meet again May 11, 2020 at 5:30 pm in the Board Room at Emerson Library.

The Friends currently have two books sales a year, one in the fall and one in the spring. The proceeds from the book sales provide financial support to the Parkersburg & Wood County Public Library by helping to sponsor the Young Readers’ Summer Program, buying new materials, furniture, and computer equipment, and supporting the WV Library Association and the Literacy Volunteers of the Mid-Ohio Valley.

For more information on the Friends of the Library please see the By-Laws (attached), check out our Friends of the Parkersburg-Wood County Library Facebook page, email us at, or contact the library at 420-4587.

If you would like to become a member of the Friends, please visit the library and fill out a registration form at the circulation desk. Annual membership dues are $2 per person and $5 for a family. We are now offering a lifetime membership for $20 per individual contributor.

A True Friend is the greatest of all blessings, and the one which we take least thought to acquire, – wrote La Rochefoucauld

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