Parkersburg & Wood County Public Library

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Friends of the Library

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Do you really love your library? Would you like to see the Parkersburg and Wood 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 Past Meetings

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.
Minutes from our August 10, 2020 meeting.
Minutes from our May 24, 2021 meeting.
Minutes from our July 19, 2021 meeting.

Book Sales

The Friends have a weekly Book Sale every Wednesday from 12 noon to 2 pm and every second Saturday from 11 am – 1 pm.

Entrance will be from inside the library on the Lower Level, and you will exit through the doors on the Lower Level towards 31st Street.

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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.

Contact the Friends

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 304-420-4587.


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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