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New Books list updated


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NEW MATERIALS (3 entries)
1 New Fiction, Paperbacks and Graphic Novels 255
1 New Non Fiction 176
3 All New Materials 810

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West Virginia Family Read Week

The Parkersburg Wood County Young Readers’ Room has special events each day during the week of November 13-18, 2017, in celebration of West Virginia Family Read Week.

Monday:  Fairy Storytime   4-5 p.m.    Read “The Friendship Fairy”, make some crafts, and get a copy of the book to take home!

Tuesday: Read With a Canine Pal  4-6 p.m.   Read with a trained therapy dog.  Call 304-420-4587 , extension 504, to register.

Wednesday: Your Teeth will Thank You 4-5 p.m.   Share a story and learn to take care of your teeth.  Participants will get a free toothbrush, toothpaste, and a tooth saver necklace.

Thursday: A Bad Case of Stripes 4-5 p.m.   We will read “A Bad Case of Stripes”, play some games and make a craft.  (We may even have some Lima Beans like Camilla Cream!)

Friday: Lunch Bunch 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.   We will eat lunch together and spend some quality time reading to our children.


Holiday Closing

All Parkersburg Wood County Libraries will be closed on Friday, November 10, 2017 and Saturday, November 11, 2017 to observe the Veteran’s Day holiday.  Our thanks goes out to all veterans for their service to our country.  Libraries will resume regular hours on Monday, November 13, 2017.


Emerson Library Closed October 23rd-28th

The Emerson Library is open with regular hours again.  It was closed Monday October 23rd – Saturday 28th – due to replacing the HVAC units on the roof.  We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience during this process!

Pictures of new side entrance and other improvements under construction can be found on our Facebook site!

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Emerson Library is OPEN for business as usual!

Please be aware that this is an active construction site. Contractors have fenced off the front doors around the side lot, and back to the corner of the building by the back book drop, so you must enter the library on the lower level facing 31st Street (below the front entrance).

The side parking lot is being used by the contractor, but you may park in the lower parking lot behind the library and also along the back of the building along the parking lot entrance. In addition, North Parkersburg Baptist Church has been gracious enough to allow library patrons to park in the Friendship Kitchen lot across 31st Street from the Library.

The rear book drop IS open for use.

Remember that all of the branches will be open, and our friendly neighbors at Vienna Public Library will be happy to help.

We appreciate your patience during the renovations which will continue through the end of the year. We hope to be done with the renovations in early 2018.

31st St. entrance shown – below main entrance