Parkersburg & Wood County Public Library

Connecting Community – Broadening Horizons

Halloween Teen Scavenger Hunt at South

Teens, visit the South Parkersburg branch for a fun-filled Halloween Scavenger Hunt, October 25th through 29th, from 4 pm to closing.

You can call the South Parkersburg branch at 304-428-7041 for more information.

Fall 2021 History Scavenger Hunt

The Wood County Commission and the Parkersburg & Wood County Public Library are excited to sponsor the Fall 2021 History Scavenger Hunt.

Allow the walls of the Wood County Courthouse to tell you its story.  What happened in 1939 at the Wood County Courthouse that shook the very core of the county? What is the significance of the various carvings in the structure of the building?  You’ll be astounded at what the walls will tell you!

Thursday and Friday, October 7 – 8, 14 – 15, and 21 – 22

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Wood County Courthouse, 1 Court Square, Parkersburg

Register at the main entrance (Fountain Side) and pick-up your scavenger hunt instructions. There are eleven (11) relics to hunt and should take 30 to 45 minutes. 

For more information, please call the Emerson branch at 304-420-4587.

Tai Chi Wednesdays at Emerson

We are thrilled to offer you this wonderful new program!


Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention is a slow and gentle exercise program to help with balance, coordination, flexibility, mobility, and peace of mind.


The class meets every Wednesday at 12 Noon, starting on September 15th, at our Emerson location. Lessons are cumulative so we hope you will plan on coming every week.


Space is very limited. Please reserve your spot by calling 304-420-4587 right away.

Teen Game Nights at Emerson

TEENS! You are invited to join us for Teen Game Night at the Library on Emerson on the first Thursday of the month from 4 – 6 pm!

Join us on December 2nd from 4 pm – 6pm and tell your friends! We can’t wait to see you again!

PS: Do you want to come but you feel shy? Don’t worry! Most of us are actually shy. too. and we promise we will be nice! ALL are welcome here! Give it a try!

*Masks will be required if Wood County is in the red.

An Evening With David Prather

Local poet, David Prather, will share some of his works, including those from his recent book, “We Were Birds” on Thursday, August 19th at 6:30 p.m. in the Summers Auditorium. All are welcome at this program.