Parkersburg & Wood County Public Library

Connecting Community – Broadening Horizons

True Crime Book Club

Announcing our new TRUE CRIME Book Club! The first meeting is Saturday August 21st at 1 pm and future meetings will be monthly on Saturdays at 1 pm.

Stop by the Emerson branch starting August 9th to borrow your copy of the first book “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer” by Michelle McNamara.

Feel free to bring a lunch to the meeting!

Now You Can Renew DVDs

Now you can renew DVDs at all Parkersburg and Wood County branches!

Nancy Drew Escape Room at South

Nancy Drew Escape Room at South Parkersburg

Registration for our Nancy Drew Escape Room at the SOUTH PARKERSBURG LIBRARY is open!!

Whether a lifelong Nancy Drew fan or an eager young reader, this activity is sure to entertain sleuths of all ages!

Register for your free session Tuesday, August 10th through Friday, August 13th at 4:00, 4:30, 5:00, or 5:30. We will schedule one small group of no less than 2, no more than 8 for each session. Call 304-428-7041 to register

Introduction to Foundation Directory Online

Introduction to Foundation Directory Online

Nonprofits LEAD and Parkersburg and Wood County Public Library are co-hosting a free, virtual “Introduction to Foundation Directory Online” webinar on Thursday, 7/22/2021, from 1 – 2:30 pm. In the class for nonprofits who are seeking grants, you’ll learn how to use the FDO, the most comprehensive prospect research tool for fundraisers with over 235,000 grantmaker profiles. You will learn how to search for grantmakers who have funded organizations working on causes and with communities similar to those you serve.

You can register online at

2021 South YA Reading Program

South Parkersburg branch kicks off their Young Adult Summer Reading program for teens aged 13 – 18. With fun crafts, a virtual author visit, and chances for prizes, you’ll be entertained all summer. Please call 304-428-7041 to register for events or to get more information.