Parkersburg & Wood County Public Library

Connecting Community – Broadening Horizons

Book Quarantine Changes

For the safety of our patrons and staff, we’re changing the amount of days that we quarantine some categories of books to ensure that there is no detectable COVID-19 virus on them. A recent study indicates that books with glossy pages and board books could retain the virus up to four days.

Please continue to return your items to the outdoor bookdrops. After quarantine, all items will be sanitized before circulation.

Don’t worry if you receive an overdue notice for materials you have already returned to the library. During our check-in process, once they come out of quarantine, we backdate to the day they were returned to the library.

As always, please contact us at 304 – 420 – 4587 if you have any questions or concerns.

Looking at the Pandemic of 1918

Local historian Roger Nedeff shares his research article  looking at the effect of the Pandemic of 1918 on the Parkersburg area. Click to access the digital catalog page where you can select either a PDF or text version to read.

Then stay and explore the digitized collection of books from our Genealogy section that you can access from home.

Parkersburg Library Summer 2020 Read-a-Thon

Join us in a fun collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Associations of the Mid-Ohio Valley from Thursday July 16th until Thursday July 23th for a Read-a-thon Fundraiser. Get sponsored for time you read and help us raise money to help fight Alzheimer’s.
* Pick up your registration packet with more information at the Emerson, South, or Williamstown Library.

Online Event

For more details, visit the Facebook Event at or call Stacey or Charley at the library at 304 420 4587.

New Escape Room Adventures

Ready for more Escapes?

Enjoy a tour of an iconic local history venue while using your wits to free yourself. Escape from Blennerhassett Island

Dodge the creature and Escape from the Cave!

New Materials July 10th


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