Friends of the Parkersburg & Wood County Public Library

DDo you really love your library? Would you like to see the Parkersburg-Wood County 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.

The Friends currently have two books sales a year, one in the fall and one in the spring. 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.

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 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 and more information will be posted in the library soon about this membership possibility.

The next meeting of the Friends will be Tuesday, April 5 at 1:00 PM at the South Branch.

Please help us help the library by volunteering for the spring book sale. Setup will be Thursday, April 28 starting at 9:00AM. The spring sale will be Friday and Saturday, April 29-30. Friends members have the advantage of special hours Thursday from 6pm - 8pm and Friday morning from 9am to noon, then we will be open to the public from 12:00 to 4:00 Friday nd 9:00 - 4:00 Saturday. There will be a tremendous selection of materials to purchase at very reasonable prices.

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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