Parkersburg & Wood County Public Library

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Digital Bookmobile to Visit Parkersburg and Wood County Library

Digital Bookmobile will visit Parkersburg and Wood County Library to share information on OverDrive digital library with our users.

Press Release, Digital Bookmobile at Parkersburg and Wood County Library, 3100 Emerson Ave, Parkersburg WV 26104.

Parkersburg, West Virginia — The Digital Bookmobile National Tour will visit the Parkersburg & Wood County Library from 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. August 9th. The 42-foot Bookmobile is traveling around the country this summer, allowing visitors to have an interactive experience to learn about and try eBooks and audiobooks that are available from Parkersburg and Wood County Library.

Library staff and eReading experts will be available on the Digital Bookmobile to guide visitors through the process. Readers with a valid library card can borrow their favorite titles anytime by visiting the library’s website or by downloading OverDrive’s newest reading app, Libby. Staff will facilitate one-on-one tutorials to help visitors borrow and read or listen to eBooks and audiobooks. Equipped with interactive workstations, touchscreen activities, devices to sample titles and more, the Digital Bookmobile has everything a reader needs to get started.

Popular devices — including iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, Chromebook and Kindle — are available in the Gadget Gallery for visitors to browse the library’s digital service.
The Digital Bookmobile provides devices, internet connectivity and expert guidance to the local library’s digital collection of eBooks and audiobooks. This traveling exhibit first launched in 2008 and has since welcomed 218,526 visitors at 869 events.
For more information, contact the library at (304) 420- 4589 and ask for Janet or Jeanne.

New Books List updated

NEW MATERIALS LIST – UPDATED July 6, 2018

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NEW MATERIALS (3 entries)
NAME # OF RECORDS
1 New Fiction, Paperbacks and Graphic Novels 276
1 New Non Fiction 190
3 All New Materials 996

 

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New! Great American Read Book Club

Please join us for our new book club to participate in PBS’s Great American Read series. The book club will be held at 10:00 a.m. on  second Wednesdays, June-October to accompany the TV series. You may select any book from the list of 100 books found HERE, as long as you haven’t read it before! We will discuss our selections while enjoying coffee and pastries.

Read to Celebrate Memorial Day

Memorial Day is Monday, May 28th, and we think reading is a fantastic way to celebrate!

Memorial Day began as an informal holiday celebrated at the end of May when people honored their loved ones who had passed. It was made a federal holiday in 1971, and has become the day we honor our fallen soldiers and veterans. Here is a list of recommended fiction, nonfiction, and biography to help us understand and celebrate the sacrifices our armed forces have made for our freedom.

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