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Emerson Library Closed October 23rd-28th

The Emerson Library will be closed Monday October 23rd – Saturday 28th – due to replacing the HVAC units on the roof. Our branches at South Parkersburg, Waverly and Williamstown will remain open. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience during this process! Pictures of new side entrance and other improvements […]

Emerson to open again Monday the 21st

The Emerson Library will re-open on Monday August 21st with regular schedule. Please be aware that this is an active construction site. The side parking lot is being used by the contractor. Enter the library on the lower level facing 31st Street (below the front entrance). Contractors have fenced off the front doors around the […]

Welcome to New Website!

Welcome to our new website.  We may have to tweak it a little over the next week, but hopefully things will be better.

Bright Star Theatre

Bright Star Theatre will present 3 performances of “Upcycled Cinderella” on Monday, July 17.  Times include:  South Parkersburg Library at 10:15 a.m. Williamstown Library at 1:00 p.m. Emerson Library at 6:00 p.m. “‘Upcycled Cinderella’ is a hilarious production hitting the road Monday. The show features two school employees who jump at the chance to bring […]

Summer Time is here again!

Summer Time is here again! Call or Come in to sign up today!

Student Loan Counseling

Art Exhibition at the Library

The library on Emerson Avenue is currently hosting the artwork of local artist John Dawson in the gallery above the periodical section. John’s works consist primarily of oil landscapes of West Virginia. They tend to be realism with a touch of impressionism. He has produced and sold prints of a large sawmill in Nicholas County, […]

Call For Artists

Both the South Parkersburg Library and the Parkersburg & Wood County Public Library on Emerson Avenue are now setting up to be venues where local artists can exhibit their work. Are you a painter, sculptor, photographer, etc., or know someone who is? Give us a call or stop in today and pick up an application […]

10 Ways to Love Your Library

February is Library Lovers’ Month! Or as Elizabeth Barrett Browning might say: “How do we love libraries? Count the ways– We love them to browse and wonder and learn. Our minds can reach, when for ideas we yearn…” Or, to swap sonnet for listicle, here is how you can best show your love for us, […]

And the Oscar Goes to… Books!

Ever since the dawn of the silver screen, film and books have been inextricably linked. Early, grainy film adaptations of horror classics like Dracula and Frankenstein, paved the way for blockbuster Hollywood classics also based on novels: The Wizard of Oz, Gone With the Wind, and Mary Poppins, to name a few. Now, the 2016 […]