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Emerson Library is OPEN for business as usual!

Please be aware that this is an active construction site. Contractors have fenced off the front doors around the side lot, and back to the corner of the building by the back book drop, so you must enter the library on the lower level facing 31st Street (below the front entrance). The side parking lot is […]

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 […]

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Civil Service Testing Site Change

Due to construction, the Library will no longer be a test site for the state civil service examinations. The WV Division of Personnel has announced that the new testing location will be at WVU-Parkersburg in the Workforce Development Building on 300 Campus Drive in Parkersburg, WV. Testing days and times will remain the same as […]

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.

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, […]

Totes, mugs and cookbooks at the Library

 Check out our library book totes, reading-themed insulated drink bottles, and our library cookbook! On sale now at reasonable prices.

Williamstown Library Butterflies

Our Williamstown Branch Manager, Nancy Morehead is featured on the front page of today’s “Parkersburg News & Sentinel.”  Congratulations, Nancy, on a job well done! Our thanks to the newspaper for the excellent article and beautiful photos!

February 2011’s Author of the Month – Orson Scott Card

Best known for his Science Fiction Novels, Card has written many other forms and genres that appeal to audiences from teens to adults (kind of the Jack of all trades in the writers world). Card is known for his engrossing and moral stories and provocative view of a world in which individuals can make a […]