Parkersburg & Wood County Public Library

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Thanksgiving Holiday

All Parkersburg Wood County Libraries will be closed on Thursday, November 23, 2017, so that we may celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday. We will be open regular hours on Friday, November 24th. May you and your family and friends have a peaceful and abundant Thanksgiving Day

Library Position Open

 

Circulation Clerk –  Part Time evening

 

  • Able to work Monday – Thursday 5pm – 9pm. Weekend rotation is necessary.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.  Relevant library experience desirable.
  • This position involves customer service to library users by checking materials in and out, handling customer accounts and fine/fee transactions, producing fines reports, responding to customer inquiries by phone and in person, and providing other assistance within the library.  Reports to Head of Adult Services.
  • Requires physical agility and strength to bend, reach, lift and carry (up to 25 lbs), and push/pull loaded book carts when shelving material.

Assistant Custodian – Part time

  • To assist the Custodian Supervisor in the maintenance, cleaning and repairs of Library buildings and property.
  • Able to work Monday – Friday variable shifts from 7am – 9pm, most hours will be Monday – Thursday 5pm -9pm.
  • Some previous experience in maintenance, housekeeping and basic mechanical knowledge. A clean driving record.
  • Requires physical agility and strength to bend, reach, lift and carry (up to 50 lbs).

Applications are available at the circulation desk [pdf and word] at the Emerson Library, all branches, and on the library’s website.

Complete job description available here (circulation and custodian) and at the library.

 

Parkersburg & Wood County Public Library

3100 Emerson Ave., Parkersburg, WV  26104

Phone: 420-4587 ext.512 / Email: library@park.lib.wv.us

 

West Virginia Family Read Week

The Parkersburg Wood County Young Readers’ Room has special events each day during the week of November 13-18, 2017, in celebration of West Virginia Family Read Week.

Monday:  Fairy Storytime   4-5 p.m.    Read “The Friendship Fairy”, make some crafts, and get a copy of the book to take home!

Tuesday: Read With a Canine Pal  4-6 p.m.   Read with a trained therapy dog.  Call 304-420-4587 , extension 504, to register.

Wednesday: Your Teeth will Thank You 4-5 p.m.   Share a story and learn to take care of your teeth.  Participants will get a free toothbrush, toothpaste, and a tooth saver necklace.

Thursday: A Bad Case of Stripes 4-5 p.m.   We will read “A Bad Case of Stripes”, play some games and make a craft.  (We may even have some Lima Beans like Camilla Cream!)

Friday: Lunch Bunch 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.   We will eat lunch together and spend some quality time reading to our children.

 

Holiday Closing

All Parkersburg Wood County Libraries will be closed on Friday, November 10, 2017 and Saturday, November 11, 2017 to observe the Veteran’s Day holiday.  Our thanks goes out to all veterans for their service to our country.  Libraries will resume regular hours on Monday, November 13, 2017.

 

Emerson Library Closed October 23rd-28th

The Emerson Library is open with regular hours again.  It was closed Monday October 23rd – Saturday 28th – due to replacing the HVAC units on the roof.  We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience during this process!

Pictures of new side entrance and other improvements under construction can be found on our Facebook site!

https://www.facebook.com/parkwoodlib/

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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 being used by the contractor, but you may park in the lower parking lot behind the library and also along the back of the building along the parking lot entrance. In addition, North Parkersburg Baptist Church has been gracious enough to allow library patrons to park in the Friendship Kitchen lot across 31st Street from the Library.

The rear book drop IS open for use.

Remember that all of the branches will be open, and our friendly neighbors at Vienna Public Library will be happy to help.

We appreciate your patience during the renovations which will continue through the end of the year. We hope to be done with the renovations in early 2018.

31st St. entrance shown – below main entrance

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 side lot, and back to the corner of the building by the back book drop. The rear book drop will be open for use. North Parkersburg Baptist Church has been gracious enough to allow library patrons to park in the Friendship Kitchen lot across 31st Street from the Library.

Remember that all of the branches will be open, and our friendly neighbors at Vienna Public Library will be happy to help.

We appreciate your patience during the renovations which will continue through the end of the year. We hope to be done with the renovations in early 2018.

 

Closing Reminder

The Emerson Library will be closed August 6th -13th – to prepare for our upcoming renovations.

Our branches at South Parkersburg, Waverly and Williamstown will remain open.

We ask that you not return materials the week we are closed.  Do not worry about overdues during that time period, since we will not be issuing those notices for a couple weeks.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience during this process!

Picture of new side entrance!

 

 

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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 before (Thursday mornings at 10 a.m.)

For further information, please contact the Division of Personnel at 304-558-3950.