Parkersburg & Wood County Public Library

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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 Update

The Emerson Library will remain closed during the week of August 14-20 as preparations continue for our upcoming renovations.

We will let you know when we are ready to re-open on the Lower Level. In the meantime, our branches at South Parkersburg, Waverly and Williamstown will remain open.

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

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

 

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.

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 to life this celebrated fairy tale when the ‘real’ school assembly doesn’t show-up. The show features vibrant costumes and props all made from everyday objects.” … Bright Star website

Bring the family and join us at any or all of these performances for some fun & hilarity!



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, WV. He has also painted homesteads and pets, on commission.

The library, which is located at 3100 Emerson Avenue in Parkersburg, will display John’s artwork in the gallery above the periodical section until November 29, 2016. For more information, or to inquire about purchasing one of John’s paintings, contact the Reference Librarian at 304-420-4587 ext. 511.