Library in the News

Did you catch our latest library news in the Parkersburg News and Sentinel?

Gardening workshops

“VIENNA — The Fridays at the Library gardening series will begin in February at the Vienna Public Library.

The series is in its sixth year and is held noon-3 p.m. Fridays beginning Feb. 7 at the library. Gardening enthusiasts of all skill levels are welcome.

Past topics have included beneficial insects, kitchen garden herbs, improving garden soil and other subjects. Master Gardeners are present at each session to help answer questions.

The workshops are sponsored by the Wood County Master Gardeners, WVU Extension Service and the library. All events are free and open to the public.

Door prizes such as seed packets and herbs will be available as well as healthy refreshments.

Master Gardeners are extension volunteers trained in small-scale food production, horticulture, and gardening. Volunteers in turn share their knowledge with the community.

The Parkersburg-Wood County Public Library Arboretum, Armstrong Garden in Williamstown, Edison Arboretum and several area Community Gardens are among past projects of the Master Gardeners.

For more information, call J.J. Barrett at 304-424-1960 or”

Click here to see the article in the Parkersburg News & Sentinel.

Library In the News

Did you catch our latest library news in the Parkersburg News and Sentinel?

Cartoonist Charles Schulz will be the subject of a West Virginia History Alive! on Nov. 21 at the Vienna Public Library. The famed and beloved creator of the Peanuts comic strip will be portrayed by James Froemel of Maidsville, W.Va. The program is free, but registration is required.

“VIENNA — The creator of the beloved Peanuts cartoon strips will be the subject of a History Alive! program in November at the Vienna Public Library.

The library will present “Charles Schulz (1922-2000): A History Alive Program” at 6 p.m. Nov. 21, the birthday of Charles Schulz. The program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register or for more information, call the Library at 304-295-7771…”

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We’re Hiring – Library Circulation Clerks

The Library is hiring Circulation Clerks!

A great job for those just starting out in the workforce or for those looking to pick up some extra cash in retirement!

This position performs a variety of library circulation and clerical procedures involving basic support services and services to patrons. We are looking to hire TWO part-time clerks, one for 12-16 hrs/week and one for 16-24 hrs/week.

Hours will vary each week depending on summer program times.

Applicant must have open availability throughout the week including day and evening hours, Monday through Friday, as well as be available Saturdays from 10-5pm. The hourly pay is $9.00.

Click on the following link for more information:

Circulation Clerk Job Description

Summer Reading 2019

Blast off into reading this summer with A Universe of Stories – our 2019 Summer Reading Program! ALL ages can join the library in reading, learning, and having fun this summer. 

Programs this year include Galaxy tie-dye, space crafts, STAR-LAB planetarium, COSI On Wheels, rocket-ship parade, rocket building, trivia nights, movies and MORE!



Summer Reading Blast-Off Ice Cream Party 

June 6, 3-7:00pm

Stop in anytime for an ice cream sundae and register for Summer Reading! You’ll receive a reading log, free goodies, and details for all our summer programs and prizes.


Follow these links to find more information on your program!

Kids (Ages 2-5th Grade)
Teens (6-12th Grade)
Adults (18+)

Introducing Gale Courses

Looking to learn a new skill or further your career options? Let Gale Courses be the first step in achieving your goals!

Courses being offered now: Medical Terminology, Accounting Fundamentals, Introduction to Microsoft Office Suite 2016, Creating a Website, Computer Programming, Sign Language, Interior Design, Photography, QuickBooks, Classroom Management, SAT/ACT/GRE Prep Courses, Investing Basics, and MUCH more!


Click on the following link for access:

Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online.   As a library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.

How to Enroll:

1. Find courses by browsing through the categories on the left of your screen or by using the search bar above.  Click “Enroll Now” next to the course of your choice.

2. Select your course start date and click “Continue.”

3. Create a free Gale Courses account, or sign in to an existing ed2go account.

  • New Students – Enter your email address in the New Student area and click “Create Account.” Complete the “Account and Student Information” page and then click “Continue.”
  • Returning Students – Enter your account email and password and then click “Sign In.”

You will use your Gale Courses account email and password to log in to the My Classroom area to view your lessons once your session begins.

4. Enter your library barcode in the box labeled Submit.  Then click “Use Library Card” to complete your enrollment.

We’re Hiring – Summer Assistant

The Library is hiring a Summer Assistant!

A great summer job for college or high school students who want to work in education or kid’s programming!

This position is to support the Youth Services Librarian in the planning and execution of the library’s summer reading program.

The assistant will work from May 28th to July 26th for approximately 16 hours a week. Hours will vary each week depending on summer program times. Assistant must have open availability throughout the week including day and evening hours, Monday through Friday (no weekend hours!). The hourly pay is $9.50.

Click on the following link for more information:

Summer Assistant Job Description

We’re Hiring-Custodial Services Contractor

The Library is hiring a Custodial Services Contractor!

This position is to complete the duties outlined in the links below on a weekly basis. The pay is $500/month for an independent contractor (will be given a 1099 form at the end of the year). Preferred schedule is Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings.

Click on the following links for more information:

Custodial Services Job Description

Custodian Contract

Custodial Services Duties