Parkersburg, Iowa is a great place to do business, live and raise a family. Our community slogan is "Come Grow With Us." Located in the southern part of Butler County, Iowa, the quality of life in Parkersburg is outstanding, and people continue to have a "can do" attitude.

The Parkersburg school system is a strength within our community, featuring outstanding educators and a staff who put kids first. Recreational opportunities are plentiful, with a swimming pool, two golf courses, three parks, a fitness center, ball parks, and a campground, just to highlight a few.

Come visit Parkersburg, Iowa and see "first hand" what makes our community special.

Avenue of Flags


Set up for Avenue of Flags will take place Saturday, May 26th at 6:00 am. If you would like to help, please meet at the Vet's Building (110 Colfax St., Parkersburg). After the flags are set up, volunteers are welcome to join us for breakfast at the Vet's building. Take down of the flags will be Tuesday, May 29th at 6:00pm. Once again, please meet at the Vet's building. Afterwards, a light dinner will be served for volunteers. Anyone is welcome to join us with set up or takedown. We hope to see you there!


Library News

Thank you to all who attended the Bike Safety program and thanks to Mr. Lex for teaching some valuable lessons on keeping safe on the roads!  Please see photo of the program with this article.

Please enjoy this book series review by one of our library patrons:

“Books in a Series -Have you ever read books that are in a series? Maybe you thought that if you read the first one, the rest of them would be boring since you would already know what was going to happen. Not so with the three books by Kathleen Fuller that center around the Birch Creek Amish - A Reluctant Bride, An Unbroken Heart, and A Love Made New. The books center around three sisters and how they cope with life as it enfolds. If you think that the Amish people are somehow very different than you are, here are a few of the areas encompassed in these books: the sudden death of parents, survivor’s guilt, alcoholism, fraud, physical and mental abuse, confession of a hit and run driver, a drug addict turned state’s evidence now in witness protection, hurt and forgiveness. Kathleen Fuller writes very descriptively but allows the reader to draw conclusions as he/she reads. She shows all the characters’ opinions and feelings towards situations making the reader see that there are many sides to what happens in life. I would recommend that you try these books - they are not hard to read and yet, they pull in the reader with the honest, open treatment of life no matter what your religious affiliations are.” -Nina Schmitz

Please join us in welcoming Gloria Schiller to our library!  Gloria will be working as our new library director, beginning May 22.  Stop in at the library to meet her and give her a warm welcome!

New Fiction:   Lone Witness by Rachel Dylan, He by John Connolly, Robert B. Parker’s Old Black Magic by Ace Atkins, The Pearl Sister: CeCe’s Story by Lucinda Riley, Together Forever by Jody Hedlund, The Forgotten Road by Richard Paul Evans, The 17th Suspect by James Patterson, A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas, The High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews, The Other Lady Vanishes by Amanda Quick.

New Non-Fiction:   Measure What Matters by John E. Doerr, The Miracle of Dunkirk by Walter Lord, Secret Empires by Peter Schweizer, A Higher Loyalty by James Comey.

Calendar of Events:

 May 16, 23, 30    Wednesday Morning Story Time   10:00-11:00.

 May 21, June 4, 11, 18, 25    Clothes Closet,     6:00-7:30 pm.

May 16,   Dementia Program, Part 1, 1:00 pm.

May 23,   Dementia Program, Part 2,  1:00 pm.

May 28,  Memorial Day,  Library will be closed.

May 29-June 2    Summer Reading Program sign-up begins

 Library Hours:

Monday 10-8

Tuesday 10-5:30

Wednesday 10-8

Thursday 10-5:30

Friday 10-5:30

Saturday 10-1

Website: http://www.parkersburg.lib.ia.us

Government & Services
On the Parkersburg City Government & Services page, find essential services information for the Fire Department, Police Department, Emergency Medical Services & City Hall, as well as links to the City Council, its Committees & Boards, and meeting minutes.
City Hall: 319-346-2262, Police Department: 319-346-2422, Parkersburg Economic Development: 319-346-1023
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POSTED 27th December 2012

Learn about the History of Parkersburg and our Historical Society. Also, find links to the following Community pages:

American Legion &
Legion Auxiliary

Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts
Parkersburg Churches
Lions Club
Rotary Club

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