Public Library

Library Time Line

1905 - The Parkersburg Free Library began in the First Methodist-Episcopal Church.

1929 - The Library was moved to the Charles Wolf home that today is the Parkersburg Historical Home.

1966 - The Ed & Elizabeth Kothe estate left $100,000 for the construction of a new library that is located in the downtown area. It was completed in 1969. The building was a total of 5606 SF (2588 SF for the first floor/ 3018 SF for the basement).

2012 - The library expansion/ renovation project was completed. The main floor of the existing library was renovated and a 1789 square foot children's addition was added. The expansion/ renovation project cost was $463,728. This was for the
building and carpet. New shelving was purchased for $40,128. All other furnishings were in addition to these costs.

Library Hours:

Monday 10-8
Tuesday 10-5:30
Wednesday 10-8
Thursday 10-5:30
Friday 10-5:30
Saturday 10-1