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Wood County Public Library rolls back services over virus

PARKERSBURG — Due to the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic in Wood County, all locations of the Parkersburg and Wood County Public Library will be moving to a reduced service plan called Curbside Plus, beginning Monday, according to Director Brian Raitz.

The library’s decision is based on the State’s DHHR county map which currently shows Wood County in the red. Each Friday, the library will re-evaluate the plan for the next week, based on DHHR’s county alert system.

Under Curbside Plus, browsing at the library will not be available, but books and movies will still be available. Cardholders may place holds on materials through the library’s website at parkwoodlib.com or call to request a maximum of two items. The library will phone or email customers when their orders are ready for pickup.

Digital books, audiobooks, movies, and magazines are always available 24/7 with a library card and PIN. Notary service will be provided by appointment only. Self-serve computer sessions will be available by appointment only, and for a maximum of 30 minutes. The library requests that appointments be made at least one business day in advance.

All locations will be closed on Saturdays until the infection or case numbers go down. All locations will be closed Thanksgiving Day.

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