Thursday, December 10, 2015

Due to the holidays, Family Movie Night will be tonight at 6:00. Join us for a relaxing evening amid the holiday rush.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Community Resources

Saturday, November 7, 2015

The Upper Ohio Valley Diabetes Coalition will be hosting a free workshop, “The Diabetes Self-Management Program” for persons with diabetes and their caregivers. The workshop begins Tuesday November 17th and continues for 6 weeks. It will be held at the Mary H Weir Library located on Main Street in Weirton from 10 to 11:45 am. During the program the participants will learn and discuss their role in the care and management of diabetes, use self-help tools to balance and manage their diabetes, and identify common problems among people with diabetes. “By defining healthy eating and exercise, participants in the end will take charge of life and feel better,” states Cindy Webster, RN, instructor of the workshop. You may register at the Library or by calling the Hancock County Health Department at 304-563-3343.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Hunger Awareness

In conjunction with the Bread Basket's Hunger Awareness Program and our live online visit with Lois Brandt, the author of Maddi's Fridge, the library is collecting food for fines until November 14th. For each canned or boxed nonperishable food item brought in, the library will take $2 off of a fine on returned items.

If you are giving to a food pantry this year, please consider the following much needed items: Boxed Mac and Cheese or Potatoes, Canned Tuna or Chicken, Canned Soup, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Canned Vegetables, Rice, Dried Beans, Pasta, Spaghetti Sauce and Cereal. Please make sure the food is not outdated.

The Library Staff joined with Weirton City Employees to donate food for Make a Difference Day. The food was sent to a local food pantry.

One School, One Book, One Community

If you enjoyed The World According to Humphrey, check out more of Humphrey's adventures from the display in the library or download them through the Cafe for Kids on WV Deli.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Columbus Day Holiday

The library will be closed Monday for the Columbus Day holiday. We will be open from 10-5 today, and from 10-8 Tuesday. Today will be the last day for the Book Sale in the garage. We will continue to have a small selection of books for sale in the lobby.

Annual WWC Basket Raffle

The baskets are coming! The Literary Department of the GFWC WWC are bringing in baskets for their annual Basket Raffle. They will be put on display as soon as they all arrive. There will be a Steelers and a WVU basket again this year. Past basket themes have also included Chocolate, Italian, Tea and Toys. The drawing will be held in early December and proceeds benefit the library.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Regent Nancy Valles of the Fort Steuben Chapter of the DAR, along with her daughter Vickie Joseph, recently presented Library Director Richard Rekowski with a donation of America's Women in the Revolutionary Era 1760-1790: A History Through Bibliography, a three volume reference set.

Recently,  we were thrilled to be gifted with a magnifier to enlarge print for those with low vision. This is an older model designed for the visually impaired with a lighted black and white screen. The display switches from positive to negative and varies the magnification. This equipment makes it much easier to read fine print on documents or magnify anything that needs to be made larger to be seen clearly. It will be a great benefit to all of us whose vision isn't what it used to be.

Monday, September 21, 2015

September is Literacy Month. In honor of the occasion, the Mayor issued a proclamation. Literacy Coordinator Pam Makricosta, Literacy Tutor Joanne Morrison, and Library Director Richard Rekowski are seen here receiving the proclamation from Mayor Miller.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

CHANGE, Inc. Conducting Homebuyer Education Classes
CHANGE, Inc., a private non-profit Community Action agency serving the northern panhandle of West Virginia, will be conducting a Homebuyer Education Class on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at the Mary H. Weir Public Library, 3442 Main Street, Weirton, WV 26062. Call the library at 304-797-8510 for directions.

Registration for the classes is MANDATORY. Completed application forms and credit reports must be submitted seven days before the class. Applications can be downloaded from the CHANGE, Inc. website,, under the Community Services, Housing Counseling tab. Applications are available at the CHANGE, Inc. office located at 3158 West Street, Weirton, WV or CHANGE, Inc. Outreach Office at 700 First Street, Moundsville, WV.

A credit report from all three of the major credit reporting agencies less than 60 days old with a credit score is acceptable to submit with your completed application. You can order your credit report from CHANGE, Inc. is able to provide you with the necessary credit reports with a credit score; Credit report fees are $15.95 for a single report and $23.90 for a joint report. Please bring or mail your check or money order for the correct amount noted with your completed application seven days prior to the scheduled class.
If you are interested in taking this class, but have more questions, please feel free to contact Joy Reese 304-797-7733, or visit CHANGE, Inc.’s website at under the Housing tab, and select the Housing Counseling option.

Homebuyer Education Class Schedule for the Remainder of 2015:


Mary H. Weir Library
3442 Main Street  Weirton WV 26062                              304-797-8510                     


New Martinsville Library
160 Washington Street, New Martinsville, WV                304-455-4545                


Lynn Murray Memorial Public Library
601 Railroad Street, Chester WV  26034                           304-387-1010


New Martinsville Library
160 Washington Street, New Martinsville, WV                304-455-4545                


Benwood/ McMechen Housing Authority
2200 Marshall St., Benwood WV                                      304-233-0830


Mary H. Weir Library
3442 Main Street  Weirton WV 26062                              304-797-8510                           

*Schedule is subject to change.
**Class is from 9:00AM to 4:00PM except for Hancock County; those classes will start at 10:00AM.**

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