Saturday, May 30, 2015

Vote for your favorite Classic Children's Book!

During the month of June, the library will be encouraging library patrons of all ages to vote for their favorite classic children’s book. Patrons can vote two ways. There will be a display between the children’s section and the periodical section of the library listing over 100 classic children’s books. Ballots will be available under the poster. Patrons can write their favorite on a ballot and drop it in the container under the poster. This poster contains suggestions, but patrons may write in their own choices. One of the definitions of classic books is that they have stood the test of time, so we are looking for books that have entertained a couple of generations of children, not just current bestsellers. The second way that patrons may vote is to email their selection to The titles of the children’s books that get the most votes will be put on the risers of the inside staircase on the Sarah Lane side of the building.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Resources for Community Planning and Grant Writing Workshop

The Mary H. Weir Public Library will present a community workshop, Friday morning, May 15, 2015 from 9:00 – Noon. The subject of the workshop will be Resources for Community Planning and Grant Writing.

Guest Speakers will include:

Mr. John Deskins, Director, Bureau of Business and Economic Research, West Virginia University

Mr. Michael Paprocki, Director, Brooke, Hancock, Jefferson Regional Planning Commission

Molly Krichten, Library Development Director, West Virginia Library Commission
Mr. Deskins will introduce the Bureau’s mission and operations and give insight as to the data and sources used in providing community information useful for West Virginia’s business planning. The Bureau annually publishes West Virginia Economic Outlook.

Mr. Paprocki will introduce the Planning Commission’s mission and operations giving insight to data and information used for community planning.

Director Rik Rekowski of the Weirton Library and Molly Krichten will address public data and information resources of West Virginia’ public libraries that may be useful for community planning. These will include resources provided by the Foundation Center for grant research and writing which are available at the Mary H. Weir Public Library.

This workshop is open to library patrons and community groups interested in learning about statistical data relating to West Virginia and applying this data in grant writing and planning for our communities.

Reservations are suggested. They can be made by calling the Weirton Library at 304-797-8510 or emailing

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