Monday, December 23, 2019

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

VITA Tax Assistance

We have received the following schedule for VITA Tax Assistance at the Mary H. Weir Public Library. Those providing this service are volunteers who are sharing their time and knowledge to help the community. The schedule may change if necessary.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Census Jobs

On December 10th from 12:00-2:00 and December 12th from 10:00-2:00 a representative of the Census Bureau will be available at the library to speak to those interested in census jobs.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Why Participate in the Census?

There are many reasons everyone should participate in the Census count next year. It is important to our community. Our local nonprofits use the data from the Census to prove our community has a need when they apply for Grants. Organizations who fund grants look at the statistics that applicants share about their community including information like the number of citizens in each age group, the average income, unemployment, and special needs to help make the decisions about which communities have the most need for the money they are giving.

 In addition:

Only statistics gathered by the Census are published. Your personal information such as your name and age is kept private for 72 years after the census is taken. 

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Book Discussion - November 9, 2019 11:00 a.m. to Noon

The book discussion for November will be Dreams of Falling by Karen White. The dreams and friendship of three girls are tested by romance and tragedy. The secrets they keep affect not only their lives, but the lives of the next two generations. This title is available through interlibrary loan or download from Overdrive.

Saturday, October 5, 2019


As part of our continuing effort to serve as a resource for our community, The Mary H. Weir Public Library is partnering with Google to  host a livestream Grow with Google Event for small business. The event is titled SPRUCE UP YOUR HOLIDAY MARKETING PLAN and will occur on Wednesday, October 16, at noon. This is a free event similar to the Grow with Google events for small businesses we held this summer.  Attendees must register in advance through the link attached to the name of the event above. The program is scheduled to last slightly more than an hour. Since it is a lunch time event, attendees are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

BHJ Planning Commission Survey for Long Range Transportation Needs

Brooke Hancock Jefferson Metropolitan Planning Commission wants to hear from you about your thoughts to design the “Long Range Transportation Plan 2045” for this region. Please take a moment and click on the link below to fill out a short survey. It will help us better prepare our transportation projects for the transportation and economic challenges that our region is anticipating in future.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Book SALE!

Just a reminder - This Saturday, August 24, Noon to 4, will be our last day for the big book sale in the garage. More books have been added. If you can still use VHS, we have loads. We also have a lot of good children's audio books on cassette tape if you still have a cassette player.

Part Time Janitorial Position

Position available: Experienced part time janitor/custodian needed. Pay rate: $9.19 per hour

The Mary H. Weir Public Library has a part time janitorial/housekeeping position for an experienced person who has cleaning, handyman, electrical and carpentry skills.

The individual must be able to lift and carry items including boxes of books and ladders. The individual must be able to climb and perform maintenance tasks while standing on a ladder. Tasks may include shoveling snow, cutting grass, clearing leaves, cleaning restrooms, running a vacuum, cleaning shelving and windows, and operating gas and electrical powered tools and equipment including a snow blower. The individual should be able to perform basic maintenance tasks, oversee supply inventory, order supplies by phone or online, communicate with outside repair services, relay those communications to library administration, and perform other tasks for the facility not listed in this description as needed. The individual will drive library vans, perform basic maintenance, and maintain vehicle logs. The individual should be self-motivated. Employee evaluations will include demonstrated ability to recognize what needs to be done and to accomplish tasks efficiently.

The individual must have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record and must be able to pass a security check.

Education requirement: Must have a GED or high school diploma

Individual must be available to work mornings, afternoons, and/or evenings, weekdays and/or weekends as needed. Position will be available until filled.  

Submit Cover Letter, Resume, and References to:
Mary H. Weir Public Library
Richard Rekowski, Director
3442 Main Street
Weirton, WV  26062

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

We are selling books for $2.50 a bag plus tax. We provide the bag. Give a home to some homeless books! They need a home, and we need the space!

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Join us next Wednesday for this free event! Four one hour workshops will be offered by Google staff. 

  • Discover Digital Resource to Empower Your Community (for Nonprofits)
  • Reach Customers Online with Google
  • Get Your Business Online
  • Digital Skills for Everyday Tasks
To participate, register at

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Reference Books Available Full Text Online!

Did you know that we have two sets of reference books available online full text? We have over 50 books available from Gale Publishers. We have a variety of subjects but many of them concern health and education (funding college, test preparation, etc) If you go to our web page and click on GVRL Research Matters, you will see the whole list. You can also search all of the books at one time by using the search bar on the icon. The other company we have books from is Salem Press/Greyhouse Publishing. We have a much smaller collection from this company. Many of them cover social issues. The two newest titles we will soon add to this collection will be on Immigration and Drug Use and Abuse. To find this collection, you have to click on an old link at the bottom of our page called The History of the Sixties. After you put your library card number in you will see a search bar to search all the books in the collection and under it a list of the books so that they can be read individually.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Book Discussion to be Rescheduled

Due to a schedule conflict, May's book discussion will have to be rescheduled for either Monday evening or the following Saturday. If you were planning on attending, please let us know your preference by emailing, messaging our Facebook account, taking the poll on our Facebook page, or calling the library. 

Thursday, April 25, 2019

This is a Foundation Center Workshop and will be held at Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management Robert Morris University, Heinz 57 Center,339 Sixth Avenue, Suite 750. More details are available by following the link at the bottom of the page.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

New Library Group for Kids!

ALL children are welcome, from toddlers through teens. Children under 10 should be accompanied by an adult.

New Library Group

Presentation on The Tuskegee Airmen

Join us tomorrow night!

Monday, February 4, 2019

Monday, January 28, 2019

New Streaming Service

Our RB Digital Resources are growing! Now not only do we have eBooks, audio books, magazines and independent films, but Acorn TV has now been added to the collection. When you sign in to Acorn TV through the library, you get free access for one week. If you have already created an account for one of the other RB digital services, you will need to use the same username and password that your created then.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Tax Season is Coming Soon!

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We have tax forms!

Come down to Mary H. Weir Public Library to pick up your tax forms and get a head start on tax season!

While you're there, make sure to ask about, a program the library offers that allows families with incomes up to $66,000 to use free H&R Block software on the internet to prepare and file their own state and federal tax returns for free.

This is offered through a collaboration of the Mary H Weir Library, the West Virginia Alliance For Sustainable Families, Weirton United Way, and H&R Block  (Photo credit D. Dorsch)

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

If your local nonprofit organization has an event or service that you would like to publicize, the library has a new way to do that. We have recently installed monitors in the library lobby. If you would like to have an event publicized, email your information or flyer to The information is easier to read if it is set up horizontally or landscape and as a picture file or .jpg. PowerPoint slides can also be inserted directly into the app. Adobe files cannot be inserted into the software directly, and we currently do not have the software to transfer them into other formats. Including a logo for your nonprofit is also helpful as we have been trying to include the logos in the corner to make it easier to identify the organization holding the event. We hope to use these for many purposes including public awareness of events and services, art and history displays, televised news, and even teleconferencing in the future.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Used Book Donations

The Library would like to thank all those who have enriched our collection by so generously donating used books. We evaluate all donations according to condition, appropriateness for the collection, and community interest. Some donations are designated for use in the collection, some are sold at book sale and the proceeds benefit the library, and some materials are recycled. We ask that all donated materials be clean and free of odors.

We are always glad to take current popular fiction, history, literature, children’s books, DVDs, CDs, and materials and pictures related to the history of our local area like the Weirton Steel Bulletin, Goldenseal, Wild Wonderful West Virginia, City Directories, and Yearbooks from any of the schools in Hancock County or adjoining counties.
Textbooks, computer books, medical books, mass market paperbacks, business books, professional books and encyclopedias whose most recent printing date is greater than 10 years old
Magazines and journals other than the Weirton Steel Bulletin, Goldenseal, Wild Wonderful West Virginia or other West Virginia specific materials. The Library has a very complete collection of National Geographic and regrets that no further donations can be accepted.
Reader’s Digest Condensed Books
Materials copied from another source
Adult jigsaw puzzles
Cassette tapes, VHS tapes, and computer software
Training manuals or workbooks from specific classes or workshops
Instruction books for specific appliances or equipment
Some other items that we generally can use donations of are things we can use in our programming like craft supplies, serving platters or trays. nice tablecloths (plastic or material), wooden children’s puzzles, puppets, Legos and Duplos, board games and card games. Of course we can always use surplus office supplies like pens, pencils, paper, envelopes, etc.
Thank you for supporting the Mary H. Weir Public Library!

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