Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Google Livestream Events for Small Business

Due to the current situation with the Covid-10 virus the next Google Livestream Event for small business will be accessible from your home computer:

Livestream: Manage Your Business Remotely in Times of Uncertainty
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
9:00AM - 10:00AM PT / 12:00PM - 1:00PM ET
Registration link: g.co/grow/smallbizlivestream

Thursday, April 16, 2020

West Virginia 211

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Library Closing due to Covid-19

As you may know, the library has been closed to patrons since March 16th. We will remain closed until it is determined to be safe to reopen.

In the meantime:

If your library card expires in March or April, it will automatically be renewed. If it has expired before that, you can call the library on weekdays to see about renewing it. All materials that were due in March or April have been renewed until the first of May.

These digital services will be available during this time:

WV Deli - thousands of  fiction and nonfiction ebooks, audiobooks, and movies
Freegal - music of many types
RB Digital - audiobooks, ebooks, and over 80 magazines (best link from the blog)
Gale EBooks - Reference books on many topics including many on medicine, social science, education. Additional reference books from Salem Press may be found under the title History of the Sixties near the bottom of the main page.
Heritage Quest - Genealogical information including census records, books, Revolutionary War records, Freedman's Bank records, and obituaries.

Very limited staff will be in the building Monday through Friday from 9-5 to answer phone and email requests and to sanitize and check in items from the book drop. There will be no one available in the building on Saturday. The refdesk@weirton.lib.wv.us email account is being monitored so you can send your questions there.

The Facebook account is being monitored by two staff members working from home. We have been posting crafts, virtual story times, projects to do at home, stories read by authors and celebrities, notices from the city and county, a few library or book oriented jokes to lighten things up, and educational sites with free access during this time to our Facebook page.

If you need to contact us by phone, please be patient. The staff that is in the building is doing other tasks while monitoring the phone. Sometimes we are on the other line or in another part of the building.

During the time the building is staffed, we are opening the foyer at the front entrance so that people can access tax forms if needed. Book sale books have also been placed in the foyer. Anyone who needs something to read may take these for free. Since the space is small, we would request that only one person at a time use it to maintain social distancing.

Please stay well everyone!

Census 2020

Your response matters! Health clinics. Fire departments. Schools. Even roads and highways. The census can shape many different aspects of your community Census results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year. The results determine how many seats in Congress each state gets. Either send back the form you received in the mail or complete the form at https://my2020census.gov/ It's important for our community!

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