Food for Fines

November 14-18 – Food for Fines

Bring in 1 can or box of non-perishable food FOR EVERY $1.00 in fines you owe and we will remove your fines.

1 item = $1.00 in fines

This is your chance to clear your library account! NO expired items will be accepted.

Food will be donated to the Wayside United Methodist Church pantry.

Mayor’s Creative Writing Contest Prompts!

Grand Prize Winners!

Congratulations to the grand prize winners of the Mayor’s Creative Writing Contest!!

Adults: Sonya Ashby
Teens: Charis Made
Kids: Davey Brooks

Your prizes are waiting at the desk!

Writing Prompt for week of 10/16/17:

“All right, you’ve told your story. That’s how you remember it. But there’s another story: my story. And my story begins with_______ ”

Adult: Corinne Full
Teens: Abby Tanner
Kids: Zack Guthrie

Congratulations to our winners. You can pick up your prize at the front desk of the library! We will announce our Grand Prize winners next week, and writing will be on display at the library in November!

Writing Prompt for week of 10/9/17:

“Only another mile, I thought, keeping my head down. I watched each foot rise and fall, rise and fall, losing myself in the rhythm of it. I thought of what was on the other side of the mountain, and I remembered _______ ”

Adult: Sonya Ashby
Teens: Haven Read
Kids: Davey Brooks
You can pick up your prize at the front desk of the library!

Writing Prompt for week of 10/2/17:

“It flashed through the sky and then was gone. Lucy was sure she had seen a UFO and was equally sure aliens were here to secretly make contact with a human being. Maybe they would choose her. Maybe she would get to visit their ship. Maybe _______ ”

Adult: Vicki Geslak
Teens: Abby Tanner
Kids: Zach Guthrie
You can pick up your prize at the front desk of the library!

Writing Prompt for week of 9/26/17: 

“We took turns guarding the door, neither of us sleeping very much. Ricky looked nervous, and suddenly I felt bad about getting him involved. I shouldn’t have _______ ”

Adult: Sonya Ashby
Teens: Charis Mace
Kids: ___________ (We didn’t have any kids entries this week! If you know a kid who likes to write, let them know about our contest!)
You can pick up your prize at the front desk of the library!

Writing Prompt for week of 9/18/17: 

“I watched the hawk high in the sky float, and float. Then it tucked its head in and dove like a missile straight toward ______________”

Kids – Ricardo Salazar
Teens – Echo Full
Adults – R.J. Lowe
Please come to the library front desk to pick up your prize!


For more information about the writing contest see our post here.

Good luck entrants!

The Mayor’s Creative Writing Contest

Our Creative Writing Club and Mayor Rapp have teamed up to create a contest at the Vienna Public Library this Fall! Mayor Rapp has graciously agreed to sponsor our prizes. You write – you could win $25 or $50 gift cards to Regal Cinemas or

How It Works:

  • The library will release a writing prompt every Monday for 5 weeks, starting 9/18, on Facebook, our website, & in the library.
  • Entries are due Saturday of the same week by 5pm.
  • Include your name, phone number, and age on your entry.
  • Write a 1 page* (8 1/2 x11) story using the prompt and drop it off or email it to the library:
  • Writers must live in Wood or Washington County, or have a Vienna library card.
  • Three weekly winners will be chosen (kids, teens, & adults) and receive fabulous prizes (gift cards for movies and Amazon). 
  • Mayor Rapp will read the weekly winners’ entries the week of October 30 and award a grand prize for each age group!

    * No rules about font size, spacing, formatting, handwriting, etc. We just need to be able to read it. You can enter for multiple weeks, even if you win one week. You will receive confirmation that we received your story electronically if submitted by e-mail. 

Contact Cate, our Youth Services Director at 304-295-7771, ext. 2, or e-mail her at

Friends of the Library: Book Sale

fall book sale

October 16-21 is National Friends of the Library week! To celebrate, the Friends of the Library’s Fall Book Sale will be October 20-21st from 10-5pm each day. The preview sale for Friends members only will be October 19th from 6-8pm. Most books are $1 each, newer editions are $4.

On Saturday the 21st from 10-2pm, books will be half-price. At 2pm, the Friends will provide plastic bags for our popular bag sale. Each bag will be $2. Patrons must use the bags we provide.

The Library is currently accepting books for this sale. When the library’s capacity for storage is filled, we ask that books be taken to the Vienna City building at 609 29th St. Please note that we cannot accept encyclopedias, magazines, dictionaries, textbooks, or damaged books. Thank you!

Upcoming Friends Meeting Dates: Sept. 19 and Nov. 14 at 6:30pm



Design a Mural for Our Library!

We need your bottle caps!

The Vienna Public Library is making a bottle cap mural and would like to invite you to create the design. Please use the form below to design a mural for us and return this sheet to the front desk. Winning design will be recreated into a bottle cap mural to be kept as a long term installation in our meeting room. (Please no copyrighted characters).

Design a Mural form!

Vienna Public Library staff will pick the top 5 murals. Patrons can vote on their favorite July 16-26. Winner will be announced at the end of Summer Reading July 28th, 2017! Work on the mural will begin soon after and it should be finished in August 2017.

Need Volunteers?

Does your group need volunteers? Are you interested in volunteering in our community, but aren’t sure where to start?

We have a program for that!

Our Library’s Summer Reading Program this year is entitled “Build a Better World.” We believe the first step is giving back to our local communities. To help our patrons with this task, we are hosting a Volunteer Fair on July 1st from 11-2pm. We are looking for non-profit groups who would be interested in holding a table advertising your group with the goal of gaining new volunteers. We are also inviting local groups, such as the boy scouts, who seek volunteer work to attend. We know the work you do in our community is enhanced by the help of fantastic volunteers.

Our goal for this fair is to provide a space for your group to advertise needs or to simply advocate your cause to our library patrons. Please contact our Adult Services Coordinator as soon as possible if your group is interested in participating as our space is limited. You can e-mail her at or call 304-295-7771, ext. 3.

Library News!

Click here to view our full newsletter for May-August 2017 with lots information about what is happening at the library for the Summer Reading Program! Some highlights from the newsletter are posted below.

Newsletter Tidbits:

Summer Reading Program:

Our sign-up party is June 8th at 6:00! Get a free tote bag and an ice cream sundae! We have programs for all ages, from babies to seniors! You can sign-up any time at the desk starting June 9th!

Technology Questions?

The library is now offering basic technology instruction. We can help with setting up an e-mail account, using Microsoft Office, and more. Call or e-mail to schedule an appointment today!

Teen Council Supply Drive:

From June 8—July 28, the Teen Council will have a supply drive at the library for the Children’s Home Society’s Transitional Living program for homeless teens. See the newsletter for more information.

New Board Member

The Vienna Library Board would like to thank outgoing President, Jim Edwards, for 12 years of dedicated service to the Library. Mr. and Mrs. Edwards are relocating to North Carolina and will be greatly missed. Vice President, J. Ryan Full, will act in the absence of the president for the remainder of the term. The empty seat on the Board will be filled by Amy Walsh. Amy, along with her husband and 2 young daughters, is an avid  library user and public educator in the Wood County School System. Amy and her family have been Vienna residents for the past 7 years. Welcome Amy!