Library in the News

Did you catch our latest library news in the Parkersburg News and Sentinel?

Vienna Public Library reopens doors

“VIENNA — The Vienna Public Library effective immediately will open to the public for 30-minute sessions with no appointment necessary.

Available services include browsing and check-out, curbside pick-up, faxing and on-site notary. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Mondays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday to Fridays.

To ensure social distancing guidelines, occupancy is limited to 15 patrons at a time with a one-way traffic flow using the River Road entrance. Safety precautions include facial coverings, sanitation stations and enhanced cleaning procedures.

Beginning Oct. 5, the library will offer new evening and weekend hours. The library will be open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday and Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 10 a.m.-2 pm. Saturdays.

Also beginning in October, the library’s Adult Services will offer limited, in-person activities that follow social distancing guidelines. To ensure social distancing, in-person activities have a maximum of 10 participants. Registration is required.

Activities also will be available online for those wishing to virtually participate. For more in-person activity details or other library services, call the library at 304-295-7771.”

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Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale


September 17-19, 2020
Thursday, 6-8:00pm
Friday & Saturday, 10-4:00pm

The Friends of the Library will be hosting a socially distanced Fall Book Sale! Help us support the library after an unprecedented year in library service. We hope to see you there!
*Adhering to current state and local guidelines, we offer the following procedures for our sale:

  • Enter through the side door by the library’s outdoor picnic table (on the Neale Elementary side of the building)
  • Exit out the hallway emergency door into the River Road parking lot
  • Occupancy of 10 patrons at a time, staying 6 ft apart
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Face coverings required
  • Pay with cash or card
  • No public restrooms
  • No admittance to the library from the book sale area

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Library In the News

Did you catch our latest library news in the Parkersburg News and Sentinel?

“VIENNA — A West Virginia Humanities Council History Alive! will be presented 6 p.m. March 5 at the Vienna Public Library in honor of Women’s History Month.

Tubman was born into slavery in Maryland, but escaped through the Underground Railroad in 1849. She became the most famous leader of that network, aiding slaves in their escape to Free states as well as Canada.

For more than 11 years, Tubman repeatedly returned to the eastern shore of Maryland, rescuing 70 slaves in 13 expeditions, earning her the nickname “Moses.”

When the Civil War erupted, her underground experiences and knowledge of covert operations made her an invaluable resource to federal officers. She was a spy, nurse, scout and guide for Union troops and was the first woman to lead an armed expedition in the war, an expedition which liberated more than 700 slaves at Combahee Ferry in South Carolina.

Tubman is among character presentations offered through the West Virginia Humanities Council’s History Alive! program as a means of exploring history by interaction with noteworthy historical figures.

Historical characterization is the vehicle for this program. Humanities scholars have researched the writings, speeches and biographies of the characters they portray and whenever possible, use their original words.

Evans resides in West Virginia and is co-founder of Voices from the Earth, a non-profit arts organization. She has served as the president of the West Virginia Storytelling Guild, has been the featured vocalist and storyteller for “Peter and the Wolf” with the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra and her work, “Climbing up the Beanstalk,” was adapted for stage by director Thomas Reese and performed at the Cincinnati State Community College.”

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