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Closed for Thanksgiving 2020
11/26/2020
​The library will be closed for Thanksgiving, Thursday and Friday, November 26 and 27, 2020. We will resume phone calls and emails on Monday, November 30, 2020. The library will reopen to the public on December 1, 2020. Happy holidays!...read more
2020 WV Family Read Week
11/15/2020
November 15-21 is West Virginia Family Read Week. The WVLC encourages you and your library to take part in celebrating the week with special events and projects to promote family reading....read more
Closed for Veteran's Day
11/11/2020
The West Virginia Library Commission will be closed for Veteran's Day, November 11, 2020....read more
Closed for Columbus Day 2020
10/12/2020
The Library Commission will be closed for Columbus Day, Monday, 10/12. We will reopen on Tuesday, 10/13, and resume taking reservations for our 1-5 PM timeslot....read more
One Book One West Virginia Virtual Book Discussion: Cavedweller
08/01/2020
Join fellow West Virginians August 1 through the 15, 2020, as the West Virginia Center for the Book holds its first virtual book discussion. The group is discussing Cavedweller by Dorothy Allison....read more
Schedule Pick-Ups and Returns!
07/15/2020
Contact-free walk up, and curbside pickup of library materials is available by appointment at the West Virginia Library Commission....read more
Commission Meeting for April 17 is Cancelled
04/17/2020
The meeting scheduled for April 17th has been cancelled....read more
Census Response Map
04/01/2020
If you'd like to keep up to date with who is responding to the census across the nation...read more
West Virginia Indie Author Project
04/01/2020
West Virginia Indie Author Project...read more
WVLC Reading Room Closed to the Public
03/17/2020
In order to help avoid spread of COVID-19, the West Virginia Library Commission Reading Room will be indefinitely closed to the public beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020. All online resources and books will remain available....read more
Coronavirus Precautions
03/13/2020
Your health matters to the Library Commission. To limit the exposure to the common cold, flu, and coronavirus, Library Commission and Culture Center staff are cleaning commonly used areas more often....read more
Legislative Update 1/31/20
01/31/2020
Linked below is the most current Legislative Update for the 2020 Regular Session of the West Virginia Legislature....read more
Library Appreciation Day at the Legislature
01/29/2020
A day to recognize West Virginia libraries and librarians...read more
Legislative Update
01/24/2020
Weekly update of legislation that may impact libraries during the 2020 Regular Session...read more
Closed for the Holidays!
12/24/2019
WVLC will be closed on December 24th and December 25th, and half a day December 31st before closing all-day January 1st. We will reopen on December 26th and January 2nd respectively....read more
Veteran's Day
11/11/2019
The library will be closed Monday, November 11, 2019 for Veteran's Day. We will re-open on Tuesday, November 12, 2019....read more
Banned Books Week
09/17/2019
Banned Books Week is September 22-28, and libraries across the nation are celebrating access to books, freedom, and resisting censorship!...read more
The September Edition of Library Lookout is Now Available!
09/10/2019
Catch up on the latest news from West Virginia Libraries...read more
West Virginia Author Visits the Set of Libraries Today
07/02/2019
Tune in to the latest episode of Libraries Today...read more
The July Edition of Library Lookout is Now Available!
06/28/2019
Catch up on the latest news from West Virginia Libraries...read more
Library Commission Experiences Phone Issues
06/25/2019
WVLC phone service is disrupted by Charleston area storms...read more
U.S. Census Asks for Library Assistance
06/14/2019
Libraries asked to post Census Bureau poster...read more
ABOS Annual Awards
06/12/2019
Applications are Now Open for 2019 ABOS Awards...read more
Student Writers Featured on Libraries Today!
06/05/2019
Tune in to the June episode of Libraries Today...read more
2019 Bibliostat Survey Opens July 1st
06/04/2019
Bibliostat is the annual survey all libraries are required to complete...read more
Student Writers Featured on Libraries Today!
06/03/2019
Tune in to the June episode of the Library Commission TV show - Libraries Today...read more
Catch the Latest News from the WVLC and WV Libraries
05/31/2019
The June edition of the Library Lookout is now available...read more
AARP Offers Livability Workshop
05/31/2019
Librarians invited to take part in livestream presentation...read more
The Library Commission Promotes Summer Reading for 2019
05/24/2019
The Whole Universe Is at Your Fingertips This Summer in West Virginia Libraries...read more
26th Letters About Literature Writing Contest Announces Winners
05/17/2019
166 West Virginia students honored with Top Honors, Honors, Honorable Mention and Notable Mention recognition...read more
WVLC End of Year Grants are Now Available
05/13/2019
Public libraries may apply for 2019 Supplemental Grants...read more
Check Out the Latest News from the Library Commission
05/03/2019
The May edition of Library Lookout is now available...read more
Libraries Today Looks At Programming for the Community
05/03/2019
The Library Commission TV show discusses Summer Reading 2019...read more
Gunnoe Re-elected as Chairman of the WVLC
04/30/2019
Commissioner Sean Duffy Resigns...read more
Summer Reading Programs Explore the Universe in 2019
04/19/2019
The West Virginia Library Commission promotes “A Universe of Stories” Summer Reading program for 2019...read more
West Virginia Libraries Celebrate National Library Week
04/02/2019
April 7-13 is National Library Week...read more
A Visit to Raleigh County on Libraries Today!
04/01/2019
Tune in to the April episode of Libraries Today...read more
The April Edition of Library Lookout is Online!
03/29/2019
Catch the latest news from the Library Commission and West Virginia libraries...read more
2020 Grants-In-Aid Forms Are Now Available
03/11/2019
FY 2020 GIA forms are due by May 1, 2019...read more
Legislative Update 3.11.19
03/10/2019
Weekly update of legislation that may impact libraries during the 2019 Regular Session...read more
Legislative Update 3.5.19
03/05/2019
Weekly update of legislation that may impact libraries during the 2019 Regular Session...read more
Check Out the Latest News from the WVLC
02/28/2019
The March edition of Library Lookout is now available...read more
Legislative Update 2.25.19
02/25/2019
Weekly update of legislation that may impact libraries during the 2019 Regular Session...read more
West Virginia Fiction Competition is Underway
02/19/2019
The program is a literary competition for writers and storytellers in West Virginia...read more
Legislative Update 2.15.19
02/15/2019
Weekly update of legislation that may impact libraries during the 2019 Regular Session...read more
West Virginia Library Commission Announces 2019 Award Winners
02/05/2019
WVLC names Librarian of the Year and Library Champion award winners...read more
The February Edition of Library Lookout is Online!
02/01/2019
Catch the latest news from the WVLC and WV Libraries...read more
A Look Back at 2018 on Libraries Today!
02/01/2019
Tune in to the February episode of Libraries Today...read more
Legislative Update 2.1.19
02/01/2019
Weekly update of legislation that may impact libraries during the 2019 Regular Session...read more
Legislative Update 1.25.19
01/25/2019
Weekly update of legislation that may impact libraries during the 2019 Regular Session...read more
Libraries Today Takes a Look at Tax Season
01/02/2019
Tune in to the January episode of the WVLC show - Libraries Today...read more
The January Edition of Library Lookout is Now Available!
01/02/2019
Catch all the latest library news from the WVLC newsletter...read more
2018 WVLC Reports Are Now Available
12/27/2018
2018 Annual and Statistical Reports are available online...read more
WVLC State Library Launches Acorn TV
12/11/2018
Thousands of hours of FREE content from British TV are now available...read more
Libraries Today Takes a Close Look at the WVLC
12/04/2018
Tune in to the December episode of Libraries Today...read more
Catch the Latest News from the WVLC and WV Libraries
12/03/2018
The December edition of Library Lookout is now available...read more
Libraries Today Visits the Morgantown Public Library
11/05/2018
Tune in to the November edition of Libraries Today...read more
West Virginians Invited to Participate in WV Family Read Week
11/02/2018
Be sure to download the Family Read Week Activities Booklet...read more
26th Letters About Literature Writing and Reading Contest is Underway!
11/01/2018
Encourage students to take part in this annual statewide competition...read more
The November Edition of Library Lookout is Online!
10/31/2018
Get up to date on the latest news from West Virginia libraries...read more
One Book One West Virginia Returns for 2018-19
10/26/2018
The 2018-19 selection is Water Street by Crystal Wilkinson...read more
2018 WV Tax Forms Available for Ordering
10/24/2018
Libraries should order forms by December 14th....read more
The Great American Read Announces America's Favorite Book
10/24/2018
To Kill a Mockingbird is America's and West Virginia's favorite book...read more
Nominations for 2019 WVLC Awards Are Now Open
10/01/2018
WVLC accepts nominations for Librarian of the Year and Library Champions...read more
WVLC Offers Five Scholarships
09/28/2018
Scholarships are now available for the Library Financial Management Program...read more
The October Edition of Library Lookout is Now Available
09/28/2018
Catch the latest news from the WVLC and West Virginia public libraries...read more
Tune into the Latest Edition of Libraries Today!
09/28/2018
Libraries Today visits Read Aloud West Virginia...read more
The 2018 WVLC Salary Survey Begins September 4th
08/31/2018
WVLC conducts online survey of salaries in WV public libraries...read more
September is Library Card Sign-up Month
08/30/2018
Explore, Discover, and Create – with a Free Library Card...read more
Check Out the Latest Edition of Library Lookout
08/29/2018
The September edition of the WVLC newsletter is now available...read more
Libraries Today Visits the 2018 Librarian of the Year
08/29/2018
Tune into the September episode of Libraries Today...read more
Libraries Today Visits the Clendenin and Parkersburg-Wood County Libraries
08/06/2018
The new Clendenin Public Library is open for business...read more
The August Edition of Library Lookout is Here!
08/01/2018
Catch the latest news from the WVLC and West Virginia public libraries...read more
University of North Texas MLIS Program
07/17/2018
The University of North Texas offers an MLIS degree to librarians in Virginia and West Virginia...read more
Library Facilities Improvement Fund
07/03/2018
Comment on requirements and procedures for grants and loans to improve library facilities in West Virginia...read more
Tune Into the July Edition of Libraries Today!
07/03/2018
Libraries Today takes a look at Letters About Literature...read more
The July Edition of Library Lookout is Online
06/29/2018
Get the latest news from the WVLC...read more
Check Out the Latest Episode of Libraries Today
06/06/2018
A look at the importance of summer reading programs...read more
The June Edition of Library Lookout is Now Available!
06/06/2018
The latest news about West Virginia libraries and the WVLC...read more
The Great American Read is Here!
05/25/2018
Vote on your favorite book!...read more
Libraries Rock Out with Summer Reading Programs
05/21/2018
The West Virginia Library Commission promotes “Libraries Rock” Summer Reading program for 2018...read more
2018 Letters About Literature Winners Announced
05/18/2018
62 West Virginia students are honored at the annual Letters About Literature Awards Ceremony...read more
25th Letters About Literature Contest to Announce Winners
05/14/2018
Letters About Literature Awards Ceremony scheduled for May 17th...read more
2019 Grants-In-Aid Forms Are Now Available
04/11/2018
FY 2019 GIA forms are due by June 1, 2018...read more
Libraries Lead
04/09/2018
Libraries Lead is the theme for National Library Week...read more
April 8-14 is National Library Week
04/04/2018
West Virginia Libraries celebrate National Library Week...read more
Community Learning Center Grants Now Available
04/03/2018
Public Libraries are eligible for the 2018-2019 21st Century Community Learning Center Grants...read more
NLS Launches New Outreach Program
03/01/2018
Campaign focuses on free services available to Americans with visual impairments and other disabilities...read more
2018 National Library Week Contests
02/26/2018
Join Libraries Across West Virginia Celebrating National Library Week...read more
Librarian of Congress to Visit the West Virginia Library Commission
02/21/2018
A reception for Dr. Carla Hayden will be held February 22nd at the WVLC Library at the Culture Center at 12:30 PM...read more
WVLC Website Downtime
02/16/2018
The WVLC website could experience brief outages on February 24-25...read more
WVLC Announces Award Winners
02/07/2018
West Virginia Library Commission Announces 2018 Award Winners...read more
Legislative Update for January 19, 2018
01/19/2018
Weekly update of legislation that may impact libraries during the 2018 Regular Session...read more
Legislative Update
01/12/2018
The first Legislative Update for the 2018 Regular Session of the West Virginia Legislature...read more
Start the New Year with Library Lookout!
12/29/2017
The latest news about WV Libraries and the WVLC...read more
2017 WVLC Reports Are Now Available
12/20/2017
The Annual and Statistical Reports are online...read more
WVLC Announces New Awards
12/14/2017
Submit nominations now for WVLC Awards...read more
2018 Summer Reading Programs: Libraries Rock!
11/06/2017
Libraries, get ready for Summer 2018...read more
West Virginia Family Reading Week, November 12-18
11/01/2017
West Virginians are invited to participate in WV Family Reading Week....read more
West Virginia Executive Magazine Features Public Libraries
10/12/2017
Libraries are free to use, but not free to run....read more
25th Letters About Literature Contest is Underway!
10/10/2017
Read. Be Inspired. Write Back....read more
2017 West Virginia Libraries Survey
09/14/2017
WV Libraries required to take part in 2017 survey...read more
West Virginia Libraries Showcase the Power of a Library Card
09/07/2017
September is Library Card Sign-up Month ...read more
West Virginia Public Libraries Roll Out Summer Learning Programs
06/21/2017
The West Virginia Library Commission promotes “Build A Better World” summer reading program for 2017...read more
Letters About Literature Winners Announced
06/01/2017
117 West Virginia Students are honored at the annual Letters About Literature Awards Ceremony....read more
Bibliostat Reporting Window Begins July 5
05/18/2017
Don't forget the 2017 Bibliostat reporting window - July 5th through August 18th....read more
24th Letters About Literature Contest to Announce Winners
04/18/2017
Awards Ceremony on May 18th at the Culture Center...read more
Check Out the Latest Edition of Libraries Today!
04/11/2017
Libraries Today takes a look at the inner workings of the West Virginia Library Commission in its April episode....read more
West Virginia Family Read Week, November 10-16

November 10-16 2019 is West Virginia Family Read Week....read more
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