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Thank You for making OCPL Week a Great Success!

The winner of the "I Love My Library to the Moon and Back!" grand prize giveaway is Jan Grubler. "Reading is my escape (and always has been). I learn much -even in fiction- how many times I climbed the stairs in the old Library - I can still smell those old rooms! Love my Library." 

Jan's entry was chosen at random and she won a $100 Amazon gift card. 

117 people entered the contest telling us why they love the OCPL to "the moon and back." The following is a small sampling of all the love we received from our patrons:

  • "My favorite thing is reading and to do it at no cost is priceless."
  • "I love the Library because everyone that works here is nice and I love reading."
  • "I love the people. I love the setting. I have written novels at the Library."
  • "Lots of friendly faces and good books."
  • "New book releases are my favorite."
  • "Everyone is so friendly and helpful! Plus there is an abundance of books to choose from!"
  • "I love coming in to check out the Ranger Rick series for my class."
  • "The wealth of our existence and all knowledge lives within our nation's libraries."
  • "I love how many options the library has."
  • "The Library is a great place to research information and expand our knowledge on a variety of topics."
  • "I really like the Wheeling Room."
  • "Love ordering books online for pick up."
  • "I get friendly help to find ever book I want to read. Sometimes I'm here 3 or 4 times a week."
  • "I like the Library because of all the comic books."
  • "Great programs like the Summer Reading Challenge."
  • "Love to listen to books."
  • "The region's best source for local history."
  • "Great books, DVDs, reference materials, and helpful library staff."
  • "You're able to get all the books you want to read."
  • "Great Lunch With Books."
  • "I love to come see what books I can read next!"
  • "I love the Library for all the wonderful books, activities, and Toddler Time!"
  • "Looking for audio books for the car."
  • "The Library is my grocery store for my mind!"
  • "I love Lunch With Books and People's University."
  • "Made many friends at Lunch With Books."
  • "All the kid's books and activities."
  • "I love checking out the movies and the variety of books I get to read. Also Movie Nights."
  • "I love the book sale!!"
  • "I love your collection of DVDs and Louise Penny mysteries."
  • "Awesome library. Great activities for kids!"
  • "Books!"

UFO Contest Winner

We had almost 150 guesses in our "Guess How Many UFOs" Contest. The actual total was 297!

Several of the scavenger hunt books are yet to be found. Even though OCPL Week is over, we'll let patrons keep looking for the prize vouchers until they are all found. Remember, all the titles that the prize vouchers are hidden in contain the word "Moon." 

Congratulations to all of our prize winners this week and thank you for helping us celebrate OCPL WEEK 2019!

OCPL Week 2019

Ohio County Public Library

The Ohio County Public Library serves all persons who live in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia, which includes Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel and Tyler counties. Residents in Jefferson, Belmont and Monroe counties of Ohio and Washington, Greene and Allegheny counties of Pennsylvania may also receive library services. 

Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.