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Library Closed June 20 for West Virginia Day.

Posted 06/18/18


The Library will be closed on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 for West Virginia Day.

Celebrated annually on June 20, West Virginia Day celebrates the state's 1863 admission to the Union. During the American Civil War, Virginia became sharply divided over if it should leave the United States and join the Confederate States. As a result of this and the early political and social divisions, 50 counties separated from Virginia and the state of West Virginia was created. On April 20, 1863, President Lincoln proclaimed that West Virginia would be admitted to the United States as a separate state 60 days later. On June 20, 1863, West Virginia became a member of the Union. From 1864, West Virginia Day was celebrated informally and became a state holiday in 1927.


Normal hours will resume Thursday, June 21. 


OCPL Closed West Virginia Day, June 20, 2018


While we are closed for the holiday, access is available to many Library services remotely, including digital downloads of eBooks through WVDeli and Hoopla, mp3 music downloads through Freegallanguage learning, art and music instruction, and Acorn TV through the RBdigital Gateway, as well as animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books through TumbleBooks.


Happy West Virginia Day!

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