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Library Closed June 21, 2021, in Observance of West Virginia Day

Posted 06/11/21

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The Library will be closed Monday, June 21, 2021, in observance of West Virginia Day.  

A public holiday, WV Day commemorates the date in 1863 that West Virginia was admitted to the Union during the Civil War and became a member of the United States. It is usually held on June 20 each year held unless it falls on a Sunday, when it is observed on the following Monday.

Normal library hours will resume Tuesday, June 22.

The Road to Statehood began in Wheeling

State Conventions at Wheeling During the Civil War Page from  Frank Leslie's depicting "The Custom House at Wheeling, Va., now the seat of the new government of Virginia." August 10, 1861, from the collections of the Ohio County Public Library Archives

— Read more about the movement toward statehood and the conventions at Wheeling during the Civil War.

While the Library will be closed on this year's observed West Virginia Day, access is always available to many library services remotely. With an internet connection, you can enjoy online services from anywhere. Browse and borrow downloadable books, audiobooks, and videos from the West Virginia Downloadable Entertainment Library Initiative (, Hoopla (, and the rbDigital Gateway.

E-books available through WV Deli and Hoopla about West Virginia:

Books about West Virginia available through WVDeliBooks about West Virginia available right now through Hoopla

All it takes to log in is your library card number and PIN and you are ready to start downloading or streaming to your tablet, smartphone, anytime, anywhere.

Download e-books and audiobooks on WVDeli


Montani Semper Liberi and Happy WV Day!

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