December 12th, 2012
A Hitchhiker’s Diary & Abe Lincoln
Jeanne Schramm be at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library in Wheeling on Tuesday, May 14 at noon to discuss her travels (primarily hitching rides) through 18 countries inEurope and the Middle East (1963-64) — the risky adventures of an “innocent abroad.” Lunch With Books programs are free and open to the public. Patrons are invited to bring a bag lunch and free beverages are served. Please call the library at 304-232-0244 or visit facebook.com/lunchwithbooks for more information.
AND THAT EVENING…
PEOPLE’S UNIVERSITY American History 2, The Civil War & Statehood: Tuesday, May 14 at 7 PM–Class 2, “Lincoln and the Secession Crisis,” will offer a look at the four presidential campaigns of 1860; the secession movement and Lincoln’s evolving positions toward it; the key relationship and correspondence of Abraham Lincoln and Alexander Stephens [vice president of the Confederacy]; and the decision of the Confederate national government to assault Fort Sumter. The instructor will be the highly regarded Civil War expert Rea Redd, Director of Eberly Library at Waynesburg University where he also serves as an instructor of American history. Since 1993, Redd has reenacted the American Civil War as a Federal infantryman, a Federal Medical Service Captain and as President Abraham Lincoln. He is the author of Gettysburg Campaign Study Guide, Volume One. People’s University programs are free and open to the public. Please call the library at 304-232-0244 (to RSVP) or visit facebook.com/lunchwithbooks for more information.
August 9th, 2012
The Ohio County Public Library appreciates the generosity and thoughtfulness of its many patrons in donating books and other library materials to the Library. Because of the overwhelming number of items donated, the limited amount of staff time to handle these donations, and limited space to house the donated materials, OCPL must restrict the donations accepted. OCPL welcomes donations of books and other materials of value.
This policy serves to clarify which items are desirable, acceptable and usable.
· Gently used books, CD audio books and music, DVDs, and VHS tapes.
· Magazines on crafts, cooking, history, West Virginia, gardening, children’s magazines, and all issues of Life, Look, and Saturday Evening Post.
· Mass market paperback books published within the last ten years in good condition.
Unacceptable Donations include:
· Workbooks or manuals
· Educational or Reference book sets
· Reader’s Digest condensed books
· Discarded books and other library materials from other libraries
· Vinyl records
· Books on Tape (cassettes)
· Music Cassettes
· Magazines not listed above as acceptable
· Mass Market paperbacks in poor condition and/or over ten years old
· Items in poor physical condition, for example, broken spine, moldy, water damaged, mildewed, missing or yellowed pages, etc.
· No artifacts such as artwork, equipment of any kind including computer, furniture, etc. These items can only be accepted with the Director’s approval and under very special circumstances.
The library can only accept a limited number of boxes or bags at a time. More than ten boxes or bags require the prior approval of the Library Director. All donations must be brought to the Circulation Desk. Items left on OCPL’s loading dock without approval will be discarded. The Library does not pick up donations except under special circumstances with the approval of the Library Director.
All donations become the property of the Ohio County Public Library and may be disposed of at the discretion of the library.
March 26th, 2012
E-book patrons, please help us to improve our service by taking a moment to answer the NEW West Virginia Deli Survey.
October 3rd, 2011
e-Books are now available for your Kindle! No special installation is required.
Go to WVDELI and scroll down to the “Kindle” image toward the bottom of the page.
When you select a Kindle e-book, you will be routed through your Amazon account, and the book will be sent to your Kindle (or if you have a very old Kindle, you may have to manually transfer it from your computer to your Kindle).
April 19th, 2011
Welcome to our new online catalog!
If you have a slow connection, a slow computer, or one that doesn’t support Flash, use this link: catalog.wheeling.lib.wv.us
We hope you enjoy the enhanced features. By logging into your personal account, you can request and renew items from home, maintain personal booklists, submit reviews and more.
The system allows email notifications, so be sure to tell library staff if you wish that service.
Another feature is that the system will, if you wish, keep track of items you have checked out. You may turn this off as a privacy measure — or keep for your convenience. The choice is yours.
Call the library, or come in, to create your login.
May 21st, 2010
OCPL’s photo collection is becoming available on Flickr.
So far, 800+ images have been uploaded — some familiar, some brand-new.
Join us there!
April 20th, 2010
WVDELI’s collection of downloadable e-books, audio books, movies and music is now over 10,000 titles!
Anyone with an OCPL library card can download items from the collection at home.
Items can be downloaded by clicking on links in the OCPL Catalog or you can go directly to the WVDELI Website and search there.
WVDELI is a consortium consisting of Ohio County Public Library, Mary H. Weir Public Library, Morgantown Public Library System, Marion County Public Library, Bridgeport Public Library, Kanawha County Public Library, Robert F. Kidd Library at Glenville State College, and Fairmont State University Libraries.