‘Ready, Set, Library’: Visit yours during National Library Week

OAK HILL, WV (WOAY) It’s National Library Week (April 7-13) and honorary chair, award-winning author Meg Medina says one of her greatest pleasures is discovering the unexpected and beautiful things libraries have to offer.

Put down your phone and spend a few hours in a library instead.

“It’s a wealth of information,” said Fayette County Public Library director Becky Kellum. “It’s where you come to learn things and travel if you can’t actually take a plane somewhere. You can find a Fodor’s book, or go to museums.”

According to Kellum, fines are even waived on overdue books this week.

National Library Outreach Day is celebrated on the Wednesday of National Library Week.

“We have two bookmobiles now and we go to all the schools (county schools),” said Kellum. “We also go to some private schools — St. Peter & Paul and Danese Christian School. We’re gonna do some more research into that and see what more we can do with our bookmobiles.”

There are endless things to discover in a library.

“That’s what our levy money pays for; it pays for all the databases that we have, the books that we have on the shelves that you can check out for free,” the library director said. “It’s a good source of information; it’s just a good place to go.”

Get ready for storytime.

“We have all kinds of children’s programs, adult programs, book groups,” said Kellum. “Some of them have adult crafting, painting. Our schedule’s on our website (https://fayette.lib.wv.us/), just check it out. There’s something every day going on at our libraries.”


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