Your support makes a difference this #GivingTuesday!
#GivingTuesday is a worldwide day of giving. Celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday is about ordinary people coming together doing extraordinary things. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the Morgantown Public Library System. It is easy to make a one-time or monthly recurring donation online.
The Morgantown Public Library has been a vital part of the community for more than half a century. We have been providing Monongalia County with free access to information, learning tools, and educational programming even during the pandemic’s most trying times. In 2021, you borrowed 310,372 library materials, up from the previous year of 288,246 (2020). More and more of you are reading our books, listening to our audiobooks, browsing our digital magazines, comics, and watching movies.
Your #GivingTuesday donations may be used for upcoming library projects that everyone can enjoy. In 2022, we plan to expand our digital collections with shorter wait periods and more titles to choose from as well as update the furniture at our downtown branch location, and renovate our branches.
Together we’ll bring about real positive change in Monongalia County. Take action and support your library this #GivingTuesday!
November or “Dinovember” Dial-a-Stories are live! This month we’ve compiled the best dinosaur tales for you to listen to. Call 304-826-BOOK (2665)! This is a phone number you can call 24/7 and listen to stories, jokes, and poems. No internet required — just a phone. What you’ll hear is recorded by staff and our wonderful community members.
Our menu of choices is varied so we’ve written them out below:
Dial 1: “Thank You Dr. Salk! The Scientist Who Beat Polio and Saved the World” by Dean Robbins (science story for all ages with guest reader, pharmacist Dr. Betsy)
Dial 2: “Dinosaurs Love Underpants” by Claire Freedman (children’s story read by Shelby)
Dial 3: “We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga” by Traci Sorell (read by Lynda for Native American Heritage Month)
Dial 4: “Dino Thanksgiving” by Lisa Wheeler (story for all ages read by John)
Dial 5: “’Twas The Night Before Thanksgiving” by Dav Pilkey (story for all ages read by Cathy)
Dial 6: “Secret Agent Splat!” by Rob Scotton (children’s mystery story read by Ruth)
Dial 7: Joke Line – Turkeys and dinosaurs! Humor for all ages with Sarah P.
Dial 8: “Dino Hockey” by Lisa Wheeler (children’s book read by Lynda)
Dial 9: “Dinosaur, Dinosaur” by Kevin Lewis (children’s bedtime book read by Ruth)
Dial 10: “Olaf Gives Thanks” by Colin Hosten (children’s story read by Lynda)