The latest happening at the library

Announcing a Virtual Media Literacy Series

January 21, 2021

Don’t be a victim of fake news. The digital age has made information easily accessible and especially abundant. Anyone anywhere can create content. The challenge is determining the source’s credibility, in other words, “can it be trusted?” In our 8-video Media Literacy Series, Morgantown Public Library System staff will unpack the difficult but necessary skills […]

Best of 2020

January 13, 2021

2020 was an ahem “unprecedented” year in books just like everything else.  Libraries across the country saw extended closures and drops in circulation but rises in downloadable books, and much to our absolute delight, more conversations between staff and patrons about books. Print book sales were up 8.2% in 2020 and many of us found […]

Winter Reading Challenge

January 3, 2021

Join us in our Winter Reading Challenge: Books Like Us (Jan 1st – Jan 31st) sponsored by Simon & Shuster! Register at Read at least 5 books (any books you choose–they do not have to relate to the theme) and compete in your age category: 1. Children (ages 5-12) 2. Teens (13-17) 3. Adults […]

Downtown Branch Reopens After Water Issue

January 3, 2021

The downtown branch will reopen this Monday, January 4th! Beginning mid-December, the library experienced multiple water leaks in the basement following rainfall. As a result, we had shut the water off to the entire building to avoid any further damage, though no library collections or materials have been affected. Since then, the Morgantown Utility Board […]

Downtown Branch is CLOSED today

December 21, 2020

Update #5 (Jan 4) The downtown branch is now open for business with running water! The pump has been successfully installed this past week. Although there will still be general construction and clean up, nothing should get in the way of general library operations. The lower level bathrooms will be closed until floor repairs are […]