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LIBRARY HOURS

MON - FRI
10am-6pm
SATURDAY
12 noon-4pm
SUNDAY
Closed

The Library is closed on the following days:
  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Memorial Day
  • West Virginia Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day

For patrons who wish to ride the Mountain Transit Authority, here are the bus routes and hours.

The Board of Trustees generally meets every third Thursday at 6pm at the Library.

Story Hour/Children's Programming--
Story hour for ages 2 - 7 is every Tuesdays from   10:30 - 11:30 am. 



White Sulphur Springs Public
                            Library

White Sulphur Springs
                              Library

203 W. Main Street, White Sulphur Springs, WV  24986

Phone: 304-536-1171

FAX: 304-536-3801

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Happy National Library Week  

 

April 12-18 is National Library Week and  the White Sulphur Springs Public Library will be celebrating in many ways. 

 1. Any overdue materials returned during the week will have their fines waved. 

2. The library will be having a mini  book sale on Saturday, April 18th in order to gear up for the big book sale during the May Dandelion Festival.

3.  The library is hosting a free special program on Thursday, April 16, at 7:00 p.m.: 

President Theodore Roosevelt , portrayed by Gene Worthington of Fayetteville in a West Virginia Humanities Council History Alive! Program, will visit the library to speak about his adventurous life.   

                In addition to being the 26th president, Theodore Roosevelt won the Nobel Peace Prize, led the Rough Riders in the Spanish-American War, served as Governor of New York, authored more than 35 books, ranched in the Badlands of the Dakota Territory, lectured around the world and established many of our most beloved national parks. A strong advocate of the “life of strenuous endeavor,” Roosevelt pushed himself to overcome a sickly childhood. As the youngest president in our history, he championed progressive reforms and a strong foreign policy.

Historical characterization is the vehicle for this program.  Humanities scholars have carefully researched the writings, speeches and biographies of the characters they portray and, whenever possible, use their original words.  Gene Worthington, of the Historic Fayette Theater,  will portray Theodore Roosevelt.  Mr. Worthington is no stranger to the stage.  He has performed in community and professional theater for over thirty years.  His portrayal of the indomitable Teddy Roosevelt blends education and entertainment into an exceptional performance.

 Join us to celebrate National Library Week with a great author and great man.  Light refreshments will be served afterwards.  The library is located at 203 West Main Street in White Sulphur Springs.  Please call 304-536-1171 if you have any questions.  This presentation is a History Alive! program of the West Virginia Humanities Council.

 


LIBRARY HISTORY

The first library in White Sulphur Springs was established in the summer of 1914 with the help of a gift from Olive P. Stokes. Miss Stokes, a frequent visitor to the Old White Hotel, donated $100 to be used to purchase furniture and pay rent for two upstairs rooms in a building on Main Street. In 1915, the White Sulphur Springs Company donated the present site to be used for a library.

The first library building was erected in 1921.  Seven years later a community house was added to the facility. During World War II, the U.S.O added a back room to the building. In 1976, the local organization became a state-affiliated library under the auspices of the West Virginia Library Commission and adopted its new name -- White Sulphur Springs Public Library.

As the years went by and the library continued to grow, the original building became inadequate. In 1987, a new building was built on the same site.  This 5,000 square foot facility is still in use today.

 

Contact us: julia.gillilan@mail.mln.lib.wv.us