Williamstown Public Library makes changes

WILLIAMSTOWN – Because of the excess levy passed in Wood County last fall, the Williamstown Public Library is announcing new hours and new programs.

The library’s new hours will be Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The library is at 201 West Fifth St. in Williamstown.

Scheduled for this fall is Story Time for pre-school-aged children with Edie Lindley.

“This is an opportunity for the youngest children to participate at the library. Miss Edie makes story books extra exciting with her enthusiasm and love of sharing great books with the kids,” said Nancy Morehead, librarian.

Story Time will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 27; Oct. 11 and 25; Nov. 8 and 22, and Dec. 13. Schedules are available at the library.

The library welcomes the Halloween season with a special guest on Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. when local author Lynne Sturtevant will present “Haunted Marietta.” This program includes historical photographs and stories of Marietta’s history and hauntings. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

Raffle tickets are available at the library and from any library committee member for a West Virginia Sesquicentennial-themed quilt and wall hanging, designed and crafted by Denise Freed. Tickets are $1 each or $5 for six tickets. All proceeds benefit the Williamstown Library.

The library offers many services to its patrons, including use of computers, printers, fax machine, copier, free notary service, Wi-Fi and audio books, along with a summer reading program, which is sponsored by the United Way of the Mid-Ohio Valley. The month of September is Library Card signup month.

For more information on the Williamstown Library, contact Morehead at 304-375-6052.