Friday, November 7, 2014

Fall Fun Day

Children gathered at the library for a fun day of doing crafts, reading, and playing together.  They created their own mask to wear for this photo op.  The library staff want to thank Glenda Killen, Mary Erdely, Janice Welsh, and all the parents and grandparents who brought their children. 
Our next Fun Day at the Library will be December 13th. 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Today is our First Anniversary.  It's hard to believe we have been in our new building for a year.  Time passes too fast.  This past year has been wonderful by all means.  The public response to the new library has been overwhelming.  We offer many more activities and a larger selection of books, movies, and audio books.   
The board of trustees and staff are looking forward to serving their patrons in the coming years.  We hope to see you soon.  Thank you for your support.  We do appreciate "YOU".

Carol McClung

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Visit from artist Max Hayslette

Artist Max Hayslette gave a surprise visit to our library September 5th.  Max was born in Rupert and completed his studies at the Art Institute of Chicago. He currently resides in the Seattle, WA area.  When Max heard that Mina Shafer had given the Hardware store to the Town of Rupert stipulating it be the public library he wanted to be a part of the renovation project.  He emailed the director telling her that he wanted to donate three original oil paintings for the purpose of raising funds because he had a place in his heart for Rupert.  The paintings raised $14,000.  The painting of George Washington, seen in this picture,  is very outstanding.  The title of the painting is "George and the Boogie Woogie"  We didn't know our blue wall and cranberry colored chair would be a perfect match for the painting. 
The library director was so glad to meet Mr. Hayslette and share a few moments with him talking about his early life and his life now that he is 85 years "young".  He is still painting and enjoys good health. 
See you at the library

Friday, August 8, 2014

Friday 08/08/2014

The library was busy again this week.  We enjoy having a play time in our children's room for children 5 and under on Thursdays' each week in August.  Thanks to Nancy for heading this up.  The librarian added many new children's and young adult books to our collection.  We're looking forward to more interesting and fun times next week as the WV State Fair will be in full swing.  Be sure and check out the Literacy tent at the fair on Wednesday.  They will have free children's books to give out and also fun "things" to learn and do.  Have a nice weekend and hope to see you at the new library beside City National Bank soon.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Library Blue Canopy

Today was a big day for our library.  We now have a Large Blue Canopy on the front of the library building.  This matches the smaller canopy we have at our side entrance.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Summer reading party

Our Summer Reading program ended July 30th with a wonderful party.  The Clintonville VFD chief and assistant chief came to visit in their big red fire truck.  They showed the truck to all the children and adults and then gave a lesson on fire safety.  Danny and Sue came from Beckley to tell us great stories.  All 23 children were given prizes and books.  Dakota Parker won a free day at the WV State Fair.  Michael Cook won some books for reading the most books.  Of course delicious refreshments were enjoyed by all.  "Oh, what a wonderful day we had!"

Saturday, June 21, 2014

New Book Arrivals 06/21/2014

This week at the Rupert Public Library we had a very successful Summer Reading program. 
The following new books were added to our collection:
Natchez Burning by Greg Iles
The Painter by Peter Heller
The Hurricane Sisters by Dorothea Benton Frank
All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner
Bittersweet by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
Bone Dust White by Karin Salvalaggio
Catching Air by Sarah Pekkanen
Young God by Katherine Faw Morris
We're very busy preparing for our reception Saturday, July 19th, for the Rupert High School all school reunion.  We'll have local authors doing book signings, and the Wood Turners Club will be showing their beautiful handcrafted items.  Of course the Friends of the Library will have "Cookies" to eat while you visit. 
On West Virginia Day, June 20th, we displayed our West Virginia State flag which was given to us by George Ambler, one of our House of Delegate members serving Greenbrier County.  We highlighted many of our West Virginia books, and many of our local artists.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Summer Reading Program

Welcome to our new blog site.  Please come to see us at our new facility beside the City National Bank in "Downtown" Rupert.
Tuesday, June 17th begins our Summer Reading program.  Children age 2-5 come at 10-11 a.m.
Wednesday, June 18th children age 6-8  come at 10-11 a.m.  Children age 9-12 come at 2-3 p.m.
Our leaders for the reading program have many exciting activities planned and we are hoping for a great turnout. 
Our program is scheduled each week, excluding the week of July 4th, ending July 30th.  The last day we will have a party. 
Have a great summer and stay safe.
Thank you for your support of the Rupert Public Library
Carol McClung, library director

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Welcome to our new blog

This is the blog for the Rupert Public Library, in Rupert, WV.  Please check back here for news of library events.  And subscribe by email in the column on the left in order to have our blog entries emailed to you automatically.