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McClintic Library has a slew of new books that I’m dying to tell everyone about, and I usually list a few good titles when they come in, here in Library Lines. And this...

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Part of my job is to monitor the usage of our libraries. I collect statistics on circulation figures, computer use, wi-fi use, how many meetings are held in the branches, how many people visit...

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I just finished listening to a great audio book, and I want to recommend it to those of you who are also “listeners.” I have a fairly long commute to McClintic (about 45 minutes...

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The West Virginia Library Association (WVLA) holds a Fall Conference every year in October. The three-day gathering for librarians from public, academic and school libraries is full of workshops, lecture sessions, vendors and time...

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I was talking with a library patron the other day as we browsed the shelves. I pointed to a book and declared that it was good, and then found another one and said,...

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Last summer, Mountain State Press announced the publication of My People Was Music, a stunning collaboration of poetry, photography and music/spoken word performances written and produced by Kirk Judd, one of West Virginia’s best...

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Here we are, at the end of another year. I have to say that, all in all, it was a sad year in that we lost some wonderful authors in 2013. I thought it would...

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This shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone, but I’m the aunt who gives books for Christmas. My nieces and nephews have personal libraries heavily seeded by yours truly. Giving a child...