Wednesday, August 20, 2014

NMPL  Closed September 1, 2014

The Library will be closed Monday September 2, 2014 in observance of Labor Day.   We will reopen Tuesday morning at 10 am.   Remember you have access to the Library's card catalog 24 hours per day as well as our ebooks  WV Reads where you may borrow books at any time.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Available 24/7

When NMPL is closed our online databases are available 24 hours per day, seven days per week. From our webpage you may access WVReads to download ebooks or audio books, use Heritage Quest to search the census records for your ancestors, or if your car or truck needs repair consult Chilton's Auto Repair, or if the young people in your family need some entertainment use Tumblebooks to view books with animation and music.

Our building may be closed, but we are serving YOU the cardholders 24 hours per day. ENJOY

Remember our building open hours are:

10 a. m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Closed Thursdays
10 a. m. to 5 p. m. Friday, Saturday

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Purchase of Heritage Quest

NMPL has a great genealogy collection of approximately 2,000 volumes. Our resources predominantly cover the counties of Wetzel and Tyler in West Virginia and Monroe County Ohio.

We have Wetzel county newspapers on microfilm and many family histories relating to the area.

To enhance our genealogy services, the Library recently purchased the online database, Hertiage Quest. This resource gives you access to all of the U. S. Census microfilm for each census year and each state. Other information included in this database are family and county histories as well as some Revolutionary War materials. Anyone may use this database in the library. Those of you with a NMPL card may also access this information from home by logging onto our website @ Please call the Library at 455-4545 if there are any questions on how to use Heritage Quest. Enjoy.

Monday, November 1, 2010

New Service for Cardholders

Cooperating libraries in 17 counties of Northern West Virginia are offering a new library service for cardholders. You many now place requests online for books you wish to read and have them sent to your home library.

It is a simple process:

1. Log on to the library's online card catalog.
2. Search for the title or author of your choice.
3. When searching by author a list of books will appear. Located at the end of the line for a title you will see Place Request
4. When searching for a book by title you will see at the very bottom of the screen a box with a check mark and the word request
5. When either one of these boxes--Place Request or Request is clicked you will be asked to
provide the following information:

Your name
Barcode from your library card
Pin number
Pickup location; using the dropdown box please check your home library for the pickup

If you have questions about this new service please come to the Library and we will show you how to use this service. Of course if you prefer our Staff will continue to place book requests for you. We know you are going to enjoy this service as it increases your access to books from other libraries.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

TumbleBooks is Here

TumbleBooks is an online database of children's animated and audio books.
There are a number of sections for your enjoyment. Animated picture books, readable books, and audio books as well as online puzzles that accompany many of the books. New titles are added frequently and you can even select your own playlist! A number of the titles are also available in French and Spanish.

The purchase of this database was made possible through a grant from the West Virginia Legislature. Our thanks go to Dave Pethel, Larry Edgell, and Jeff Kessler for securing this grant for NMPL.

We think adults will enjoy this entertaining and engaging database along with the children.

Click on the words Tumble Books at NMPL's homepage:

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Online Links/Genealogy


Links to 270,000 online family history and genealogy sites. Continually updated.

Search this world wide record database. Many of the entries are digitized and you will be viewing the actual record online in the comfort of your home.


Direct link to the Social Security Death Index which provides birth and death information for any U. S. citizen who is deceased and has held a Social Security Card.


Provides links to specific information regarding Wetzel County, WV genealogy and history.

Provides links to specific information regarding Tyler County, WV genealogy and history.

Provides links to specific information regarding Monroe County, OH genealogy and histroy.


Wetzel County:

Links to cemeteries located in Wetzel County; varying information for each included cemetery; some have a "real time" map, some history of the cemetery; most have cemetery reading of the tombstones, giving birth and death dates when available.

National Archives in Washington, D. C.

This database includes Veterans information, passenger lists, as well as how to do genealogy.