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.