Linwood Library Celebrates Grand Opening

Linwood, WV – The Linwood Library is now open for full service to patrons from Linwood, Slaty Fork and the Snowshoe resort area. The library is currently operating out of the former Snowshoe Mountain Resort welcome center, located at the base of the mountain on State Route 66.

AmeriCorps*VISTA member Sarah Eilers, a Linwood area native herself, has been working hard to make the library a reality. She says she didn’t expect the library to come to fruition so quickly, but she says it’s a pleasant surprise.

Support for the project has been overwhelming, says Eilers. She expects that the library committee will exceed the $5,000 in matching funds by the April 1st deadline set by the County Commission. The library has also received an impressive number of book donations. Now, she says she’s looking for volunteers for programming ideas and to help get the books on the shelves.

(Eilers)”Right now we are open for all services. We’re providing meeting spaces and looking to the community to provide their ideas about program development, whether that is children’s story hour, or an art workshop. And we’ve started book circulation. We’ve received over 3,000 book donations, so right now we’re really looking for volutneers to help us sort and process and shelve everything.”

The Linwood Library is celebrating its grand opening with a Spring Fling on Saturday, April 3.

Story By

Heather Niday

Heather is our Program Director and Traffic Manager. She started with Allegheny Mountain Radio as a volunteer deejay. She then joined the AMR staff in February of 2007. Heather grew up in the Richmond, Virginia, area and now lives in Arbovale, West Virginia with her husband Chuck. Heather is a wonderful flute player, and choir director for Arbovale UMC. You can hear Heather along with Chuck on Tuesday nights from 6 to 8pm as they host two hours of jazz on Something Different.

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