Until 1958 Wheeling had been a community without a library. Wheeling residents were forced to drive a minimum of 10 miles to the nearest libraries, where non-resident borrowers were required to pay a $5 yearly fee for each library card issued,! It is readily understandable that the inside of a public library was a mystery to the majority of elementary school students. They had no knowledge of the limitless resources available through such an establishment.
The History of The Wheeling Public LIbrary
The First News Letter Issue 1 Volume 1 No. 1 ===> First Issue
50th Anniversary Newsletter ===> 50th Anniversary
A Scrapbook collection of pictures and articles about the founding of the Wheeling Public Library in 1958. ===> Library Scrapbook
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