Mountain Cat to Reinstate Fines

Mountain Network Catalog Consortium to Reinstate Fines In an effort to keep library patrons and staff safe during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, the Mountain Network Catalog Consortium (the Wythe-Grayson and Galax-Carroll regional library systems) suspended all library fines in mid-March 2020.  As COVID-19 cases decrease and restrictions relax, the Mountain Network Catalog Consortium must reinstate library fines.  Items that have a due date of Thursday, July 1, 2021, or later, … Read More

Rural Retreat Library Hours Expanding

Library Hours Expanding at RRPL RURAL RETREAT, VA – Rural Retreat Public Library (RRPL), a branch of the Wythe-Grayson Regional Library system has expanded hours of service to the community. Come any time during the Library’s current hours, Tuesday—Friday, 9:00 am—5:00 pm. No appointment needed to come into the library. We do ask that you limit the time in the library. All regional libraries have been expanding their hours and … Read More

Virginia Navigator E-Quicktips

Click image to go to Virginia Navigator home page.   VirginiaNavigator Family of Websites E-QUICKTIP: April 30, 2021 Heed the Call: Volunteer!  Today’s the last day of National Volunteer Month, but it can be the first day of a new volunteer commitment. Volunteering isn’t just a great way to serve your community. It also helps you stay active, introduces you to new friends, and provides an outlet for your unique talents. … Read More

Message from GCFOL

Message from the Grayson County Friends of the Library The Grayson County Friends of the Library would like to take this opportunity to thank our Library Director, Mary Thomas, for the outstanding leadership she has shown during the pandemic crisis. Our library was forced to change quickly and without precedent as the Covid 19 virus swept through the country. Our director did an excellent job keeping the library in line … Read More

Message from the Library Board of Trustees

The WGRL Board of Trustees met on May 21st at the Grayson Public Library. Public comments were heard, all emails and letters received concerning the recent layoffs of part time employees due to the Covid-19 pandemic were read into the meeting record, and the board carefully considered all available information. Guided by the Governor’s regulations and guidelines for trying to control the spread of thepandemic, the WGRL realized it would … Read More

WGRL Faces Challenges

Press Release date May 4, 2020 Wythe-Grayson Regional Library Faces Challenges The last few months have presented unique challenges to households, businesses and governments not seen in generations. This past week, a record 22 million Americans were listed as unemployed, a level not seen since the Great Depression. Across the nation and inSouthwest Virginia, life and commerce has been brought to a standstill as we collectively attempt to defeat a … Read More

WGRL Update: COVID19 Response

COVID-19 Library Response Update Update posted 2020-03-21 The Wythe-Grayson Regional Library, in an abundance of caution in response to COVID-19, is currently closed from March 19 – April 4. The WGRL Board of Trustees is staying on top of this developing situation. Please check back for updates as this time frame is subject to change. WGRL is a five-library system that includes: Wythe County, Wytheville Rural Retreat, Rural Retreat Grayson … Read More

COVID19 Library Response

COVID19 Library Response_2020-03-16 The Wythe-Grayson Regional Library System (WGRL) is closely monitoring information about the Coronavirus (COVID19). The health and safety of staff and our library users is a priority. Currently all 5 libraries in the system are open and operating on normal schedules. Please check our website and Facebook page for updates. Hours of operation during this time are subject to change. We are implementing protocols as needed. We … Read More

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NYT Article: Science Fiction Sent Man to the Moon

Click here for article Neil Armstrong’s first small step owed more than you’d think to the footsteps of Jules Verne, H.G. Wells and Fritz Lang. By Michael Benson; Mr. Benson is an author of books that combine art and science. Article Date: July 20, 2019 Having trouble use the link below: