Mountain Network Catalog Consortium Transitions to New Catalog System

The Mountain Network Catalog (Mtn-N-Cat) Consortium, composed of the Wythe-Grayson and Galax-Carroll Regional Library systems, is pleased to introduce Atriuum’s Gallery, a modern and mobile-responsive online catalog provided by Book Systems, Inc. The new Mt-N-Cat Library system will go live for patrons on Friday, December 1, 2023. Patrons will notice new search options and receive better search results across print and digital resources the library systems offer. Patrons will easily … Read More

Whitetop Public Library Extends Gratitude to GigaBeam for Enhancing Digital Access

Whitetop Public Library is delighted to extend its heartfelt appreciation to Giga Beam, a leading internet service provider, for their invaluable support in bringing enhanced digital connectivity to our community. Through their generous provision of internet services for public use computers and Wi-Fi access at our Whitetop Library location, Giga Beam has significantly enriched the technological resources available to our patrons. In an increasingly digital world, access to high-quality internet … Read More

Regional Library Celebrates 75 Years of Service!

Happy Anniversary to the Wythe-Grayson Regional Library System for seventy-five years of service to Wythe and Grayson Counties. The theme for our 75th anniversary celebration is ‘Looking Back, Stepping Forward’. In the two previous articles I, Mary Thomas, Director, recounted stories from our files about our founding libraries, the implementation of bookmobile services, and the creation of the Wythe-Grayson Regional Library system. ​Over the past 75 years, the Regional Library … Read More

History of the Bookmobile

The Wythe-Grayson Regional Library honors the early history of the Wytheville Library, initiation of Bookmobile service, and ultimately the creation of the Regional Library System, and the growth in services provided at each branch library. Looking back at the formation of libraries in both counties has been both enlightening and fascinating. The Grayson County Library started in 1934 with one woman’s vision. The Wytheville Library had its start in the … Read More

Early History of WGRL!

            Wythe-Grayson Regional Library is celebrating 75 years of history!  The theme for WGRLs 75th anniversary is “Looking Back Stepping Forward”.  I have heard a lot of stories over the years, especially about the Becker Library in Independence and the citizens of both Wythe and Grayson counties promoting the development of their public libraries and in creating a joint library system for the two counties. … The story begins with … Read More

Wythe-Grayson Regional Library Celebrates 75 Years of Community Service and Innovation

  Wythe-Grayson Regional Library Celebrates 75 Years of Community Service and Innovation Wythe-Grayson Regional Library is proud to announce its 75th anniversary, marking a significant milestone in providing exceptional resources and services to the community. With the theme of “Looking Back, Stepping Forward,” the library celebrates its rich history while emphasizing its ongoing commitment to innovation and meeting the evolving needs of its patrons. Since its inception on August 19, … Read More

Wythe-Grayson Regional Library Receives Privacy Pods

Individuals will be able to use a “privacy pod” purchased with grant funding at the Wythe- Grayson Regional Library. The pod is designed to dampen the sound of conversations for a quiet, more productive work environment. While the library has a variety of meeting spaces, there was a lack of space for individuals to meet in private without using the Community Room. This booth will help the library improve its … Read More

Wythe-Grayson Regional Library Now Offers Kanopy

Wythe-Grayson Regional Library digital offerings just got better with the addition of a new video streaming service – Kanopy. Kanopy delivers to Wythe and Grayson residents with a library card, a collection of 30,000+ critically acclaimed movies, documentaries, and kids’ favorites. Many of Kanopy’s videos are not available on any other streaming video platform and the experience is easy-to-use and completely advertisement free. Library card holders can access Kanopy through … Read More

Wythe-Grayson Regional Library Introduces Niche Academy!

Whether you are using our online resources for the first time or just need a refresher course, you will love Niche Academy tutorials! Niche Academy is an easy to use platform that allows you to access a variety of tutorials covering library resources and information on different subjects and technology tools. Maybe you want to learn more about Libby from Overdrive or how to create an account on Facebook or … Read More

Wythe Grayson Regional Library Announces Going Fine Free for 1 Year

Fine Free Trial period: February 28, 2022 – February 2023  The Wythe- Grayson Regional Library and Board of Trustees is happy to announce that effective February 28th, 2021 through February 2023; overdue fines will not accrue on any materials except for WGRL equipment (such as Mobile Hotspots, e-readers or the telescope.) We are excited to be following the practice of many libraries around the country and removing this potential barrier … Read More