Our Approach

Gilmer Public Library is dedicated to providing open access to reliable information for all Gilmer County area residents.  We are open 6 days a week, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

GPL is home to more than 25,000 items available for check out, including a vast collection of movies, a growing West Virginia collection, a solid selection of audiobooks, and a great collection of fiction and non-fiction for all ages. In addition to books and movies, we offer ten public computers, and free wifi available 24/7. Outdoor seating comes complete with solar charging stations. Copy, fax, and laminating services are available for a minimum fee.

We also have a video production room, complete with microphones, cameras, backdrops, and video conference capability. Our Facebook page features weekly video storytime, daily writing prompts, library trivia, tutorials, and more. Our website offers our patrons connection to high-quality and reliable free ebooks, free audiobooks, and free research, tutorials as well as homeschooling and lifelong learning sources.

Every Friday is FINE FREE at Gilmer Public Library.
Return your overdue items with no hassle, and no fines.

Gilmer Public Library's policy manual details library services and library rules. Policies the public should be aware of are listed here.

Our Story

Gilmer County was the last county in West Virginia to open a public library. The land was donated by the Board of Education, and the building was built by Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center students. The first carousel was built in 1979, and the second in 1989. GPL is sponsored in Gilmer County by the City of Glenville, and receives most funding from the West Virginia Library Commission and from Gilmer County Levy Funds.

GPL is a member of the West Virginia Library Network which allows patrons to borrow from any library within the network via Inter-Library Loan. A Board of Trustees provides library oversight. Board Meeting agendas are posted in our News Section, and board meetings are open to the public.

Library Staff

Library Director - Lisa Minney, director@gilmerpublib.org

Assistant Librarian - Monica Goguen, monica.goguen@clark.lib.wv.us

Library Clerk - Carolyn Taylor, carolyn.taylor@clark.lib.wv.us

Library Cataloger - Dona Wilcoxson


Board of Trustees

June Nonnenburg - President

Judy Meads - Vice President

Mary Bland-Strickland - Secretary/Treasurer

Wanda Chambers

Cheri West