Gilmer Public Library is located in and sponsored by the City of Glenville. The City of Glenville is an example of a rural community with values of a small town. We feel in this informational age, it is critical our citizens are well informed.
GPL receives funding from the West Virginia Library Commission and from Gilmer County Levy Funds. Gilmer County in central West Virginia, like many other counties, is located on the Allegheny Plateau. It is known for its oil and natural gas wells, livestock, fruit, potatoes, corn, and timber. Gilmer County is home to Glenville State College and the West Virginia State Folk Festival.
GPL is a member of the West Virginia Library Network. Patrons of Gilmer Public Library can use the Inter-Library Loan system to borrow items from any library included in the network, including Morgantown Public Library, Clarksburg Public Library, or Parkersburg/Wood County Libraries, among others. GPL patrons can also use their library card at Robert F. Kidd Library on Glenville State College campus.
A Board of Trustees provides oversight for the operations of Gilmer Public Library. Board Meeting agendas are posted on our Community Bulletin Board inside the library and in our News Section of this web site. Board meetings are open to the public.
Gilmer Public Library cooperates on projects regularly with Friends of Gilmer Public Library, Gilmer County Historical Society, and other groups within the county.
Gilmer Public Library serves Gilmer County and surrounding areas. We have built and donated little libraries to the communities throughout the county, including Rosedale, Normantown, Tanner, Linn, Glenville, Sand Fork, and Cox's Mills. Feel free to take books or donate books to these community outlets.