About the Library
Moomau-Grant County Public Library currently houses approximately
45,000 books. We also have DVDs, audio books and over 40
magazines available. You can research our local history
in our genealogy room; which includes the Grant County
Press on microfilm and dates back to 1896. We also offer
a children's library, and a media center with 4 patron access computers. The library supports our
patrons with an abundance of services such as Notary, Fax, Copy, free Wi-Fi and 2 Workforce WV
stations. Don't forget to visit our branch, Allegheny
Mt. Top Public Library located in Mt. Storm, WV.
To learn more about our beautiful County visit the
Grant County Courthouse
What's Happening at the Library
Virginia Ghost Stories coming to the Library!!!
7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 24, 2016
Spirits will be high at the Grant
County Library when storyteller Susanna Holstein comes
on October 24th to spin tales of West Virginia's
best-known ghosts as well as some not as well known but
equally eerie spirits.
"I find ghost stories all
across West Virginia" said Holstein, who
presents stories across West Virginia as
Granny Sue. Headless ghosts, vengeful
revenants, restless graves and unsolved
murders abound in all regions of the state.
"Murdered peddler tales seem to be
commonplace. One of my favorite stories is
from Burnt House, WV, and is the story of
how the place got its name. I came upon
another story quite by accident one night
when I was lost somewhere in Ritchie Count.
It's a haunting tale of a man trapped and
buried in a tunnel. Then there is the story
of the little boy who was buried three
People often tell family
ghost stories or personal experiences to
Holstein, who then researches to find out
more and develop the story into a tellable
tale. "I try to visit the place where the
event happened, and I research historical
and genealogical records for more
information. It's surprising what turns up."
Holstein performs nationally as well
as locally, and is a founding member of the West
Virginia Storytelling Guild. Her twenty year career has
included such events as the National Storytelling
Conference, West Virginia's Sesquicentennial
Celebration, Vandalia, Augusta Heritage Series, the
Mountain State Arts and Crafts Fair, WV Book Festival,
and school, library, conference and other performances.
program will be held at the Grant County Library at 7:00
p.m. on Monday, October 24th. Please call
304-257-4122 for more information. This program is free
and open to the public. Please join us!!!
now available for free on our patron access computers
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