Mary H. Weir Public Library
Literacy & Lifelong Learning Program

The Literacy and Lifelong Learning Program of the Mary H. Weir Public Library, a United Way Agency, has been serving residents of the Tri-state area since the late '70's using a variety of methods including the Laubach Method of teaching reading in one-to-one and small group settings, English as a Second Language Instruction and also computer assisted instruction. Free training and materials are given to volunteers completing the 12-hour Training By Design Tutor Training Workshop. Classes for the new readers are free, confidential, self-paced and learner-centered. The Weirton Area Literacy Council will be celebrating its 19th anniversary this year. Mary K. Bagienski currently serves as Council President.

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Reading, Writing, & Running 5K

The First Annual Reading, Writing, & Running 5K was held Friday, June 9th, 2000.  Matthew Apesos coordinated the event as part of his Eagle Scout project. Proceeds from the run benefited the Mary H. Weir Public Library's Literacy and Lifelong Learning and Children's Programs. To see more pictures of the Race click on the picture below.

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5K Race Volunteers

Rebecca Carlisle, Volunteer; Diane Stankiewicz, Volunteer; Pamela Makricosta, Literacy and Lifelong Learning Coordinator; Tammy Porter, Volunteer;  Sandra Reardon, Children's Librarian; Matthew Apesos, Race Coordinator; and Richard Rekowski, Mary H. Weir Public Library Director

Mary Kay Bagienski, current president of the Weirton Area Literacy Council, was awarded the "Ruby Lowther Memorial Award" which is given annually by Pamela Makricosta, Coordinator. Our new reader and our Council were among those honored by Governor Underwood and West Virginia Laubach Literacy at the Literacy Reception at the Governor's Mansion in Charleston.

Our local literacy program is affiliated with:

West Virginia Library Commission (WVLC)

West Virginia Laubach Literacy (WVLL)

Laubach Literacy Action (LLA)

Photo Gallery

Our Council Representatives at WV Adult Education Conference. Bill Losey Spoke to the Governor's Literacy Council and Members of WV Laubach Literacy.

These are the most recently trained Laubach volunteer tutors.