Library to host Education Expo

ELKINS — The Elkins-Randolph County Public Library will hold an informational exhibition Sept. 14, at 5:30 p.m. The Alternative Education Expo will feature multiple options for changing or supplementing education in Randolph County.

Presenters at the exposition will display curriculums, methods, and alternative types of educational programs and present the pros and cons for them. Some current students and parents of these programs will also be in attendance to answer questions about their experiences.

“We love and support our public schools,” said Stephanie Murphy, interim library director. “And we are active in coordinating with the teachers and students that attend them. But every child does not respond to the same method of education. Some need a little extra support, some need a different structure, and some families prefer different levels of involvement in their children’s education. It’s a personal choice. We just want everyone to know what their options are and that the library is here to help in any way we can.”

The public is invited to attend the presentation between 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tables will be set up in the library that will serve as information stations. The list of presenters includes:

• Highland Adventist School

• Mountaineer Challenge Academy

Randolph County Home School Association

• Tutors

• Literacy Volunteers

Additional presenters are still welcome, and may sign up by contacting the Elkins-Randolph County Public Library.

For more information, visit Group/Events tab on the library’s website at, call the library, or follow the Event tab on Facebook at