Philippi Library ‘Bookworms’ team runs for it

A team of runners and walkers representing the Philippi Public Library “Bookworms” will participate in the Tucker Community Foundation Run For It! on Sept. 27 in Davis.

“This is the fifth year the library has participated in the annual race during the Leaf Peeper’s Festival,” said Library Director and Team Captain Judy Buckner Larry. “Come out and support your local library and have a good time in the process! The money generated by the library’s team this year for the Run For It! will be used to match the West Virginia Grant-in-Aid, to meet operational expenses, to update library services and programs and maintain an aging facility.”

The library strives to provide quality materials, programs and services which fulfill the educational, informational, cultural and recreational needs of the community and fosters lifelong learning.

The library offers programs, including, but not limited to, computer, financial and adult literacy classes, resume writing and job search workshops, and cultural programs for adult; Teen Read Week (literacy program) for teens; and early literacy programs for children.

“From last year’s race,” Larry said, “we learned that a larger team produces larger results. Consequently, we are calling all walkers, runners and strollers to become members of the Philippi Public Library team for the Tucker Community Foundation’s annual 2k walk or 5k run on Saturday, Sept. 27, on the streets of Davis.”

For those who are unable to join in the walk or run, but still want to help, the library also is seeking much-needed sponsors for the library’s team in this event and a matching donor. The donations are tax-deductible and all Philippi Public Library “Bookworms” team donations will go to the Philippi Public Library. Registration and donor forms are available at the library. Additional information about the Run For It and the Tucker Community Foundation is available online at For more information about the Philippi Public Library, contact Larry at 304-457-3495 or stop by the library.