Library Expansion Project

November 16th was very momentous for our library. We cannot possibly put into words how thankful we are for the Washington County Riverboat Foundation. They chose to award us full funding for our grant to expand the library. We are grateful beyond measure! Also, a big thank you to the City of Wellman for their support with this project. We cannot wait to get started!!

The library will be expanding into the space on the East end of our building, formerly the Senior Dining Center. This addition will nearly double our current square footage and give us space for some much-needed improvements! We will be adding not only additional shelf space, but a programming room, study room, additional bathrooms, expanding our children’s area, and more!

We are so thankful for all of the support we have received from our community!

When you support the Wellman-Scofield Public Library, you help to sustain and grow your local library as a place that is accessible and welcoming to all, where individuals and groups can learn and grow, make connections, find inspiration and explore possibilities.

how can you help? Please consider Making a Financial Gift

You can give a little or a lot, and in a variety of ways. Whatever and however you give, your support makes a real difference in the lives of our community.

Through the generosity of our donors, the Wellman-Scofield Public Library plans to expand our current library to nearly twice the current size. Your gift helps us create a space for children to learn to read, to help teenagers succeed in school, to help adults prepare for and secure new jobs, and for our community to continue to grow and to thrive.

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This page will be a space for announcements and updates as the renovation progresses. Please check back occasionally to see what is happening!

New Library Layout Preview

Here is a look at the plans for our library expansion. You may have seen different plans previously. We have worked with our architect to re-evaluate the remodeling plans, updating them to better use the existing structure while making an even better space for the community.

Existing Space, 2500 sq/ft
Expanded Space, 5890 sq/ft

Dino Adventure Fun!

With over 950 people in attendance, our Dino Adventure was a blast! We had games, a fossil dig, a maze, a virtual reality room, big dinosaurs, and more for everyone to enjoy. A huge thank you to everyone who came out to make this event a success, especially our volunteers who made this possible. We were able to raise $1500 towards our library expansion.


We had a fantastic turnout for our first big fundraiser! We had almost 20 trivia teams attend the event and our silent auction was also a huge success. We are happy to report that we raised almost $3,500! We are so thankful to our community for supporting this event!