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Summersville Public Library

    The Summersville Public Library was originally founded as the Elizabeth Stephenson Memorial Library in 1962.  The library was initially housed in a space donated by the Farmers & Merchants Bank and run by volunteers.  In 1964 the library moved into Summersville's newly constructed municipal building.   When the library outgrew it's space in the municipal building, it entered into a partnership with Glenville State College to open a new public library that could support the curriculum of their Nicholas County branch campus. The Summersville Public Library is also a member of the Mountain Library Network , a consortium of neighboring libraries working together to bring you more choices for your information needs. 


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Summersville Public Library
6201 Webster Rd.  Summersville, WV  26651
PHONE: 304-872-0844
FAX: 304-872-0844
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Nicholas County High School
    The Nicholas County High School and Summersville Middle School are located just north of Summersville on US Rt. 19.  In addition to the two modern buildings, the educational complex includes an adjoining golf course, county park, and stadium with newly installed artificial turf.  For more information about the outstanding educational institutions in the Summersville area visit the Nicholas County Board of Education.


New Life Christian Academy
     In 1985 the vision for New Life Christian Academy began in the hearts of the people of New Life Assembly. In our first year, the school was held in the church basement. Although, as the vision began to spread, it became obvious that God gave our people a heart and a mind to work. During that time many worked for low wages and some even worked only for the tuition of their children. Before the second year began, the school moved to its present location.


New River Community & Technical College
 The Nicholas County Campus of New River Community & Technical College is located in Summersville, in the heart of West Virginia's outdoor adventure country. The campus is the home base for New River's School of Practical Nursing. We offer medical assisting and currently the only campus offering the health information technology program. Our Office of Workforce Education offers an array of continuing and community education classes and provides customized training for business and industry.

You will find our faculty, staff, and administration ready to help you through your college experience. Small class sizes and personalized instruction will help make this journey meaningful and enjoyable. This, coupled with an emphasis on building competencies through hands-on experience, will better prepare you to "hit the ground running" when you gain employment following graduation.

Whether you are pursuing a degree or certificate to obtain the skills you need to qualify for a job, or taking general education courses so that you can transfer into a four-year degree program, we invite you to learn about the many ways that we can help you take the next step to success.

 Mary Igo, Regional Director of Operations
New River Community and Technical College
6101 Webster Road
Summersville, WV 26651-9337
Nicholas County Board of Education

        Welcome to Nicholas County Schools where the educational environment for students and staff focuses on teaching and learning in the 21st century.  Technology has opened the world to students and staff in avenues that were unknown a mere ten years ago.  That technology will also open opportunities to students in the next ten years that may not currently be imaginable.  To succeed in this world, students and staff must engage in more challenging curriculum and instruction.  The task is challenging but can be accomplished if planned strategically and implemented in incremental steps.

Nicholas County Board of Education
400 Old Main Drive, Summersville, WV 26651,
WVU Extension Service
Through its Extension Service , WVU provides a “mini campus” in each of the state’s 55 counties. The work at these locations addresses a wide variety of community issues via a nontraditional mix of learners, faculty, staff and volunteers. Part of an educational network of 105 land-grant universities, WVU-ES takes the helping hand of West Virginia University directly to thousands of West Virginians in communities scattered across the state.

WVU Nicholas County Extension Office
715 Main Street
Summersville, WV 26651-1431
Phone: (304) 872-7898
FAX (304) 872-7895