The Kanawha County Public Library is the largest public library system in West Virginia. It has the main library in Charleston, WV, with nine branch libraries and one mobile library.
The library collection boasts of more than 600,000 items, about half of which are housed in the main library. Aside from the massive resource, the library hosts a number of events and classes throughout the year for all members of the community. There are storytime programs for tiny tots, games for teens, movie nights for the adults, crafting and socials for the seniors. For a complete listing of their event, visit the library’s website.
Almost 100% of the library’s services are free to the public. Volunteers and donations are always welcome, and the Friends of the Library Foundation give additional support in keeping the library an integral part in enriching the life in the community.
The Kanawha County Public Library has over 100,000 card holders, mainly from the Kanawha and Putnam counties. Getting a library card is free: simply fill in a application form, and bring it to the nearest library branch, along with a state-issued photo ID and a utility bill.
Kanawha County Public Library
123 Capitol St., Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: (304) 343-4646