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Kanawha County Public Library Main Library

The Kanawha County Public Library is the largest public library system in West Virginia. We have nearly 100,000 card holders, and while the vast majority of our library system patrons are from Kanawha and Putnam Counties, residents from all 55 West Virginia counties are represented in the cardholder database.

There are more than 600,000 items in the library collection; approximately 300,000 of those are housed at the Main Library with the remainder distributed among our 9 branch libraries and Mobile Library.

Patron visits to all libraries in the system total nearly 750,000 per year, and approximately 1 million library items circulate in a year’s time.

Almost 100 percent of the library’s services are FREE to the public.

123 Capitol St. Charleston, WV 25301

Phone

304-343-4646

Website

kanawhalibrary.org

Twitter

@KanawhaLibrary

Upcoming Events

Foreign Policy Association's Great Decisions Discussion

Join us the third Monday of each month through November for the Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions Discussion. This national program is designed to...

8/20 6pm
Declutter and De-Stress Workshop - Main Library

If you find yourself having the same battle over and over again to keep your house rid of clutter, this two-hour workshop is for you. This workshop will help...

9/4 6pm
Around the World Literary Journey Reading and Discussion Group

This book discussion group features nine works from a global array of established authors whose geographical settings range from Australia to the Greek...

9/6 3pm
Tales to Tails: Read to the Dog

Young readers can practice their reading skills in a fun way by reading to a trained and friendly therapy dog! Boosts confidence and self esteem. Readers...

9/8 11am
Foreign Policy Association's Great Decisions Discussion

Join us the third Monday of each month through November for the Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions Discussion. This national program is designed to...

9/17 6pm

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