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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






Upcoming Events

Children's Stage at the Capitol Street Art Fair- Saturday

The Children’s Art Fair and Kanawha County Public Library Street Fair is a perfect combination for two days of family fun: Make & take craft opportunities...

6/23 10am
Dakota & Friends Dino Party - Main Library

Dino Ed will be bringing realistic dinosaurs to the library! You may even get to ride one. See a baby dinosaur hatch from an egg and meet the triceratops...

6/27 6pm
Teens: Emotive Art - Main Library

Music can make us feel all sorts of emotions, so this program will help teens to visualize those emotions! Teens will create several different types of art...

6/28 6pm
Farmer Minor and Daisy the Reading Pig - Main Library

Join Farmer Minor and Daisy the Pot Belly Pig for a special library story time! Farmer Minor will talk about Daisy's life and routine and then read a...

7/6 10:30am
Repco Wildlife - Main Library

Repco Wildlife will bring animal rock to the library! Animals make music/songs to attract mates and defend territories. See, hold, and touch live animals...

7/9 10:30am

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