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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

Family STEM: Balloon-Powered Car

Help us celebrate Earth Day by making an air powered car from recycled materials. Please register online for this event at Family.

4/21 11am
Sunday Jams Encore: Blue Yonder

Blue Yonder is best known for their memorable original songs, virtuoso musicianship and feel-good stage presence. Featuring award-winning songwriter and...

4/29 2pm
Coast to Coast: Contemporary American Writers Reading and Discussion Group

This book discussion series focuses on some new voices in contemporary American literature. The group meets the first Thursday of each month September 2017...

5/3 3pm
Roast Club

Teens are invited to do their best Mystery Science Theater 3000 impressions for this monthly event! Join us to watch and roast a cheesy movie or TV show....

5/3 3pm
What Do Foundations Look For in Grant Applicants?

Join The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation Program Officers Stephanie Hyre, Megan Simpson, and Sheri Ryder as they take an in-depth look at what TGKVF's...

5/9 2pm

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