123 Capitol St., Charleston West Virginia 25301
Kanawha County Library, serving an area of 189,000 residents, has a collection of 480,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 32,000 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 12,600 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 138 employees, of whom 24 are fully accredited librarians, plus volunteers. The system comprises one central library and 9 branch libraries, plus one bookmobile. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $1,050,000. Patrons make 1,000,000 visits annually, and check out materials 1,100,000 times. Twenty-nine percent of all check-outs are children's materials.
Other Public Libraries nearby:
(Washington Ch) Carnegie Public Library
(Chapmanville) Chapmanville Public Library
(Gallipolis) Dr. Samuel L. Bossard Memorial Library
(Gallipolis) Gallia County District Library
(Charleston) Kanawha County Library
(Charleston) Kanawha County Public Library
07/15 Coming to The Charleston area
West Virginia Strawberry Festival Buckhannon WV May15-19 The Festival is a unique, traditional celebration to promote the strawberry harvest. Enthusiastic volunteers provide good, family style entertainment that offers exciting educational and cultural events for everyone.
Mountainfest Morgantown WV July24-28
Appalachian Festival Beckley WV August23-25 The 17th Annual Appalachian Festival is three big days packed with arts, crafts, entertainment, music, food and fun!
Golden Delicious Festival Clay WV August30-September1 The Golden Delicious is the State Fruit of West Virginia. Clay County is the birthplace of the golden delicious. Antique Car Show, Art Auction Baking Contest,
5K Run/Walk, Golf Tournament.
West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival Clarksburg WV August30-September1 A special children's area and stage has been added to entertain the smaller children during the entire Festival, from Happy the Clown to magicians and music.