Service Announcement

  • Clendenin Branch will open at 12:30pm on Thursday, September 29.
  • All KCPL locations will close Saturday, October 22. Catch us at the West Virginia Book Festival.

Governing Boards

Room with long tables lined with many chairs

KCPL Board of Directors

The Kanawha County Public Library Board of Directors approves and generates administrative and fiscal policies and approves program direction within the constraints imposed by legal and funding requirements. The Board is the ultimate decision-making body of the Library and uses the information and recommendations from all internal and external sources to see that the Library provides a full range of services while remaining within its financial and operational capabilities.

The board is made up of 18 members representing various areas of the County as well as the City of Charleston. The members of the Board are appointed by the Kanawha County Board of Education, which takes into consideration recommendations from the Library. The Board usually meets the second Monday of each month.

Interaction and/or communication between the Board and staff members is provided through the Library Director. The Director serves as Secretary/Treasurer.

Erika Connelly, Library Director

Kanawha County Public Library
Attn: Erika Connelly, Library Director
123 Capitol Street
Charleston, WV 25301

2022 Meeting Schedule

 
Date Day Event Location
July 1 Friday Annual Meeting Main Library, Charleston, WV
July 11 Monday Regular Meeting Main Library, Charleston, WV
August 8 Monday Regular Meeting Main Library, Charleston, WV
September 12           Monday          Regular Meeting            Main Library, Charleston, WV
October 10 Monday Regular Meeting Main Library, Charleston, WV
November 14 Monday Regular Meeting Main Library, Charleston, WV
December 12 Monday Regular Meeting Main Library, Charleston, WV

All meetings are scheduled to begin at 4:00 PM unless otherwise noted.

Meeting dates, times, and locations are subject to change.


Current Members

President: Benjamin Thomas
First Vice President: Stephanie Haden
Second Vice President: Betty King
Library Director & Secretary-Treasurer: Erika Connelly

Dr. Mickey Blackwell
Christopher Erlewine
Angela Gould
Jason L. Holliday
Thomas J. Hurney

John Jarrett
Kevin Johnson
Jennifer Pauer
Angelia Russell
Anne Silbernagel

 

Susan C. Shumate
Dr. Ken Sullivan
Cynthia Tawney
Dr. Robert Wallace
James W. Withrow

 

Branch Advisory & Governing Boards

President: Midge Forwood
Vice President: Rick Owens
Secretery-Treasurer: Tina Hall

Members:
  
Angie Freyberg
  Betty Sue Harper
  Butch Cottrell
  Christina Belt
  Linda Bell
  Melissa Preston
  Sue Shafer
 

President: William Peckol
Vice President: Monica Burdette
Secretary: Pat Skeen
Treasurer: Chris Connell
Financial Secretary: Paul Gebhard

Members: 
  Jane Lowen
  Brenda Witt

President: Louann Petts

Members: 
  Cynthia Dye
  Carolyn O’Brien
  Sierra Sovine
  Francine Wiley

President: Elizabeth Belcher
Vice President: Cynthia Jo Tawney
Secretary: Tina Stodola
Treasurer: Trudy Bonnett-Fragale
Teen Member: Noah Sergent, Rebecca Stodola

Members:
  David Aleshire
  Mickey Blackwell
  Anna Campbell
  Nina Darnell
  Dorothea Fuqua
  Bob Hiser
  Marty Kibler
  Sandra Martin
 

President: Joan Shaffer
Vice President: Barbara Jones
Secretary: Carolyn Reed
Treasurer: Diane Slaughter

Members:

Mary Bonham
Bobbie Coon
Jane Davies
Conner Decker
Danny Decker
Cathy Hammack
Patty Null
Debbie Rolston    
Louise St. Clair
Mike Summerlin

Board Chair: Dale Withrow
Vice Chair & Facility Chair: Tom Cloer
Recording Secretary: Naydeen Wolf
Treasurer & Teen Chair: Vicki Tawney 
Membership Chair: Cay Hoh
Program Chair: Becky Goodwin
Garden Chair: Willie Washington
Book Sale Chair: Henry Bono
Publicity Chair: Mary Treen
Friends Chair: Debbie Duvall

Members:
  Sarah Carper
  Sandy Foster
  Andy Spradling

President: Robert Fields
Secretary: Ruth Brother
Treasurer: Gertrude Legg

Members: 
  Sharon Dye
  Karen Humphrey