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Looking to assist the library in providing great events, classes, materials and online resources? Donating to KCPL is a great way to give back to the community. Donation opportunities include supporting our Annual Fund and donating gently-used books and other materials.

Annual Fund Donations

Donate Online

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Donate by Mail or In Person

We accept cash or check at any KCPL library location. Checks may also be mailed to:

Kanawha Public Library System
c/o Marketing & Development
123 Capitol Street
Charleston, WV 25301


Donate Stocks

Stock or bond transfers may be handled by your broker. Please contact Marketing & Development by email or by phone at 304-343-4646 ext. 1363.

Book & Material Donations

Please see our Materials Selection Policy for additional qualifications and guidelines regarding these donations.

Donate Gently-Used Books

We can accept donations of used books and other materials at any of our KCPL locations. Though we cannot appraise the value of your donation, we will provide a receipt. Please refrain from donating textbooks, encyclopedias, magazines, or VHS tapes.

Title Adoption Program

Commemorate a person, group, occasion, or milestone by adding a title to the library’s collection for $25—the average cost of a hardback book. We will purchase specific titles, authors, or subjects as requested. Book plates can be placed in most materials to identify your gift.

Additional information and application available for download.

Thank You to Our Donors!

In recognition of all those who have contributed to the 2020/2021 Annual Fund or participated in our Title Adoption Program.

Mike and Laura Lee Albert

Timothy C. Alderman

Lorena Ammar

Robert Ammirato

Sunya Anderson


Dr. and Mrs. Steven A. Artz

Lewis Bailey

Margaret Bailey

Mary Baker

Michele Baranaskas

Lowell Basford

Ellen Bastron

Llewellyn Hall Beck

Mr. and Mrs. W. Marston Becker

Harriett Smith Beury

Robert Beury

Paula J. Bickham

Evan Buck

David R. Bungard

Kevin Cade

Becky Calwell

Carol Campbell

Steven and Nancy Canterbury

Mr. and Mrs. Stan Cavendish

George and Annette Cipriani

Clay Center Medical Society

Carolyn M. Conner

Lionel Craddock

Cheryl L. Davis

William Maxwell Davis

JoAnn Dawson

Michael Del Guidice

Dr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Dougherty

Alan M. Drescher

Otto and Dottie Drescher

Debbie Eads

Joseph Ertl

Denise Ferris

Kate Fitzgerald and Paul Sheridan

F.M. Pile Hardware Co., Inc.

Carolyn Frye

Bill and Pat Garner

Samme Gee

Keith George

Cookie R. Glasser, in memory of Susan B. Simon and Allen Lee West

Mr. and Mrs. Michael R. Graney

Larry Groce

Stanley Gutman and Buff Lindau

Stephanie and Edward Haden

Ryan Hagerty

Cheryle M. Hall

Hedda Haning

JoAnn Harris

Cynthia A. Harris

JoAnn Harris

Monica Hatfield

Thomas A. Heywood
and Melody A. Simpson

David Hoge

Keith M. Holmes

Homestead Ventures

Tom and Julia Hurney

Mary B. Jenkins

Beverly J. Johnson

Douglas W.R. Johnson

Mary E. Johnson

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Joseph

Kathryn J. Kay

Thomas and Sue Kellam

Mike Kelly

Mr. and Mrs. Elizabeth J. Kent

Ann Knebel

Kathie and Marty Kommor

J. Thomas Lane

Mr. and Mrs. James W. Lane, Jr.

Kelly Larrabee

Priscilla Lawson

Rev. Jim Lewis

William Ludwig

Robert and Mildred Lynn

Virginia V. Mairs

Julian Martin

Ellen Maxwell-Hoffman

Carla McClure

Callen McJunkin

David McCready

Mac and Mary Adelia McLeod

Donna McNeely

Melissa Menefee

Harry B. Mills

Ellen W. Mohler

Carol Mollohan

Greg Moore and Dawn Miller

Wayne and Cheryl Morgan

Julia A. Morton

and Mary Leslie Morton

Bill and Carolyn Mullett

Jerri Nibert

James Olson

Ann and Bob Orders

Tennis Parrish

Charis Parsons

Jennifer Pauer

PayPal Giving Fund

Judge Ronald G. Pearson and Ms. Elizabeth High

Emmett Pepper

Meredith Thomas Persinger

Lea Anne Pinney

Ray and Mary Ratliff

Richie Robb

Terrance Rodgers and Karen Speidel Rodgers

Virginia H. Rugeley

Francis Saldanha, M.D.

Mr. and Mrs. Mark H. Schaul

Karen Scherr

Dan Schuda

Freddie A. Sizemore

Kari Smolder

Dave and Pat Stanton

Jennifer Starsick

Betty G. Stern

Ashley Summitt

Louisa Swift and John Levin (2)

Heidi Talmage

R.L. Taylor

Jay and Simone Thomas

Jennifer Thomas

Bonnie G. Tincher

Mary Catherine Tuckwiller

Melanie Vickers

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Victorson

Mr. and Mrs. Gregory L. Wallace

Steve and Laura Wehrle

Ann Weimer

Kit Wellford

Susan and Stephen Wellons

Lisa Westfall

Dee Ann White

Tessa White

Steve and Linda Wilson

Beverly Wright

Kenneth C. Wright

Mr. and Mrs. Todd R. Wright

Mr. and Mrs. David Zinn

Anonymous, in memory of Nelle Ratrie Chilton

Marsha Albert and the Pushkin Kids, in memory of Bert McEldowney

Mr. and Mrs. R. Ruffner Alexander, in memory of Sue Hancock Bradford

Judy Baird, in memory of Sue Hancock Bradford

Betty H. Barrett, in memory of Nelle Ratrie Chilton

Carter Blundon, in memory of Sue Hancock Bradford

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bradford, in memory of Nelle Ratrie Chilton

Matthew W. Brown, in memory of Marty Glasser and in honor of Cookie Glasser

Charleston Area Alliance, in memory of Nelle Ratrie Chilton

Dr. and Mrs. Kyle F. Fort, in memory of Nelle Ratrie Chilton

Cookie R. Glasser, in memory of Nelle Ratrie Chilton

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Goldsmith, in memory of Nelle Ratrie Chilton

Pat and Jessica Graney, in memory of Nelle Ratrie Chilton

Will and Anna Haltiwanger, in memory of Nelle Ratrie Chilton

Herscher Foundation, Inc., in memory of Nelle Ratrie Chilton

Pamela McGee, in memory of Peter F. Lydens

Callen McJunkin, in memory of Lakin Ray Cook and Nelle Ratrie Chilton

Mary L. McMorrow, in memory of Sue Hancock Bradford

Ruth Vanderwilt McVey, in memory of Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Vanderwilt and Mary Ellen Vanderwilt

Susan Thomas Melvin, in memory of Sue Hancock Bradford

Mary Ellen and Harry Moore, in memory of Sue Bradford

Holmes and Antoinette Morrison, in memory of Nelle Ratrie Chilton

Todd Mount and Lisa Workman, in memory of Nelle Ratrie Chilton

NTV Asset Management, LLC, in memory of Nelle Ratrie Chilton

John and Marie Nesius, in memory of Nelle Ratrie Chilton

Lois Payne, in memory of Jerry Taylor

Richard and Marion Sinclair, in memory of Sue Hancock Bradford

Hillary Samples, in memory of Sue Hancock Bradford

From Ike and Stuart Smith, in memory of Nelle Ratrie Chilton

Stuart Smith, in memory of Bert McEldowney

Stanley and Ann Tao, in memory of Nelle Ratrie Chilton

Ann H. Walker, in memory of Sue Hancock Bradford


Charles Quincy Gage
Memorial Fund

F.M. Davis Family Fund

Lejeune-Farley Fund

Robert Lawson Fund

Carol A. Casto

Jennie Ferretti

Georganna J. Francke

Susan B. (Belle) Haddad

Sallie Hart

Pamela Meadows Harvit

Elizabeth (Betsey) S. Johnson

Neva G. Lusk

Dina M. Mohler

Nikki H. Moses

Patricia M. Moyers

Danita Nellhaus

Barbara Payne Nolan

Phyllis P. Payne

Julia W. Robinson

Jane Beattie Shepherd

Anne Ray Silbernagel

Jo Ellen Yeary

Branch libraries located in unincorporated areas of Kanawha County are asked to raise a portion of their operating expenses. Our THANKS to the following donors who directed their Annual Fund contribution to these branch libraries:


Dolores J. Hanson

Betty L. Jones

Network for Good (2)

Sharon Parker

Paul and Gloria Shafer

Kenna L. Skiles

Deb Walker

Susan Watkins, in memory of Margaret Catherine Kee

Elaine Woods

Frank and Joyce Andrews

Chris Borchert

Suellen Bottorf

Judith Bradford

Faith and Bill Bragg

Monica Burdette

Dennis and Marilyn Byrnside

Carol Carpenter

Rose Cooley

Sarah Edgell

Melba J. Farley

Ed and Debbie Fischer

Mr. and Mrs. John A. Fleek (2)

Robin S. Francis

George Freebersyser

Paul Gebhard

Paul and Barbara Gebhard

Martin Grimm

Lora Harless

Sandra L. Havely

Jack L. and Norma S. Justice

Louis Kapicak

Mr. and Mrs. John F. Lacaria

Frances Lanier

Janet Lawson

Jane Lowen, in memory of Paul Lowen

Lois Ludwig

Brenda S. Mace

Mr. and Mrs. Jack C. McClanahan

Mr. and Mrs. J. Mark McCormick

Jennifer and John Meeks

James Robert Miller

Walter and Hollie Mitchell

Kenneth Negley

Ann Neidlinger

Linda C. Nicholson

Gary and Sandra Orr, in memory of Paul Lowen

William R. Peckol

Andrea Phillips

John A. & Lucille S.

Pianfetti Foundation, Inc.

Sandra N. Price

Gloria Puckett

Ron and Janet Raether

Joanne Rich

Alice Riecks

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Riecks, in memory of Paul Lowen

Wanda Rogier

Mary E. Sansom

Barbara Schell

Frances V. Shropshire

Frances L. Sloan

Minerva Sneed

Sally B. Snyder

Julie Spiegler, in memory of Liz Older

Julie Speigler, in memory of Paul Lowen
and Peter Lydens
Julie Spiegler, in memory of Jerry Taylor

Jo A. Stapleton

Lois R. Thompson

Pamela Thor

Rosalie Venitsanos

Kathy Vogelaar

Jerre and Ken Watkins

Betty Watson

Karen Williams

Robin J. Woodson

Oliver Arbogast

Dr. Kenneth R. Bailey

Debra Beatty

Lois A. Byrd

Mr. and Mrs. John R. Carper

Angela Cavender

Mrs. Dee Cavender

Melora Cann

Charlotte J. Cummings

Nina L. Darnell

Jo Ellen Dean-Wagoner

Patty J. Deutsch LPC, in honor of Joni Deutsch

Richard Fauss and Debra Basham

Geraldine T. Foy

Bill J. Gibson, D.D.S.

Karen Haddad, in memory of Joseph L. Darnell

Katherine Hopkins

Mike and Kathleen Johnson, Michael and Stacy Johnson, Megan and Andy Lazzor,

    and Nick and Leslie Johnson, in memory of Joseph L. Darnell

William Kelley (2)

Teresa Koon

Alan and Carol Kuhlman (2)

Rita Lewis

Sandra Martin

Frank and Joyce Mash

Mr. and Mrs. W.K. McMorrow

Suzanne E. Meyer, in memory of Joseph L. Darnell

Evelyn J. Minton, in memory of Joseph L. Darnell

Jean Morris

Mr. Brooks A. Mullins

Travis M. Naylor, in memory of Joseph L. Darnell

Lisa Paddock

David and Louise Peelle

Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Penn III

Bruce G. Perrone (2)

Edith T. Phillips

Kathleen Rushworth

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Smeltzer

Lola Smith

Tony and Cookie Spadafora, in memory of Joseph L. Darnell

Isabel Starling (2)

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Stevenson

Arnold L. Stewart, in memory of Joseph L. Darnell

TC Energy Corporation

Ronald L. Warren

Benita Whitman

Wildwood Homeowners Association, in memory of Joseph L. Darnell

Women of Wildwood, in memory of Joseph L. Darnell

Mrs. Joyce Williams

Carrie A. Young

Dianne Allport

John and Donzella Fleck

Paula McCoy

Larry L. Rowe (2)

David and Nancy Siders

Catherine S. Turner

Jeanne Barnhart

Jerry L. Barker

Terry A. Brogan

Jack and Rethia Bumgardner

Nova Casto

Lilith J. Cunningham

Nancy Cunningham

Gary Facemyer

Rebecca L. Funk

Tracy Gary

John and Marguerite Godbey

Michael Godwin

Margaret Golden

Betty Jane Harper

Mike and Susie Haynes

JoAnn Jones

Jonnie R. Jones

David Joplin

Peggy Kenyon

Mr. and Mrs. Kyle L. McGraw

Mr. and Mrs. Gannett Monk

Tom and Linda Morgan

Agnes Moriarty

Paul R. Ostand

Yvonne Povick

Darrell Rolston

Dr. and Mrs. David A. Santrock

Lynne Schwartz-Barker

Glenda J. Sisson

Larry and Donita Spradling

Louise St. Clair

Sherry Stump

Deloris L. Warner

Lala Wiley

Terri Williamson