Service Updates

  • Mobile Library is unavailable due to mechanical issues; staff will report to usual stops for pick-up and drop-off services.
  • Riverside Public Library is closed until Oct. due to renovations at the Riverside High School facility.
  • Glasgow Branch Library is closed until further notice due to building maintenance.
  • West Virginia Book Festival is virtual for 2021, and in-person events are canceled. Visit for more info.

Friends of the Library

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Building Awareness, Appreciation & Support for Our Library

Although funding for KCPL comes mostly through local and state tax revenues, the cost of resources and services can no longer be met only through these sources. The library also depends on generous donors who believe the library is essential to the quality of life in our community and that it deserves additional support. The Friends is a committee of The Library Foundation of Kanawha County, Inc. The purpose of the Friends is to support the library’s vision and mission through: advocacy; assisting with special events, volunteerism, fundraising and public relations; and offering assistance and support to each library in the system.

A Great Library Needs Great Friends

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Steering Committee Members

Chair: Debbie Duvall
Vice Chair: Susan Watkins
Secretary: Karen Lukens

Ex-Officio Officers
Secretary-Treasurer: Erika Connelly
KCPL Board President: Monika Jaensson

Jean Andrews

Cookie Glasser

Julia Hurney

Shelley Kanner

Kathie Kommor

Sharon LaDriere

Jane McEldowney

Cheryl Crigger Morgan

Anne Silbernagel

Megan Simpson

Jane Turner

Katy White