Service Announcement

  • Cross Lanes Branch will be closed Friday, July 1 for repairs.
  • All KCPL locations will be closed Monday, July 4 for the Independence Day Holiday and will reopen Tuesday, July 5.
  • Main's Study Rooms will be unavailable Tuesday, July 5 through Friday, July 8 due to a technology install.
  • Main's Drive-Up Window will be closed from July 18 through August 8.
  • Due to staffing restrictions, we are unable to provide Pop-Up Library Service at the Booker T. Washington Community Center for the month of July. Service will continue at the Tompkins House.

Upcoming Events

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Storywalk® @ the Charleston Sternwheel Regatta

06/30/2022 @ 12:00pm - 07/04/2022 @ 6:00pm
Off Site
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Children, Family, All Ages
Program Type: Other
Event Details:
Kanawha County Public Library will participate in the Charleston Sternwheel Regatta with our Storywalk® titled: My River at Magic Island from Thursday, June 30 through Monday, July 4. Children of all ages can enjoy this story, learn...

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Accessibility

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodation to attend a program at any KCPL facility should contact the ADA Coordinator at least 48 hours prior to the event. Phone: 304-343-4646 ext. 1242 or 1268 Email: facilities@kanawhalibrary.org

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Inclement Weather

All programs are subject to rescheduling or cancellation in the event of inclement weather.

This event is in the "Tweens: 10-12 Years" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

IDEA Lab Meet & Greet

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: IDEA Lab
Age Group: Tweens: 10-12 Years, Teens, Adults, Family, Seniors
Program Type: IDEA Lab
Event Details:
Join us for an IDEA Lab Meet & Greet! Experience our 3D printers and other equipment in action and learn how you can reserve one for yourself.  ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodation to attend a program at any KCPL facility should contact the ADA Coordinator at least 48 hours prior to the event. Phone: 304-343-4646 ext. 1242 or 1268 Email: facilities@kanawhalibrary.org

This event is in the "Family" group.

Family Fun with Sand Art

5:30pm - 7:00pm
St. Albans Branch Library
Library Branch: St. Albans Branch Library
Room: St. Albans Community Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Family Nights
Event Details:
Choose from several designs of simple sand art projects. An alternate craft will be available for children under 5. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodation to attend a program at any KCPL facility should contact the ADA Coordinator at least 48 hours prior to the event. Phone: 304-343-4646 ext. 1242 or 1268 Email: facilities@kanawhalibrary.org

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Family" group.

Family Fun Night

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Dunbar Branch Library
Library Branch: Dunbar Branch Library
Room: Dunbar Meeting Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Family Nights
Event Details:
Join us for Family Fun Night! Come enjoy quality time with your family at the library. **Activities for this program will vary     - Activities may include crafts, board games, team games, or challenges.  ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Elementary: 6-11 Years" group.
This event is in the "Tweens: 10-12 Years" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

3D Printing: Creature Feature

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Main Library
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: IDEA Lab
Age Group: Children, Elementary: 6-11 Years, Tweens: 10-12 Years, Teens, Adults, Family, Seniors
Program Type: IDEA Lab
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Learn how to search for 3D prints on the most popular – and free! -- 3D printing website, Thingiverse. We’ll explore how to tell if a file is ready to be printed and go through the process of downloading and slicing. You’ll be able to pick up your cr...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodation to attend a program at any KCPL facility should contact the ADA Coordinator at least 48 hours prior to the event. Phone: 304-343-4646 ext. 1242 or 1268 Email: facilities@kanawhalibrary.org

This event is in the "Family" group.

Family Fun with Sand Art

5:30pm - 7:00pm
St. Albans Branch Library
Library Branch: St. Albans Branch Library
Room: St. Albans Community Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Family Nights
Event Details:
Peel and pour sand art in a variety of designs. An alternate craft will be available for children under 5. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodation to attend a program at any KCPL facility should contact the ADA Coordinator at least 48 hours prior to the event. Phone: 304-343-4646 ext. 1242 or 1268 Email: facilities@kanawhalibrary.org

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Family" group.

Family Night: Become a Pirate

5:30pm - 7:00pm
Riverside Public Library
Library Branch: Riverside Public Library
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Family Nights
Event Details:
We will have stations set-up for making a pirate mask, decorating a pirate hat, putting together a treasure chest and looking around the Children's section for treasure. ...
This event is in the "Pre-K: 3-5 Years" group.
This event is in the "Elementary: 6-11 Years" group.
This event is in the "Tweens: 10-12 Years" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.

Full STEM Ahead: Ocean Voyage

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Elk Valley Branch Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Elk Valley Branch Library
Room: Elk Valley Meeting Room A/B
Age Group: Pre-K: 3-5 Years, Elementary: 6-11 Years, Tweens: 10-12 Years, Family
Program Type: Family Nights, STEM, Summer Library Club
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Explore and learn about the layers of the ocean and the captivating creatures that live there.  Get ready to board the STEM ship for an evening of science fun. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodation to attend a program at any KCPL facility should contact the ADA Coordinator at least 48 hours prior to the event. Phone: 304-343-4646 ext. 1242 or 1268 Email: facilities@kanawhalibrary.org

This event is in the "Family" group.

Sea Art

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Cross Lanes Branch Library
Library Branch: Cross Lanes Branch Library
Room: Cross Lanes Meeting Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Summer Library Club
Event Details:
Art from under the sea! Make kid friendly crafts based on sea creatures. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodation to attend a program at any KCPL facility should contact the ADA Coordinator at least 48 hours prior to the event. Phone: 304-343-4646 ext. 1242 or 1268 Email: facilities@kanawhalibrary.org

This event is in the "Tweens: 10-12 Years" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Make-It-Yourself Book Buttons

All Day 7/11 - 7/16
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: IDEA Lab
Age Group: Tweens: 10-12 Years, Teens, Adults, Family, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, IDEA Lab
Event Details:
Stop by during the week of July 11th to make your own button, keychain, or magnet! We'll have designs for you to use or you can make your own! ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodation to attend a program at any KCPL facility should contact the ADA Coordinator at least 48 hours prior to the event. Phone: 304-343-4646 ext. 1242 or 1268 Email: facilities@kanawhalibrary.org

This event is in the "Family" group.

Tony M. Music: Science of Sound

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Dunbar Branch Library
Library Branch: Dunbar Branch Library
Room: Dunbar Meeting Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Summer Library Club
Event Details:
"Tony’s “Science of Sound” program is for children in grades K-5. Can we hear sound? Can we see sound? Can we feel sound? With these 3 questions, the “Science of Sound”  leads students on an interactive exploration that includes a variety of ins...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodation to attend a program at any KCPL facility should contact the ADA Coordinator at least 48 hours prior to the event. Phone: 304-343-4646 ext. 1242 or 1268 Email: facilities@kanawhalibrary.org

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Family" group.

Tony M. Music: Science of Sound

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation Meeting Room 311C (A/B)
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Summer Library Club
Event Details:
"Tony’s “Science of Sound” program is for children in grades K-5. Can we hear sound? Can we see sound? Can we feel sound? With these 3 questions, the “Science of Sound”  leads students on an interactive exploration that includes a variety of ins...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodation to attend a program at any KCPL facility should contact the ADA Coordinator at least 48 hours prior to the event. Phone: 304-343-4646 ext. 1242 or 1268 Email: facilities@kanawhalibrary.org

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Family" group.

Tony M. Music: Science of Sound

1:00pm - 2:00pm
St. Albans Branch Library
Library Branch: St. Albans Branch Library
Room: St. Albans Community Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Summer Library Club
Event Details:
"Tony’s “Science of Sound” program is for children in grades K-5. Can we hear sound? Can we see sound? Can we feel sound? With these 3 questions, the “Science of Sound”  leads students on an interactive exploration that includes a variety of ins...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodation to attend a program at any KCPL facility should contact the ADA Coordinator at least 48 hours prior to the event. Phone: 304-343-4646 ext. 1242 or 1268 Email: facilities@kanawhalibrary.org

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Family" group.

Tony M. Music: Science of Sound

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Sissonville Branch Library
Library Branch: Sissonville Branch Library
Room: Sissonville Meeting Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Summer Library Club
Event Details:
"Tony’s “Science of Sound” program is for children in grades K-5. Can we hear sound? Can we see sound? Can we feel sound? With these 3 questions, the “Science of Sound”  leads students on an interactive exploration that includes a variety of ins...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodation to attend a program at any KCPL facility should contact the ADA Coordinator at least 48 hours prior to the event. Phone: 304-343-4646 ext. 1242 or 1268 Email: facilities@kanawhalibrary.org

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Family" group.

Playgroup

10:00am - 11:00am
Sissonville Branch Library
Library Branch: Sissonville Branch Library
Room: Sissonville Meeting Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Playgroups
Event Details:
Join us for some fun inside out of the heat. ...
This event is in the "Family" group.

Tony M. Music: Science of Sound

11:00am - 12:00pm
Riverside Public Library
Library Branch: Riverside Public Library
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Summer Library Club
Event Details:
"Tony’s “Science of Sound” program is for children in grades K-5. Can we hear sound? Can we see sound? Can we feel sound? With these 3 questions, the “Science of Sound”  leads students on an interactive exploration that includes a variety of ins...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodation to attend a program at any KCPL facility should contact the ADA Coordinator at least 48 hours prior to the event. Phone: 304-343-4646 ext. 1242 or 1268 Email: facilities@kanawhalibrary.org

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Family" group.

Tony M. Music: Science of Sound

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Elk Valley Branch Library
Library Branch: Elk Valley Branch Library
Room: Elk Valley Meeting Room A/B
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Summer Library Club
Event Details:
"Tony’s “Science of Sound” program is for children in grades K-5. Can we hear sound? Can we see sound? Can we feel sound? With these 3 questions, the “Science of Sound”  leads students on an interactive exploration that includes a variety of ins...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodation to attend a program at any KCPL facility should contact the ADA Coordinator at least 48 hours prior to the event. Phone: 304-343-4646 ext. 1242 or 1268 Email: facilities@kanawhalibrary.org

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Family" group.

Family Night: Rock Painting

5:30pm - 7:00pm
Riverside Public Library
Library Branch: Riverside Public Library
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Family Nights
Event Details:
Family night will be painting rocks outside. ...
This event is in the "Family" group.

Beach Party

11:00am - 12:30pm
Sissonville Branch Library
Library Branch: Sissonville Branch Library
Room: Sissonville Meeting Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Summer Library Club
Event Details:
Let's have a beach party. Join us for some fun in the sun. The Sissonville Library is bringing the beach right to you. ...
This event is in the "Elementary: 6-11 Years" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main John L. and Maude Dickenson Room 406/407
Age Group: Elementary: 6-11 Years, Family
Program Type: STEM, Storytimes
Event Details:
Learn, explore, and experiment! Our STEM program will focus on one of our most valuable resources - water and watersheds in our area.  ...
This event is in the "Family" group.

Family Fun Night: Power Play!

5:30pm - 7:00pm
St. Albans Branch Library
Library Branch: St. Albans Branch Library
Room: St. Albans Community Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: STEM
Event Details:
Come out and enjoy our growing collection of family games, STEM activities, sensory toys, and more. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodation to attend a program at any KCPL facility should contact the ADA Coordinator at least 48 hours prior to the event. Phone: 304-343-4646 ext. 1242 or 1268 Email: facilities@kanawhalibrary.org

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Family" group.

Family Fun Night

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Dunbar Branch Library
Library Branch: Dunbar Branch Library
Room: Dunbar Meeting Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Family Nights
Event Details:
Join us for Family Fun Night! Come enjoy quality time with your family at the library. **Activities for this program will vary     - Activities may include crafts, board games, team games, or challenges.  ...
This event is in the "Family" group.

Mark Daniel Mission Explore: The Sea Monster Adventure

11:00am - 12:00pm
Sissonville Branch Library
Library Branch: Sissonville Branch Library
Room: Sissonville Meeting Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Summer Library Club
Event Details:
“Mission Explore: The Sea Monster Adventure” is a totally unique experience brought to you by Summer Reading OG, Magical Storyteller Mark Daniel, as we celebrate and study the magnificent creatures that have ruled the seas around the globe for millio...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodation to attend a program at any KCPL facility should contact the ADA Coordinator at least 48 hours prior to the event. Phone: 304-343-4646 ext. 1242 or 1268 Email: facilities@kanawhalibrary.org

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.

Kids' Crafternoon: Oceans of Crafts

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Elk Valley Branch Library
Registration
Library Branch: Elk Valley Branch Library
Room: Elk Valley Meeting Room A/B
Age Group: Children, Family
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Summer Library Club
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Drop anytime from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at the Elk Valley Branch Library for an ocean of crafting possibilities!  Stations will be set up with different ocean or water themed crafts for children of all ages.  It is recommended that younger childr...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodation to attend a program at any KCPL facility should contact the ADA Coordinator at least 48 hours prior to the event. Phone: 304-343-4646 ext. 1242 or 1268 Email: facilities@kanawhalibrary.org