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 wvbookfestival.org for more info.

Parents & Caregivers

Father helping young son draw with crayons

From free snacks and Wi-Fi hotspots, to reading programs and curated bags of board books, KCPL can connect parents and caregivers with a variety of library and community resources. 



Some of Our Services:

  • Events & Classes
  • Free Snacks from Backpack Blessings
  • Free Online Tutoring via Tutor.com
  • Streaming Services
  • Homeschooling Resources
  • Board Books for New Parents
  • Summer Library Club
  • 1000 Books Before Kindergarten
  • ... and more!

 

Contact your local KCPL branch for more info.

 

Upcoming Events

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teens: After School Anime

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Discord
Library Branch: Discord
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Virtual Events
Event Details:
Join us on our Discord as we stream anime and discuss our favorite fan theories about the shows, along with a simple craft each week. ...
This event is in the "Babies: 0-18 Months" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers: 18-36 Months" group.

Virtual Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Facebook
Library Branch: Facebook
Age Group: Babies: 0-18 Months, Toddlers: 18-36 Months
Program Type: Storytimes, Virtual Events
Event Details:
Enjoy a new story with us on Facebook.   ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teens: Minecraft Online

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Discord
Library Branch: Discord
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Gaming Sessions
Event Details:
Join us every Wednesday and Friday at 4:00 PM on Discord and our Minecraft server! Email our Teen Services Librarian to receive an invitation to our server. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teens: Minecraft Online

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Discord
Library Branch: Discord
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Gaming Sessions
Event Details:
Join us every Wednesday and Friday at 4:00 PM on Discord and our Minecraft server! Email our Teen Services Librarian to receive an invitation to our server. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teens: After School Anime

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Discord
Library Branch: Discord
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Virtual Events
Event Details:
Join us on our Discord as we stream anime and discuss our favorite fan theories about the shows, along with a simple craft each week. ...
This event is in the "Family" group.

Write a 5 Word Story

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Facebook
Library Branch: Facebook
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Virtual Events
Event Details:
What's happening in the wacky picture? Write a 5 word story to share online. ...
Project OWL Graphics

Project OWL

Project OWL (Open Worlds of Learning) is an early literacy initiative developed by KCPL to connect babies and young children with books.

Parents and guardians can check out OWL bags pre-filled with a variety of engaging board books.

Call 304-343-4646 or stop by any KCPL branch library to sign up and check out an OWL bag for free.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Logo

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

We invite you to read 1,000 books with your child before kindergarten.

Click the button below to get started today.

Scholastic Teachables

Scholastic Teachables

Scholastic Teachables is an online database of tens of thousands of searchable and printable educational materials.

Created by teachers and precisely leveled, our high‑quality, ready‑to‑use
resources support parents preparing kids for kindergarten readiness, homeschool teachers and learners from Pre‑K to grade 6, and young patrons who need extra skills practice.

  

Community Resources

Connect Child Care Resource & Referral

Determines eligibility for government-subsidized child care, recruits child care providers, and trains and educates child care providers.

Health Right

The mission of WV Health Right is to provide quality medical, dental, pharmaceutical, and health education services to those who need help.

Healthy Grandfamilies

Healthy Grandfamilies is a free initiative led by West Virginia State University to provide information and resources to grandparents who are raising one or more grandchildren.

Kanawha County Schools

Kanawha County Schools (KCS) is the largest school system in West Virginia. The district serves over 28,000 students.

Legal Aid of West Virginia

Provides civil legal services, behavioral health advocacy, and long-term care and eldercare legal assistance.

Schoenbaum Family Enrichment Center

Big Brothers Big Sisters, Charleston Childcare and Learning Center, WV Birth to Three, WV Career Transition Services, and other programs.

United Way 2-1-1

Find local information about food, shelter, emergency and disaster relief, employment and education opportunities, veteran services, health.

Women's Health Center of West Virginia

Non-profit health center providing the full range of women's reproductive health services and gynecological care

WV Home Educators Association

A local nonprofit organization providing homeschooling support to families. Toll-free information line - 1-800-736-9843.