Service Announcement

  • KCPL's Main Library in Downtown Charleston reopens to the public on May 9th! Please visit and check out our new Idea Lab, Tool Library, Café, and enlarged Children's floor. See you on May 9th!

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 "Elementary: 6-11 Years" group.
This event is in the "Tweens: 10-12 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, Tweens: 10-12 Years, Family
Program Type: STEM
Event Details:
See science in action! The South Charleston High School Robotics Club will demonstrate robotics in action.  ...
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.

DIY Quilled Bookmarks

All Day 5/23 - 5/27
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: IDEA Lab
Age Group: Teens, Adults, Family, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, IDEA Lab
Event Details:
Drop in this week to make your own quilled bookmark. We'll provide the tools and materials, you just provide the creativity! ...

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 "Babies: 0-18 Months" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers: 18-36 Months" group.
This event is in the "Pre-K: 3-5 Years" group.

Tots Story Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Sissonville Branch Library
Library Branch: Sissonville Branch Library
Age Group: Babies: 0-18 Months, Toddlers: 18-36 Months, Pre-K: 3-5 Years
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Tots Story time welcomes back children and their families for an new program. Join us for a themed story time on the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen: Afternoon Gaming

12:00pm - 8:00pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Gaming Sessions
Event Details:
Hang out and play video games on a range of consoles every weekday in the teen zone. ...
This event is in the "Babies: 0-18 Months" group.

Baby and Me Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main John L. and Maude Dickenson Room 406/407
Age Group: Babies: 0-18 Months
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Interactive program with books, songs, tickle rhymes, knees bounces and more! ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen: Afternoon Gaming

12:00pm - 8:00pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Gaming Sessions
Event Details:
Hang out and play video games on a range of consoles every weekday in the teen zone. ...
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.

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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.