West Virginia Kanawha County Public Libraries

By | January 2, 2023

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Kanawha County, West Virginia. This list includes library formal name, street address, postal code, phone number and how many books are available. Check the following list to see all public libraries in West Virginia Kanawha County.

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1. Bookmobile BOOKMOBILE
123 Capitol St, Charleston, WV 25301
Phone Number: (304) 343-4646 Kanawha N/A N/A

2. Branch Library CLENDENIN
104 Cardinal ST., Clendenin, WV 25045
Phone Number: (304) 548-6370 Kanawha N/A N/A

3. Branch Library CROSS LANES
5449 Big Tyler RD., Charleston, WV 25313
Phone Number: (304) 776-5999 Kanawha N/A N/A

4. Branch Library DUNBAR
301 12th ST. Mall, Dunbar, WV 25064
Phone Number: (304) 766-7161 Kanawha N/A N/A

5. Branch Library ELK VALLEY
4636 Pennyslvania AVE., Elkview, WV 25071
Phone Number: (304) 965-3636 Kanawha N/A N/A

6. Branch Library GLASGOW
129 4th AVE., Glasgow, WV 25086
Phone Number: (304) 595-3131 Kanawha N/A N/A

7. Central Library KANAWHA COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 123 Capitol ST., Charleston, WV 25301
Phone Number: (304) 343-4646 Kanawha N/A N/A

8. Library System KANAWHA COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 123 Capitol ST., Charleston, WV 25301
Phone Number: (304) 343-4646 Kanawha 1,076,438 914,612

9. Branch Library MARMET
9303 Oregon AVE., Marmet, WV 25315
Phone Number: (304) 949-6628 Kanawha N/A N/A

10. Library System NITRO PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 1700 Park Ave, Nitro, WV 25143
Phone Number: (304) 755-4432 Kanawha 59,887 21,423

11. Central Library NITRO PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 1700 Park Ave, Nitro, WV 25143
Phone Number: (304) 755-4432 Kanawha N/A N/A

12. Branch Library RIVERSIDE BRANCH
Street Address: 1 Warrior Way, Suite 104, Belle, WV 25015
Phone Number: (304) 949-2400 Kanawha N/A N/A

13. Branch Library SISSONVILLE
1 Tinney Lane, Sissonville, WV 25312
Phone Number: (304) 984-2244 Kanawha N/A N/A

14. Central Library SOUTH CHARLESTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 312 4th Avenue, South Charleston, WV 25303
Phone Number: (304) 744-6561 Kanawha N/A N/A

15. Library System SOUTH CHARLESTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 312 4th Avenue, South Charleston, WV 25303
Phone Number: (304) 744-6561 Kanawha 173,649 219,429

16. Branch Library ST. ALBANS
602 4th St, ST. Albans, WV 25177
Phone Number: (304) 722-4244 Kanawha N/A N/A

Overview of Kanawha County, West Virginia

Kanawha County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. As of 2000, the population is 200,073. Its county seat is Charleston.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,359 km² (911 mi²). 2,339 km² (903 mi²) of it is land and 20 km² (8 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.87% water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there are 200,073 people, 86,226 households, and 55,960 families residing in the county. The population density is 86/km² (222/mi²). There are 93,788 housing units at an average density of 40/km² (104/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 90.46% White, 6.97% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.85% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, and 1.27% from two or more races. 0.59% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 86,226 households out of which 26.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.00% are married couples living together, 12.30% have a female householder with no husband present, and 35.10% are non-families. 30.80% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.50% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.28 and the average family size is 2.84.

In the county, the population is spread out with 21.30% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 28.10% from 25 to 44, 25.60% from 45 to 64, and 16.50% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 90.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $33,766, and the median income for a family is $42,568. Males have a median income of $33,842 versus $24,188 for females. The per capita income for the county is $20,354. 14.40% of the population and 11.20% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 20.60% of those under the age of 18 and 10.50% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

  • Belle
  • Cedar Grove
  • Charleston
  • Chesapeake
  • Clendenin
  • Dunbar
  • East Bank
  • Glasgow
  • Handley
  • Jefferson
  • Marmet
  • Montgomery (part)
  • Nitro (part of city also in Putnam County)
  • Pratt
  • South Charleston
  • Albans

Unincorporated communities

  • Coal Fork
  • Cross Lanes
  • Elkview
  • Pinch
  • Sissonville
  • Tornado