Cabell County Public Library sits on the southwestern corner
of Ninth Street between Fourth and Fifth Avenues. Our Library
is the first in the state to initiate today's new technologies,
for instance, a computerized circulation system, internet
services for the public; and our library is the first in West
Virginia to have their own Web
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The Main Library downtown and its' branches are dedicated
to showing our children how exciting and fun reading can be.
The library's Summer Reading Program is "Rocket Into
Reading." The program includes "Story Hours,"
movies, music, special events and activities which include
science, cooking, writing workshops and more. Special quests
add more fun and excitement for the children and their parents.
Programs are developed for all age groups to match your child's
age. Activities are also scheduled throughout the rest of
the year. You may stop by for a schedule, call your local
library or check your local newspaper for programs and activities
in your area.
For all interested persons there is the Brown-Bag Book Club
and the Friends of the Library Organization. The Brown-Bag
Book Club is a book discussion group hosted at the library.
For for dates, time, materials needed, or more about the book
club, call Mary Lou Pratt at (304) 528-5700. The Friends of
the Library Organization is a group of caring people, like
you, that supports the library through book sales, luncheons
with special quest appearances and membership fees. For reservations,
tickets or more information about the Friends of the Library
Organization, call Beulah Wise at (304) 528-5700.
The Cabell County Public Library is home for three of our
community service organizations and their offices. The Tri-State
Literacy Council, the Adult Learning Center and the Information
and Referral Services, are located on the third floor of the
library with the libraries administration offices. The literacy
council has several programs available for all age groups
and is dedicated to making reading an enjoyment for all citizens. You may contact them at the library's web
site or call (304) 528-5700. The Adult Learning Center prepares
individuals to take the GED test, thus opening the door for
higher education, training programs or employment. Their contact
number is (304) 528-5113. The Information and Referral Services
links people needing help with bills, food, clothing, etc.,
to the appropriate organizations to help them. Call (304)
528-5660 to find out more information about this service.
If you are interested in any of the events or want to find
out about future events, call (304) 528-5700, your local library,
or see the Cabell County Public Library publication. For those interested in the discussion group,
please call ahead, (304) 528-5700.