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War Public Library

Street Address: Berwind Lake Rd.
Mailing Address: PO Box 68
City: War
Zip: 24892-0068
Phone Number: 304-875-4622
Fax Number: 304-875-4622
Web Address:
Director: Frances Blankenship
History: War is the most southern city in West Virginia, and until the late 1970s, it did not have a public library. Spearheaded by the Women’s Club of War, the War Public Library was established in May 1978. A second carousel building was added to the original in 1988, effectively doubling the size of the library. However, tragedy struck in 2000 when arsonists burned the library to the ground. A new building is in place, and the War Public Library now serves 5,800 residents in southern McDowell County.