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2022 Statistical Report
West Virginia Library Commission 2022 Statistical Report is now available for viewing. This data is collected annually from the state's public libraries to meet the requirements of WV state code and Institute of Museum and Library more
Challenges of the Global Village and the Ties that Bind
Challenges of the Global Village and the Ties that more
2022 National Book Festival
The Library of Congress National Book Festival is an annual event held at the Washington Convention Center this Labor Day weekend, September more
2022 West Virginia Author Project Contest
The West Virginia Center for the Book is pleased to join in the announcement of a local author contest for independently published adult and young adult fiction more
2022 WV Fiction Competition
Open for more information on submissions, prizes, and competition events featuring 2022 Appalachian Heritage Writer-in-Residence Barbara more
2022 National Library Workers Day
Tuesday, April 5, is National Library Workers Day. The Library Commission would like to recognize the hard work of library workers statewide. If you would too, nominate a stellar West Virginia librarian more
National Library Week 2022: Connect with Your Library
Read for ways to "Connect with Your Library" this National Library Week, April 3-9, 2022! more
Black History Month Online Resources at the Library Commission
Learn or teach about Black Americans throughout U.S. history and culture with resources from the West Virginia Library more
One Book One West Virginia Selection for Black History Month 2022
The West Virginia Library Commission and the West Virginia Center for the Book have announced the One Book One West Virginia selection for Black History Month more
ARPA Grant Application and Zoom Overview
The Library Commission is accepting American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) applications. A Zoom overview has been scheduled to answer more
2021 WV Family Read Week
​West Virginia Family Read Week, set for November 14-20, 2021, is the perfect time for families to visit their local library and read a book together. WVLC and Public Libraries across the state encourage families to use this week to celebrate the more
November 2021 Commission Meeting
The November 2021 Commission Meeting will be held on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. The meeting will take place in the Childers Room at the Culture Center, 1900 Kanawha Blvd., E, Charleston, WV more
2021 Appalachian Heritage Writer-in-Residence Schedule - Marie Manilla, 2021 WV Common Read Author
Teachers across the state will soon be able to hear WV Common Read author Marie Manilla, whose novel The Patron Saint of Ugly is the 2021 One Book One West Virginia selection. Marie Manilla will be in Shepherdstown participating in a series of more
Library Website and Email Address Update Forms Available
Forms are now available for libraries to update their website and email address information. Updates are due Sept. 24, more
One Book One West Virginia Statewide Book Discussion
The West Virginia Library Commission and the West Virginia Center for the Book have announced the One Book One West Virginia selection for 2021. Each year, one book by an Appalachian author is selected for this prestigious honor, and this year’s honoree more
Cabell County Receives National Medal for Library and Museum Services
The West Virginia Library Commission Congratulates Cabell County Public Library Director Judy Rule, Staff, and Trustees on being awarded the 2021 National Medal for Library and Museum Services by the Institute of Library and Museum Services (IMLS). more
Money Smart Week 2021
Money Smart Week 2021 will be entirely virtual - focusing on one daily “Money Smart” theme. Content will be provided by government, non-profit and educational institutions through a combination of presentations, checklists, toolkits more
National Library Week 2021
April 4-10, 2021 is National Library Week, a time to highlight the essential role libraries, librarians and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening communities. The theme for this year’s National Library Week more
Closed for Martin Luther King Day
The library will be closed on Monday, January 18, in remembrance of Martin Luther King Day. We more
2020 Tax Forms Available
The Library Commission will again distribute state tax booklets to West Virginia public libraries in 2020. Libraries should place their orders by December more
2020 WV Family Read Week
November 15-21 is West Virginia Family Read Week. The WVLC encourages you and your library to take part in celebrating the week with special events and projects to promote family more
One Book One West Virginia Virtual Book Discussion: Cavedweller
Join fellow West Virginians August 1 through the 15, 2020, as the West Virginia Center for the Book holds its first virtual book discussion. The group is discussing Cavedweller by Dorothy more
Schedule Pick-Ups and Returns!
Contact-free walk up, and curbside pickup of library materials is available by appointment at the West Virginia Library more
Commission Meeting for April 17 is Cancelled
The meeting scheduled for April 17th has been more
Census Response Map
If you'd like to keep up to date with who is responding to the census across the more
West Virginia Indie Author Project
West Virginia Indie Author more
WVLC Reading Room Closed to the Public
In order to help avoid spread of COVID-19, the West Virginia Library Commission Reading Room will be indefinitely closed to the public beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020. All online resources and books will remain more
Coronavirus Precautions
Your health matters to the Library Commission. To limit the exposure to the common cold, flu, and coronavirus, Library Commission and Culture Center staff are cleaning commonly used areas more more
Library Appreciation Day at the Legislature
A day to recognize West Virginia libraries and more
Legislative Update 1/31/20
Linked below is the most current Legislative Update for the 2020 Regular Session of the West Virginia more
U.S. Census Asks for Library Assistance
Libraries asked to post Census Bureau more
Student Writers Featured on Libraries Today!
Tune in to the June episode of the Library Commission TV show - Libraries more
2020 Grants-In-Aid Forms Are Now Available
FY 2020 GIA forms are due by May 1, more
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