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2022 Statistical Report
12/29/2022
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 Services....read more
Challenges of the Global Village and the Ties that Bind
09/23/2022
Challenges of the Global Village and the Ties that Bind...read more
2022 National Book Festival
09/01/2022
The Library of Congress National Book Festival is an annual event held at the Washington Convention Center this Labor Day weekend, September 3....read more
2022 West Virginia Author Project Contest
04/18/2022
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 eBooks...read more
2022 WV Fiction Competition
04/05/2022
Open for more information on submissions, prizes, and competition events featuring 2022 Appalachian Heritage Writer-in-Residence Barbara Kingsolver....read more
2022 National Library Workers Day
04/04/2022
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 here...read more
National Library Week 2022: Connect with Your Library
04/03/2022
Read for ways to "Connect with Your Library" this National Library Week, April 3-9, 2022!...read more
Black History Month Online Resources at the Library Commission
02/08/2022
Learn or teach about Black Americans throughout U.S. history and culture with resources from the West Virginia Library Commission....read more
One Book One West Virginia Selection for Black History Month 2022
02/08/2022
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 2022...read more
ARPA Grant Application and Zoom Overview
11/19/2021
The Library Commission is accepting American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) applications. A Zoom overview has been scheduled to answer questions....read more
2021 WV Family Read Week
11/01/2021
​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 benefits...read more
2021 Appalachian Heritage Writer-in-Residence Schedule - Marie Manilla, 2021 WV Common Read Author
09/13/2021
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 events...read more
Cabell County Receives National Medal for Library and Museum Services
05/19/2021
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). The...read more
One Book One West Virginia Virtual Book Discussion: Cavedweller
08/01/2020
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 Allison...read more
Commission Meeting for April 17 is Cancelled
04/17/2020
The meeting scheduled for April 17th has been cancelled...read more
Census Response Map
04/01/2020
If you'd like to keep up to date with who is responding to the census across the nation...read more
WVLC Reading Room Closed to the Public
03/17/2020
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 available...read more
Coronavirus Precautions
03/13/2020
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 often...read more
Legislative Update 1/31/20
01/31/2020
Linked below is the most current Legislative Update for the 2020 Regular Session of the West Virginia Legislature...read more
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