Help us revive an iconic landmark in downtown Charleston and bring an exciting, fresh, new space to serve as the community’s gathering place.

100% of online donations go towards the renovation and expansion of the Kanawha County Public Library. 

Libraries are important cornerstones of a healthy community.

The new library building will feature:

  • 80,000 square feet of space: 60,000 square feet fully renovated and 20,000 square feet of expanded space.
  • Two new additions: (1) a three-story addition to what is now the rear of the library that will serve as the new entrance to the building; and (2) a two-story addition utilizing space along an alley between the library and the KB&T building. Both additions will create approximately 20,000 new square feet of space.
  • A proposed third floor covered walkway above Quarrier Street that will take library patrons from the Summers Street Parking Garage to the library.
  • 10,000 square feet of children’s activity space, more than double the current size, for collections, story time, a craft room, and other activities.
  • More public space for the community, including much needed and often-requested reading  areas, study rooms and flexible meeting space for groups of 2 to 200.

Libraries offer free educational resources to everyone.