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West Virginia Library Facts

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Library Score

West Virginia has a lot of libraries!

Libraries

172
93 per 1,000,000 people

State Size

West Virginia is a small state

State Population

1,852,994

Library Programs Score

Popularity Score

People love visiting libraries!

Avid Reader Score

Based on average annual library checkouts per visitor

Librarian Score

Lots of librarians in West Virginia!

Computers Available

1,449

Bookmobiles

8
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Books, Music, & Movies
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Books, CDs, and Videos Available

Number of Items
Source: Library Scout
Programs
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Library Programs Score

Library Programs

146
per library on average
Compared to 284 nationally

Children's Programs Score

Children's' Programs

93
per library on average
Compared to 160 nationally

Young Adult Programs Score

Young Adult Programs

16
per library on average
Compared to 28 nationally
Visitors
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Popularity Score

People love visiting libraries!

Library Visits per Visitors

6
per year
Compared to an average of 8 nationally

Avid Reader Score

Based on average annual library checkouts per visitor

Library Checkouts per Visitor

7
per year
Compared to an average of 13 nationally

Bookworm Score

Bookworms

50%
of the state have a library card compared to 53% nationally
Librarians
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Librarian Score

Lots of librarians in West Virginia!

Librarians

658

Average Librarian Salary

$27,625
Funds
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Funding Score

West Virginia libraries have lower funding compared to other states!

Libary Funding per Person

$22
Compared with an average of $39 per person nationally
Top Ranked Libraries
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#1 Bridgeport Public Library
#345 Nationally
1200 Johnson Avenue
Bridgeport, West Virginia 26330

#2 Kanawha County Public Library
#827 Nationally
123 Capitol Street
Charleston, West Virginia 25301

#3 Cabell County Public Library
#930 Nationally
455 9th Street
Huntington, West Virginia 25701

#4 South Charleston Public Library
#1,395 Nationally
312 4th Avenue
South Charleston, West Virginia 25303

#5 Ohio County Public Library
#1,764 Nationally
52 16th Street
Wheeling, West Virginia 26003

#6 Marion County Public Library
#2,039 Nationally
321 Monroe Street
Fairmont, West Virginia 26554

#7 Vienna Public Library
#2,254 Nationally
2300 River Road
Vienna, West Virginia 26105

#8 Greenbrier County Public Library
#2,856 Nationally
152 Robert W. Mccormick Drive
Lewisburg, West Virginia 24901

#9 Mcdowell Public Library
#2,985 Nationally
90 Howard Street
Welch, West Virginia 24801

#10 Parkersburg/Wood Co. Public Library
#3,054 Nationally
3100 Emerson Av
Parkersburg, West Virginia 26104

#11 Pocahontas County Free Libraries
#3,536 Nationally
500 8th Street
Marlinton, West Virginia 24954

#12 Southern Area Public Library
#3,587 Nationally
120 East Main Street
Lost Creek, West Virginia 26385

#13 Raleigh County Public Library
#3,665 Nationally
221 North Kanawha Street
Beckley, West Virginia 25801

#14 Ritchie County Public Library
#3,690 Nationally
608 E. Main Street
Harrisville, West Virginia 26362

#15 Morgantown Public Library
#3,708 Nationally
373 Spruce Street
Morgantown, West Virginia 26505

#16 Princeton Public Library
#4,069 Nationally
920 Mercer Street
Princeton, West Virginia 24740

#17 Jackson County Public Library
#4,189 Nationally
208 North Church Street
Ripley, West Virginia 25271

#18 Fayette County Public Library
#4,232 Nationally
531 Summit Street
Oak Hill, West Virginia 25901

#19 Mary H. Weir Public Library
#4,310 Nationally
3442 Main Street
Weirton, West Virginia 26062

#20 Martinsburg-Berkeley Co. Public Library
#4,421 Nationally
101 West King Street
Martinsburg, West Virginia 25401

#21 Doddridge County Public Library
#4,525 Nationally
170 Marie Street
West Union, West Virginia 26456

#22 Putnam County Library
#4,912 Nationally
4219 State Rt. 34
Hurricane, West Virginia 25526

#23 Upshur County Public Library
#5,049 Nationally
1150 Route 20 South Road
Buckhannon, West Virginia 26201

#24 Clarksburg-Harrison Co. Public Library
#5,144 Nationally
404 W. Pike Street
Clarksburg, West Virginia 26301

#25 Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library
#5,247 Nationally
700 Fifth Street
Moundsville, West Virginia 26041

#26 Hampshire County Public Library
#5,703 Nationally
153 West Main Street
Romney, West Virginia 26757

#27 Summersville Public Library
#5,711 Nationally
6201 Webster Road
Summersville, West Virginia 26651

#28 Roane County Public Library
#5,823 Nationally
110 Parking Plaza
Spencer, West Virginia 25276

#29 Elkins-Randolph Public Library
#6,133 Nationally
416 Davis Avenue
Elkins, West Virginia 26241

#30 Craft Memorial Library
#6,373 Nationally
600 Commerce Street
Bluefield, West Virginia 24701

#31 Nutter Fort Public Library
#6,425 Nationally
1300 Buckhannon Pike
Nutter Fort, West Virginia 26301

#32 Dora Bee Woodyard Memorial Library
#6,459 Nationally
Mulberry Street
Elizabeth, West Virginia 26143

#33 Hardy County Public Library
#6,494 Nationally
102 North Main Street
Moorefield, West Virginia 26836

#34 Summers County Public Library
#6,520 Nationally
201 Temple Street
Hinton, West Virginia 25951

#35 Hamlin-Lincoln County Public Library
#6,537 Nationally
7999 Lynn Avenue
Hamlin, West Virginia 25523

#36 Wyoming County Public Library
#6,571 Nationally
155 Park Street
Pineville, West Virginia 24874

#37 Swaney Memorial Library
#6,613 Nationally
210 S. Court Street
New Cumberland, West Virginia 26047

#37 Mason County Public Library
#6,613 Nationally
508 Viand Street
Point Pleasant, West Virginia 25550

#39 Charles W. Gibson Public Library
#6,631 Nationally
105 East Main Street
Buckhannon, West Virginia 26201

#40 Bolivar-Harpers Ferry Public Library
#6,692 Nationally
151 Polk Street
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia 25425

#41 Nitro Public Library
#6,735 Nationally
1700 Park Avenue
Nitro, West Virginia 25143

#42 Shepherdstown Public Library
#6,778 Nationally
100 East German Street
Shepherdstown, West Virginia 25443

#43 Taylor County Public Library
#6,846 Nationally
200 Beech Street
Grafton, West Virginia 26354

#44 Lowe Public Library
#6,872 Nationally
40 Bridge Street
Shinnston, West Virginia 26431

#45 Brooke County Public Library
#6,898 Nationally
945 Main Street
Wellsburg, West Virginia 26070

#46 Keyser-Mineral County Public Library
#6,924 Nationally
105 North Main Street
Keyser, West Virginia 26726

#47 Wayne County Public Library
#6,932 Nationally
1200 Oak Street
Kenova, West Virginia 25530

#47 Pleasants County Public Library
#6,932 Nationally
101 Lafayette Street
St. Marys, West Virginia 26170

#49 Terra Alta Public Library
#7,035 Nationally
701B East State Avenue
Terra Alta, West Virginia 26764

#50 Five Rivers Public Library
#7,113 Nationally
301 Walnut Street
Parsons, West Virginia 26287