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West Virginia Library Facts

Score Card


Library Score
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West Virginia has a lot of libraries!
Libraries
172
93 per 1,000,000 people
State Size
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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
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Lots of librarians in West Virginia!
Computers Available
1,449
Bookmobiles
8

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Books, Music, & Movies


Books, CDs, and Videos Available
Number of Items
Source: Library Scout

Programs


Library Programs Score
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Library Programs
146
per library on average
Compared to 284 nationally
Children's Programs Score
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Children's' Programs
93
per library on average
Compared to 160 nationally
Young Adult Programs Score
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Young Adult Programs
16
per library on average
Compared to 28 nationally

Visitors


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
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Bookworms
50%
of the state have a library card compared to 53% nationally

Librarians


Librarian Score
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Lots of librarians in West Virginia!
Librarians
658
Average Librarian Salary
$27,625

Funds


Funding Score
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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


#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

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