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July 30th - 5th, 2018
Libraries Rock! - 2018 Summer Library Club Sign up for the 2018 Kanawha County Public Library Summer Library Club: Libraries Rock! Adults will receive a prize and an entry into the grand prize for every five books they read. Children and Teens earn points by reading, doing activities and attending events at your local KCPL branch library. The more points you earn, the better your chance is to win a prize. There is something for everyone!
July 30, ALL MONTH
Baby & Me Storytime program designed for our youngest patrons.
July 31, 10:00 AM
Summer Send-off Ice Cream Social What’s summer without ice cream? Help us wrap up the Summer Library Club by enjoying a sweet treat, cool stories, and awesome activities at the Elk Valley Branch Library.
July 31, 6:00 PM
Libraries Rock! Celebration Celebrate the completion of Summer Library Club with music, crafts, and ice cream floats. Bring an instrument you have made and join in a celebratory parade. You must be participating in KCPL's Libraries Rock Reading Club to register for this event. Registration opens June 1.
July 31, 6:00 PM
Born to Read Storytime for our youngest patrons. Birth-3 with caregiver. Registration required. Registration begins July 17.
July 31, 10:30 AM
Summer Library Club Finale: Sock Hop! Top off your Summer Library Club experience with a root beer float at our Summer Library Club Finale sock hop! Dance to the oldies and play some nostalgic games. Sponsored by the St. Albans Branch Library Advisory Board.
July 31, 6:00 PM
Family: Movie Night Come join us for a newly released family-friendly movie and popcorn!
July 31, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Jump into Storytime Storytime sessions are designed for children up to 5 years of age. Adult and child will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and more.
August 1, 10:30 AM
Playgroup at the Library All the fun of a traditional playgroup, but none of the fuss! A great opportunity for children to play and interact under caregivers' supervision. Drop in to socialize with other families and play with age appropriate toys. We provide the toys and clean up the mess, and you need only to provide the energetic youngster!
August 1, 11:00 AM
2018 Quilt Display: Remembering a Friend: A Retrospective of the Artistry of Barbara Lantz The Kanawha Valley Quilters honor one of their best quilters with a special display of her quilts on the first floor beginning June 14 through early September.
August 1, ALL MONTH
Tiny Tots Storytime program designed for ages 18-36 mo.
August 1, 10:00 AM
Born to Read A storytime program for our youngest patrons. Birth - 36 months & caregiver.
August 1, 11:00 AM
School Supply Exchange It's that time of year again - back to school! That means it's time to purchase school supplies, but first, drop by the Elk Valley Branch Library to see if we can assist you with that. Do you have a stack of folders you'll never use again? Drop them off at the library. Need a pack of pencils or crayons? Take them with you! Throughout the month of August, drop off/pick up any school supplies you need/want. Supplies left over at the end of August will be donated to area schools.
August 1, ALL MONTH
Playgroup @ the Library All the fun of a traditional playgroup but with none of the fuss! Drop in to socialize with other families and play with toys reserved just for this age group. Parents supervise their children at this informal gathering. “Children learn as they play. Most importantly, in play children learn how to learn.” -O. Fred Donaldson
August 1, 11:00 AM
Space I-Spy Help us celebrate the 100th birthday of West Virginia native Katherine Johnson, former NASA mathematician and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom by playing our I-SPY SPACE game. Search the Children's Department for space and aeronautic pictures. Once you've found all the pictures, turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
August 1, ALL MONTH
Born to Read Storytime programs for our youngest patrons. Birth-36 months and caregiver.
August 1, 10:30 AM
Color and Create Join us for a relaxing evening of coloring and creativity. Bring your imagination and we'll supply the rest! Family.
August 2, 6:00 PM
Jump into Storytime Storytime designed for children up to 5 years of age. Child and caregiver will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and much more. Caregivers are encouraged to participate along with the children! After storytime, kids are invited to stay, play, and socialize with others at the Library.
August 2, 11:00 AM
Jump Into Storytime Storytime sessions are designed for children up to 5 years of age. Child and caregiver will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and much more. Caregivers are encouraged to participate along with the children! After storytime, kids are invited to stay, play, and socialize with others.
August 2, 10:30 AM
Playgroup @ the Library All the fun of a traditional playgroup but none of the fuss. Drop in to socialize with other families with toddlers and play with toys reserved just for this age group. Parents supervise their children during this informal gathering. "The playing adult steps sideward into another reality; the playing child advances forward to new stages of mastery." ~Erik H. Erikson
August 2, 11:00 AM
Family Movie Night Come watch a newly released movie. Free refreshments will be available.
August 2, 6:00 PM
Books 'N' More: Katherine Johnson Join us for a special Books 'N' More program to celebrate West Virginia's own Katherine Johnson! We'll read a couple of books about this amazing woman and do a space related craft.
August 2, 1:15 PM
Purls and Chains Join other needle crafters and learn to knit and crochet--or come for help on a project. Bring your own supplies and project patterns. Call the library for more information. For beginners through experts. Adults and Teens. Limit 30.
August 2, 6:00 PM
School Supply Exchange It's that time of year again - back to school! That means it's time to purchase school supplies, but first, drop by the Elk Valley Branch Library to see if we can assist you with that. Do you have a stack of folders you'll never use again? Drop them off at the library. Need a pack of pencils or crayons? Take them with you! Throughout the month of August, drop off/pick up any school supplies you need/want. Supplies left over at the end of August will be donated to area schools.
August 2, ALL MONTH
Space I-Spy Help us celebrate the 100th birthday of West Virginia native Katherine Johnson, former NASA mathematician and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom by playing our I-SPY SPACE game. Search the Children's Department for space and aeronautic pictures. Once you've found all the pictures, turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
August 2, ALL MONTH
Library Brick Builders Club Use your imagination with the world's most popular building blocks and meet some new friends. Be part of our Construction Crew and earn your Building License! Using popular toy building bricks, participants may work on step by step creations or engage in more personalized designs in our free play construction zone. Family.
August 3, 3:30 PM
School Supply Exchange It's that time of year again - back to school! That means it's time to purchase school supplies, but first, drop by the Elk Valley Branch Library to see if we can assist you with that. Do you have a stack of folders you'll never use again? Drop them off at the library. Need a pack of pencils or crayons? Take them with you! Throughout the month of August, drop off/pick up any school supplies you need/want. Supplies left over at the end of August will be donated to area schools.
August 3, ALL MONTH
Space I-Spy Help us celebrate the 100th birthday of West Virginia native Katherine Johnson, former NASA mathematician and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom by playing our I-SPY SPACE game. Search the Children's Department for space and aeronautic pictures. Once you've found all the pictures, turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
August 3, ALL MONTH
School Supply Exchange It's that time of year again - back to school! That means it's time to purchase school supplies, but first, drop by the Elk Valley Branch Library to see if we can assist you with that. Do you have a stack of folders you'll never use again? Drop them off at the library. Need a pack of pencils or crayons? Take them with you! Throughout the month of August, drop off/pick up any school supplies you need/want. Supplies left over at the end of August will be donated to area schools.
August 4, ALL MONTH
Space I-Spy Help us celebrate the 100th birthday of West Virginia native Katherine Johnson, former NASA mathematician and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom by playing our I-SPY SPACE game. Search the Children's Department for space and aeronautic pictures. Once you've found all the pictures, turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
August 4, ALL MONTH
School Supply Exchange It's that time of year again - back to school! That means it's time to purchase school supplies, but first, drop by the Elk Valley Branch Library to see if we can assist you with that. Do you have a stack of folders you'll never use again? Drop them off at the library. Need a pack of pencils or crayons? Take them with you! Throughout the month of August, drop off/pick up any school supplies you need/want. Supplies left over at the end of August will be donated to area schools.
August 5, ALL MONTH
Space I-Spy Help us celebrate the 100th birthday of West Virginia native Katherine Johnson, former NASA mathematician and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom by playing our I-SPY SPACE game. Search the Children's Department for space and aeronautic pictures. Once you've found all the pictures, turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
August 5, ALL MONTH