Upcoming Classes
Dec. 6, 6:00 PM
Elk Valley Express Library
Dec. 14, 11:30 AM
Riverside Public Library
Dec. 29, 6:00 PM
Riverside Public Library
Jan. 9, 6:00 PM
Nitro Public Library
Jan. 11, 11:30 AM
Riverside Public Library
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Homework Help
Getting Money To Help
FEMA Grants
You can request monetary assistance from FEMA. Apply online, calling 800-621-3362, or visit an application site near you. Deadline 9/07/16.
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Small Business Association Loans
The SBA is offering loans to assist with replacing buildings, inventory, equipment and more. Visit the link for details.Deadline: 9/7/2016.
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West Virginia Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Businesses can apply for mini-grants by contacting Parween Mascari via e-mail at pmascari@wvchamber.com or by calling 304-342-1115.
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Food Assistance
SNAP
SNAP benefits are available to those affected by the flood. You can apply via the link below or call 1-800-642-8589 for more information.
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Building Assistance
Mountain Mission HOPE Project
Mountain Mission is offering free materials to rebuild homes and can offer information on finding builders. Visit the site to apply.
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FEMA at Lowes
FEMA has specialists to offer information at various Lowes stores in the state. Visit the site for details.
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Department of Planning and Development
Remember that if you are rebuilding or adding a new building to your property, you will need a permit. Check this site for details.
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Legal Help
National Disaster Legal Aid
A resource for anyone who's suffered from a natural disaster and needs little to no cost legal assistance. See the link or call 877-331-4259
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Legal Aid of West Virginia
If you have legal questions, need legal advice, or seek representation, click the link or call 866-255-4370.
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West Virginia State Bar
The link includes phone numbers, legal FAQs regarding the disaster, and a "self help library" to get you through this process.
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Places To Go
Red Cross Shelters
The Red Cross has a shelter at: 1 Cavalier Rd CHARMCO, WV 25958. Visit the link below or call 304-340-3650 for more options.
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Shelter Your Pets
The Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association has a temporary shelter at the Clendenin Exit of I-79. Call 304-342-1576 more details.
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General Needs
A number of organizations are offering assistance including food, laundry, or cell-phone charging services. See the link for locations.
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Disaster Recovery Centers
DRCs are staffed by state agencies to offer assistance and information to those in need. Locations by county are listed in the link.
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Document Replacement For Little Or No Cost
Driver's Licenses and State IDs
Contact the West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles at 304-558-3900. DMVs will use previous photos for confirmation for flood victims.
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Social Security Cards
You can find a form with instructions to replace your Social Security Card in the link below.
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Birth, Death, and Marriage Certificates
The DHHR and other offices are waiving fees to replace various certificates. View the link or call 304-558-2931 for more details.
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Your Library
Elkview Library
The Elk Valley Express Library is now open at 4636 Pennsylvania Avenue in Big Chimney. Computers, books, and DVDs are available.
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Clendenin Branch
The Clendenin Branch is still closed, but the Bookmobile will stop at the former Dairy Queen in Clendenin on Fridays, from 10am-2pm.
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Our Events
Don't forget the library is hosting a number of events at various locations to brighten the mood. See our Events Page for more details.
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