WHO  WE  ARE

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The Raleigh County Public Library system consists of four branches, which are the main branch in Beckley, branches in Shady Spring and Sophia, and two bookmobiles. Established in 1924, provides free services and material to individual citizens, to governmental and social agencies, to businesses and industries, and to community organizations of Raleigh County. Its resources and services are available to the entire population regardless of age, gender, national origin, disability, economic, ethnic, religious or political status.

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LIBRARY MISSION STATEMENT


The mission of the Raleigh County Public Library is to assemble, preserve, organize and provide access to educational, recreational and informational material in a variety of formats and technologies. The Library provides a place where inquiring minds may encounter the original, sometimes, unorthodox, and often critical ideas so necessary to a society that depends upon the free circulation of ideas for its health and survival.

MEMBER OF WVLN

The West Virginia Library Network is a consortium of 114 public and academic libraries across 37 counties. The WVLN was created in 2020 when the Mountain and Northern Library Networks merged in order to leverage more purchasing power and to provide new, updated, and improved services for library users across the state.

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LIBRARY BOARD MEMBERS

PRESIDENT

Valerie Hartling

TRUSTEES

Eric Dillon

Regina Fairchild

Nancy Gentry

Marie Hamrick