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2019 WV Library Appreciation Day

February 04, 2019 to February 04, 2019
9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
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Upper Rotunda of the Capitol
1900 Kanawha Blvd E,
Charleston, WV 25305


Everyone is talking, everyone is asking about Library Appreciation Day!  There is exciting news!  Please be certain to read the entire message, there are important changes afoot.

Date:                    Monday February 4, 2019

Time:                    9-2 Capitol Rotunda

                             5-7 Reception Great Hall Culture Center

Goals:                   Books, Buildings, Broadband


Our goals for the 2019 Legislative session can be summarized in: Books, Buildings, Broadband. This will be repeated several times in this message and many times in the coming weeks.  The following link will take you to the January 2019 edition of Library Lookout in which Executive Secretary Goff discusses the 3 Bs Books, Buildings, Broadband:



The first really good news is You Don’t Need to Do a Table!  Yes, you read it correctly. Due to the reduced space in the Rotunda there will be 15 tables per side, 15 on the House of Delegates side, and 15 on the Senate side.  Following is a list of the tables and if the information is available, the great folks working to develop them.  Each table will be duplicated on each side of the Rotunda. Remember we are following: Books, Buildings, Broadband! Everyone is encouraged to contact the developers of these tables and offer to help in anyway. Each table will also offer local library information up to a tri-fold size.


  • Literacy – Adult and Early – Denise Norris, South Charleston Public Library
  • STEM/Makerspace – Amy Stover - Raleigh County Public Library
  • Downloadables – WVREADS and Deli
  • Buildings – TBA – Parkersburg Wood County Public Library
  • Communities Connections – Beth Anderson – Burnsville Public Library
  • Academic Libraries – Academic Libraries Division
  • WVLA
  • WVLC
  • Law Libraries
  • Archives


WVLA Legislative Committee is very excited to offer these changes to our presentations.  The tables promise to be interactive, tactile and dynamic. There will be a hands-on activity at each table. Again, local library information will be available at each table.


Governor’s Cabinet and Conference Room

More exciting news!  WVLA has the Governor’s Cabinet and Conference Room, first floor of the Capitol, behind the Secretary of State’s office, reserved for Library Appreciation Day to offer an area for library supporters to assemble, gather information, and relax during the course of the day. You are asked to go there first. This will be a staging area with coffee and donuts, legislators’ packets may be picked up here, and WVLA guides will be on-site to help folks find their legislators’ offices. Todd Duncan, South Charleston Public Library will be on hand to help you with your questions.   Watch for WVLC staff members at the two public entrances to the Capitol with signs to direct you to the Governor’s Cabinet and Conference Room.


“Select A Book”

Even more exciting news!  WVLA will be offering “Select a Book” for legislators from 9-3 in the Rotunda on Library Appreciation Day.  Remember: Books, Buildings, Broadband!  Keeping with these goals WVLA will invite in writing every legislator to come to the Rotunda to “Select a Book.”  “Select a Book” is designed to encourage legislators to come to the Rotunda, visit with constituents, select books to be donated to libraries in their areas. “Select a Book” tables will be located on each side of the Rotunda at the “photo” ends of the halls for legislators to peruse a selection of books and sign a book plate for each book. Books will have a book plate for the legislator’s signature and can be picked up at the reception at the photo op in the Reading Room. Books not picked up at reception will be mailed to the proper library.  Attendance to the reception is encouraged to ensure if a legislator has selected a book for your library and that there is a representative from your library to accept it. Library Appreciation Day and “Select a Book” will be announced in session in each chamber.




Library Appreciation Day

February 4, 2019

Books, Buildings, Broadband!

Rotunda 9-2

Reception 5-7

Governor’s Cabinet and Conference Room


“Select a Book”


L. Ann Farr
Greenbrier County Public Library



To all individuals planning to visit the Capitol during the Regular Session of the State Legislature, beginning this Wednesday, January 9, 2019:

The Real Estate Division’s Parking Section would like to offer the following information related to parking at the state Capitol campus during the 2019 Regular Session of the State Legislature. During the Session, visitors are encouraged to park at metered spaces that may be available in Lot 8, which is accessible from the Piedmont Road and Greenbrier Street entrances. Although parking attendants do not carry change with them, they will be available for assistance at each entrance. Meters will be available for 25 cents for each half hour, up to a maximum of four hours. Public parking is also available at Laidley Field (Lots 7A and 7B), which is located on the stadium side of Elizabeth Street, just north and south of the ticket booth.

Kanawha Valley Regional Transportation Authority (KRT) shuttle is available daily, excluding weekends and holidays, during the Legislative Session. The shuttle departs from Laidley Field, beginning at 6:45 a.m. serving each of the stops listed below approximately every 10-15 minutes. The shuttle does not operate between 11:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. The shuttle route includes:

  • Laidley Field
  • Capitol Parking Garage (Piedmont Road)
  • Building 5 (Piedmont Road)
  • Building 6 (California Avenue)
  • Capitol Building (California Avenue, East Wing Entrance)
  • California Avenue (Main Capitol Entrance)
  • Bus Turnaround (Greenbrier Street)
  • Return to Laidley Field

Please note that all metered spaces on California Avenue as well as all metered parking spaces in Lot 24 (also located on California Avenue) and on Kanawha Boulevard are reserved for the House of Delegates. Greenbrier Street is reserved for use by the Senate.

Public entrances to the Capitol are located on the lower east wing (California Avenue) and lower west wing (across from the Culture Center). Signs noting “Public Entrance” are visible on the sidewalks. Security personnel will greet visitors at the public entrances and visitors will be required to adhere to proper security protocols, including security scanners.


For more information, please contact Ann Farr.

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