Library Update: March 23, 2020

The Charles Town Library ceases services temporarily,
following the guidelines of the Governor’s Order

Following the release of West Virginia Governor Jim Justice’s order of March 23, setting guidelines for the operation of essential organizations and businesses, the Charles Town Library will cease accepting book holds and fulfillment of holds, and will not accept book returns at our building, 200 E. Washington St.

This change will take effect, Noon, March 24, 2020. Any active holds can be picked up curbside until 3 p.m., Tuesday.

During this time of reduced services:

  • Our popular Story Time events with Miss Debbie and Mr. Tim will continue live-streamed on Facebook when possible. Please check our website ( and our Facebook page for updates.
  • Remember that we are a fine-free library. There is no penalty for returning items beyond their due date.

You can stay up to date with West Virginia’s status with the virus at, and at the U.S. Center for Disease Control

We will continue to watch current developments in the state and region, as well as local organizations, including Jefferson County Public Schools, to determine the appropriate time to reopen our doors to the public.

Thank you for your continued patronage and support.

Marcella Genz
Director, The Old Charles Town Library, Inc.

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