The year 2020 was obviously, one for the books. And 2021 is turning out to be just as challenging. Being a community library during this exceptional time has just been the latest chapter in a long story of providing essential services to the people of Jefferson County.
Last July, we reopened to visitors after being closed for a short time as the pandemic began its spread around the country. Since then, we have remained open with some restrictions, six days a week.
We have been and ARE open for Jefferson County’s children.
We have been and ARE open for those in need of computers.
We have been and ARE open for those looking for printing and faxing services
We receive new books every week for children, teens and adults.
We have had three virtual Story Time for children each week since the Pandemic began last spring.
We are a fine-free library and do not charge for library cards.
We are a community library, not a private library. We are funded primarily by our own foundation. We are a 501(c3) non-profit organization. We receive limited funding from governments. Despite serving the majority of Jefferson County’s student population, we do not receive any funding from Jefferson County Schools.
Any resident of Jefferson County or anyone who works full-time in Jefferson County can sign up for a free Charles Town Library card.
We offer a free online service, hoopla, to access digital e-books, audio books, movies, music and more.
This is National Library Week, but despite any grand spotlight on the importance of libraries to the world, we serve this community all year.
We are located at 200 E. Washington Street in Charles Town.
We are your library. Our doors are freely open.
The fine print:We limit the number of visitors in the library to eight (8) at one time.
There is a thirty (30) minute time limit for visits, including computer usage, once per day.
Mask usage, covering your nose and mouth, is mandatory while in the library.
No public restroom is available.
We are not accepting book donations until further notice.