Southern Area Library - Lost Creek, WV
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A Book That Shaped Me Contest


Entry forms and guidelines are now available for the Library of Congress "A Book That Shaped Me" essay contest!

Southern Area Library is again participating in the Library of Congress summer essay contest for rising 5th and 6th grade students.  The students will write an eassy on a book that has made a personal impact on their lives.

Last year, Southern Area Library has two state finalists out of the five chosen across WV.  The library is so proud of last year's winners, and it would be wonderful to see area students once again take this opportunity to shine. 

Essays should only be on page in length and must be submitted to the library by July 10 along with an entry form.  For more information, please check out the related website on the contest: 

A Book That Shaped Me Website Link

Our seed library (S.A.G.E) is in the news.  If you missed Ms. Bennett's interview with WBOY TV on our seed library, click here to watch it.  If you would like more information about our seed library, this link will take you to the S.A.G.E page


We've Added over 80 new books to the children's section!

Library Journal Cover

Were you part of our 2014 Annual Trustee Fundraiser?  Click here to see our thank you!  If you didn't receive a fundraiser letter last fall, and you would like to support the library during this fundraiser, just email me at

The Library with the Big Heart!

Our library has over 12,000 books on our shelves with new purchases every month. Videos and DVDs may also be rented for the same two week period as printed materials.  Our patrons have access to ebooks and other online materials through WV Deli.  Patrons also have access to magazines through Zinio. 

Southern Area Library has nine patron computers. The entire building is wi-fi accessible. There is also a fax machine, a printer, and a copier for patron use.

We offer a private reading room with wi-fi access as well as an upstairs computer and printer for studying or working in a quiet space.  We also have a genealogy room upstairs with local memorabilia and local historical writings and information. 

Numerous programs are offered throughout the year including a monthly genealogy meeting, a monthly book discussion group, children's programming, and more.  Click here to access our calendar

Best Small Library in America, 2013.




120 East Main Street, Lost Creek, WV  26385

Handicap Space in Front with Ramp
Larger Lot Behind the Church on Church St.

Phone: 304.745.4865

Monday - Friday: Noon - 6pm
Saturday: 10 am to 2 pm
Sunday: Closed

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Ebook Readers:  The library has changed to WV Deli.  You will need to make a new account with your library card at this web site linke below.  You will find a great selection of ebooks, audiobooks, music, streaming videos, and more.  Click here for WVDeli

Magazines Online with your library card.  Check out this web site to start an account that will allow you free access to hundreds of titles.  Click here for Zinio

Free WV Driver's Permit Practice Tests.  Click here to go to the tests.