Southern Area Library - Lost Creek, WV
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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!

The Libri Foundation and The Sacred Heart Children’s Center have provided new books worth over $1404 to Southern Area Library in Lost Creek. There are now 81 new books plus an additional $350 worth of science and math books on the shelves. The science and math collection was provided by monies from a donation to The Libri Foundation by Bill Strawbridge and Meg Wallhagen.

 The library will host an open house during the first week of March to celebrate the new collection. All young patrons taking out a book from the collection during that week will receive a prize.

Mason Coe is engrossed in his new book donated to the library by The Libri Foundation, Sacred Heart Children Center of Clarksburg, and Bill Strawbridge and Meg Wallhagen. 

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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.