About Us and Branch Hours

Putnam County Library services began with a bookmobile in January of 1961.  The Hurricane Branch opened on Second Street soon afterwards.

The system has grown to the main library in (1975) Located in Teays Valley.  Branch libraries were established in Eleanor in 1978 and replaced with a new permanent location on Main Street in Eleanor in (2007). A small branch in Buffalo was built in (1984) and is in the process of replacement in the near future. The small library on Second Street in Hurricane was replaced with a larger facility on Midland Trail in (1989) and Poca replaced their branch with a log structure on Main Street in Poca in (2001).

The main library is located on Route 34 near the Teays Valley exit of Interstate 64.  Putnam County is experiencing population growth: the county had a population of over 56,000 according to the 2013 U.S. Census.

The library system is heavily utilized for informational and recreational reading materials, curriculum support, Internet access, meeting rooms, and community programs for adults and children.  The branch libraries are located within their respective communities and often supplement their local school libraries in providing resources to students and citizens of their communities.  Each library in the system has a strong summer reading program with over 1,000 children registered and participating in a variety of programs.

Contact Us

Main Library

4219 State Route 34
Hurricane, WV 25526

Phone: 304-757-7308
Fax: 304-757-7384

Email: putnam@putnam.lib.wv.us

Megan Tarbett, Director

Putnam County Library

(Closed Sundays Memorial Day through Labor Day)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Open: 9 AM 9 AM 9 AM 9 AM 9 AM 9 AM 1 PM
Close: 7 PM 7 PM 7 PM 7 PM 5 PM 5 PM 5 PM

 

 

Buffalo Branch

19209 Buffalo Road
Buffalo, WV   25033

Phone: 304-937-3538
Fax:     304-937-3538

Email: buffalo@putnam.lib.wv.us

Branch Manager: Rebecca Harvey

Closed for Lunch:

12:30 pm-1:15 pm M, T, W, & F
3:00 pm-3:45 pm  TH

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Open: 9 AM 9 AM 9 AM 11 AM 9 AM Closed Closed
Close: 5 PM 5 PM 5 PM 7 PM 5 PM

 

 

 

Eleanor Branch

P.O. Box 459
Eleanor, WV  25070

Phone: 304-586-4295
Fax:     304-586-4295

Email: lisa.reedy@putnam.lib.wv.us

Branch Manager: Lisa Reedy

Closed for Lunch:

12:30 pm-1:15 pm M, T, W, & F
4:15 pm-5:00 pm  TH

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Open: 9 AM 9 AM 9 AM 11 AM 9 AM 10am-2pm Closed
Close: 5 PM 5 PM 5 PM 7 PM 5 PM

 

 

 

Hurricane Branch

410 Midland Trail
Hurricane, WV  25526

Phone: 304-562-6711
Fax:     304-562-6711

Email: relliott@putnam.lib.wv.us

Branch Manager: Rebecca Elliott

Closed for Lunch:

 12:45 pm-1:30 pm M, T, W, & F
4:00 pm-4:45 pm TH  

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Open: 9 AM 9 AM 9 AM 11 AM 9 AM CLOSED Closed
Close: 5 PM 5 PM 5 PM 7 PM 5 PM

 

 

 

Poca Branch

2858 Charleston Road
Poca, WV  25159

Phone: 304-755-3241
Fax:     304-755-3241

Email: poca@putnam.lib.wv.us

Branch Manager: Teresa King

Closed for Lunch:

 11:30 am-12:15 pm M, T, W, & F
4:00 pm-4:45 pm  TH

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Open: 9 AM 9 AM 9 AM 11 AM 9 AM Closed Closed
Close: 5 PM 5 PM 5 PM 7 PM 5 PM