Craig County Public Library
Craig County Public Library, Inc is housed in an historic, 750 square foot building, serving the 5200 residents of this Appalachian region. Visitor counts are steadily increasing (with over 12,000 visits last year alone!) and crowding is a big issue as more and more families discover what this modern library has to offer.
We envision an expanded Craig County Public Library to be a “Gateway to Discovery” for our town. It will continue to be a welcoming place for visitors and patrons.
This Past Year
This past year Craig County received a preplanning grant to begin the process for construction of a Community Center. Developing the needed funding through grants, foundations, and fundraising is expected to take a few years. The friends of the library purchased the 2 lots next to the library from TDS Telecom to be used in the future expansion. The lots consist of the old building foundation at an elevated level and an unlevel grassy area, which contains concrete, gravel, and various debris.
Help us turn our library lots into a community project. We will haul off the rubble and make this a welcome entrance to our downtown area in New Castle, Craig County.
Boy Scouts will build planting beds.
Daycare children will plant vines to climb onto a new decorative fence.
A tree sculpture will be installed with a sign saying
“Growing Our Community Together”.
High School students will paint a mural at the base of this wall.
This project is estimated at $2,500. Your contribution will get us one wheel-barrow closer to our dream.