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Craft Memorial Library's Downtown StoryWalk®

Front Cover of The Gingerbread Boy by Paul Galdone
Looking to get out of the house and still social distance?  Try Craft Memorial Library's new downtown StoryWalk®!   

The StoryWalk® begins at Craft Memorial Library and visits 12 downtown locations.  Although a  map is not necessary because directions are posted along the route, one is available for download here or can be picked up at the library. 

A StoryWalk® is a picture book that has been disassembled and the pages are posted along a path or route to encourage reading, exercise, and family fun.  Participants can read the book The Gingerbread Boy by Paul Galdone as they take a short walk downtown. 

Craft Memorial Library's StoryWalk® is sponsored by the William T. Hancock Foundation.

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.  Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.  For more information about StoryWalks® visit

Check out our new Story Time Kits!

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
April 5, 2021


We want to assure you that Craft Memorial Library is still monitoring the recommendations of state and federal health authorities along with mandates from the governor's office.

The library is is now open regular hours.  We will be open Monday-Thursday from 9:30-7,  Friday and Saturday from 9:30-5.  The following policies are still in place to insure the safety of our patrons and staff:

  • Please do not enter the library if you are ill or have been around someone who has been sick.  Patrons who appear ill will be asked to leave.  

  • All patrons must wear face coverings inside the library.  Face coverings must remain over the nose and the mouth while visiting the library.

  • Browse our collection, choose and checkout items.  Please do not loiter in the library.  Library visits are limited to one hour or less.

  • Computer stations are limited.  Sessions may last up to an hour.  Only one person per computer station.  Face coverings are required to use the computer.   
  • You may still visit our online catalog or call the library at 304-325-3943 and place items on hold. Library staff will contact patrons once their item is available.  Please remember you may only check out 3 items by the same author, subject, or series. 

  • Craft Memorial Library has a limited number of storytime kits available for checkout.  Each kit contains two books, a craft or activity, and coloring sheets.  Come in and browse the kits or request a kit by call the library at 304-325-3943.  A list of the kits is available here.
  • The library will host small numer programs or group meetings.  All participants must abide by the library's covid policies to use the meeting room.  Please contact the library for more information about using our Meeting Room.
  • We will still be providing fun and informative virtual programs on  our Facebook Page and YouTube channel.
  • Remember WVReads has e-books and e-audios to download onto phones, computers, tablets or other electronic devices.  You just need to choose Craft Memorial Library and enter your library card number and pin.   

Thanks to a partnership withe,  the library is now offering free online Driver's Permit practice tests for students preparing for their WV driving tests.  Click below and choose from one of the many permit practice tests.
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