Kanawha library considering layoffs and closing branches
The Kanawha County Library's main branch in Charleston. The state Supreme Court recently struck down a 1957 law that required the county school board to funnel state funds to the library system. The library could lose 40 percent of its funding.
John Douglas Carey, 14, of Tazewell, Va., reads a book at the Kanawha County Library's main branch downtown. Carey was in town visiting and said the Kanawha County library is "gigantic" compared to his hometown library.