Kanawha County Library cancels W.Va. Book Festival
Faced with a massive funding shortfall, the Kanawha County Library board began has begun slashing its budget. Its latest casualty is the West Virginia Book Festival. The event brought local and national authors to Charleston, including state writer and children's book author Cheryl Ware, seen in 2001 visiting Kenna Elementary students the week of the festival. Ware, who is from Elkins, has written such books as "Venola in Love" and "Roberta Price Has Head Lice."