The Louis Bennett Public Library was established in 1923. The library was housed in the Lewis County War Memorial, which is a 17 room mansion that was built by Jonathan McCally Bennett in 1875. The Bennett family lived in the house until 1922 when Mrs. Sallie Maxwell Bennett donated the house to the Lewis County Commission to be used as a public library.
O U R M I S S I O N
To provide the best library service to the residents of Lewis County that available resources will permit.
1. We strive to keep our reference section up to date and applicable to the needs of our patrons.
2. We strive to keep reading material available to meet the needs of all ages.
3. Our friendly and courteous staff is here to assist you. If you have any suggestions on how we can serve you, please feel free to contact us.
Organization and Funding
The Louis Bennett Public Library is administered by a five member Library Board appointed by the Lewis County Commission. The library receives financing from the West Virginia Library Commission, the Lewis County Board of Education Levy, the Lewis County Commission and local donations.
Katrina Johnson, Director
Alli H., Clerk
Ashley R., Clerk
Tasha S., Clerk