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Louis Bennett Library

The home of Jonathan M. Bennett was built in 1875 and used as a family home until 1922. The building was given by Mrs. Louis Bennett to the county as a public library to honor her husband and son. J.M. Bennett (1817-87) was active in State, political, and local business affairs in Virginia and West Virginia, as was His son Louis (1848-1918).  Grandson Louis (1894-1918) was killed while serving as World War I pilot.

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.



Board Members

Stephanie Westfall

Dave Bush

Melissa Skinner

Kathy Marsh

James Dennison

Staff Members

Katrina Smith- Johnson, Director

Alyssa H., Circulation Clerk / Youth Services Coordinator

Traci C., Circulation Clerk

Tasha S., Web Coordinator / Circulation Clerk


Our Policies are being updated, we will post as they are updated by the board. 

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