Beginning as bookmobile service in January 1961, the Putnam County Library has grown to include a main library (1975) located in Teays Valley, Outpost libraries located in Eleanor (1978) and Buffalo (1984), a branch in Hurricane (1989) and a new log structure branch library in Poca (2001). The main library is located on a 1 1/4 acre site at an intersection with a traffic count of over 26,500 vehicles per day and serves a major portion of the rapidly expanding population of over 52,000 people. The library is heavily used for infomational and recreational reading materials, curriculum support, internet access, meeting rooms and community programs for adults and children. The branch libraries are located within their respective communities and often supplement their local school libraries in providing resources to students and citizens of their communities. Each library in the system has a strong Summer Reading Program with over 1200 Putnam County youth registered and participating in a variety of programs...