Library Staff

  • Becky Marple, Librarian
  • LeEllen Sandy, Part Time Librarian

Board Members

  • Richard McMillan, President
  • Larry Higgins, Vice President
  • Tina Tower, Secretary
  • Bonnie Davis, Treasurer
  • Dottie Pigott

Phone Number
Main: 304-782-2461
Fax: 304-782-2461

Monday: 9:30am-5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:30am-6:00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 9:30am-6:00pm
Friday: 9:30am-5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-1:00pm
Closed all Legal Holidays

8871 WV Route 23
Salem, WV 26426

Library History

The Center Point Outpost Library has been serving the citizens of Doddridge County since 1978. It was suggested to the Doddridge County Commission that they apply to the West Virginia Library Commission for an Outpost Library to be located at Center Point, West Virginia.

Petitions were circulated to determine library interest in this area of Doddridge County. The petitions and a request for an Outpost Library were mailed to the West Virginia Library Commission on April 1, 1978. On April 20, the Doddridge County Public Library received a letter from the director of the West Virginia Library Commission stating that the request had been granted. The foundation for the Outpost Library was completed and the 12 x 40 library was set in place. On October 21, 1978 the Center Point Outpost Library was dedicated and began serving the people of Doddridge County.

As time passed, the library was faced with the need for more space. With the addition of computers, new books, and children's programs the available space was becoming inadequate. After much discussion about whether to add on to the present library building or build a new building, the Doddridge County Library Board decided on a new 28 x 48 library. With monies received from the State Budget Digest, the Library Board approached the United Tech Center at Gore, West Virginia about constructing the new library building. The Tech Center agreed and the construction of a new building was started. In late summer of 2006, the library building was moved from the Tech Center and placed on the new foundation at Center Point. The finishing touches were completed and in January of 2007 the move to the new library building was complete and open to the public.

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