Fairview Public Library

500 Main Street
Fairview, WV 26570


The Fairview Public Library began April 10, 1976 in a corner of the Town Hall. It was set up under the guidance of a committee appointed by Mayor Eleanor Smiers in May 1975. One hundred and thirty-five people registered to use the library the first month. In September of 1976 the library moved to an apartment owned by the Bank of Wadestown. Around 1980 the library relocated to the former post office building on Main Street. The Library celebrated its 25th anniversary on April 10, 2001. But tragedy was in the making. On September 29, 2003 disaster struck. A fire broke out, engulfing the library and two other businesses. The blaze was reported in the early morning and by noon 11 fire companies had responded to the call. Due to the diligence of the firefighters we were able to recover much of our book inventory and contents. Through the generosity of the Town council and the Mayor the library took up temporary residence on the 2nd floor of the Town Hall. The Fairview Library Committee acquired property at 500 Main Street, and on January 16, 2007 opened the doors to its new location.

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