We love having the Capitol as part of the Warren County Public Library system! 

WCPL’s began leasing the building at 416 East Main Street in 2021, and since that time we have worked to make it an active library and community hub. Prior to our moving in, folks knew the space as “The Capitol Arts Center.” While the building’s footprint is primarily that of a theater, we chose not to call it “Capitol Theater,” since it serves a variety of purposes. Rather, the building is now simply branded as “The Capitol.”

In case you are unfamiliar with the current setup, downstairs features a small library collection adjacent to the concessions area and a bookstore — Capitol Books — which is run by our Friends of the Library organization. There is also now a box office ticket window accessible in the lobby. Upstairs, there are staff offices and a meeting room.

Hosting free library events and being able to show movies under our public performance license is our favorite part about being downtown, but we also enjoy hosting plays by local community theater groups and schools, as well as musical events by local and outside artists. When not in use for those purposes, the Capitol can be rented for private events.

To learn about upcoming events, you can sign up for the Capitol newsletter, check out library’s events hosted at the Capitol listed at warrenpl.org/events, or go to capitolbg.org/get-tickets to browse the list of upcoming shows. And if you haven’t dropped by in a while, take a trip downtown, come in, and look around — we love visitors! We are open during the week from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., except when the library is closed for a holiday.