Calendar of Events

"There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration."

Andrew Carnegie

Bug Storytime

Saturday, May 14


T-Shirt Design Contest Finalists!


Four finalists have been selected by our panel of judges, and now

it's time for the public to vote for the winning entry!


Cast your vote by email to with "Design Contest" in the subject line.  Pick your favorite from the four entries below.  One vote per person.  The poles will close at 7:00 pm on Monday, May 23.












Entry #1









Entry #2









Entry #3












Entry #4


Thank you to all participants for the wonderful entries!







This year’s annual Freedom’s Run experience is on October 1st, and we are THRILLEDto be a part of it!


As part of our partnership with the event,  if promotional code “library101” is  entered when registering for the event, Shepherdstown Public Library will receive a percentage of the proceeds for a new library.  Plus, as part of the registration process, participants also have the option to “make a donation to Shepherdstown Public Library.”  Very exciting!

Register for the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, or 5K Today!


Friday, May 27, 6:00 - 8:00 pm - Preview and Reception: $10

Saturday, May 28, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm - Regular Sale

Sunday, May 29, 10: am to 2:00 pm - Regular Sale

War Memorial Building, 102 East German Street

Hard Covers  *  Soft Covers  *  Paperbacks

Children's Books  *  Special Collections  *  DVDs  *  CDs


NEW in our Children's Department!

From Age of Learning, Inc., the award-winning curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-6+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. is 100% educational, with over 3,500 learning activities across all major subject areas - reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music.  Best of all, kids love it!!

See our Children's Librarians for details.

Did you know?

Reading to children stimulates brain activation

Reading a book is good for your relationships

Reading for pleasure "boosts social relations"



Read all about it!


Neal Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming


Borrow an E-Reader!















Pre-loaded with popular titles, or

request a download


Inquire in our Adult

and Children's Departments


Shepherdstown APRIL Calendar of Events


From the Visitor's Center

The Library Project

Read all about it!

Click here for the current edition of the Circulation Desk.

Building for the Future!

Make a Donation


Affordable Health Care Act


Shepherdstown Public Library is a local resource for information.


For information about health care coverage and

to sign up or order application forms,


or call 800-318-2595


West Virginians for Affordable Health Care

Learn 80 Languages !!

Register for Free, and Learn at Your Own Pace!



For additional electronic media database access, visit

Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public Library 






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