Shepherdstown Public Library
100 East German Street / P.O. Box 278 / Shepherdstown, WV 25443
Phone: (304) 876-2783 / Fax: (304) 876-6213
The staff and board of the Shepherdstown Public Library would like you to know that we sincerely regret the impact that closing the library has had and will have on all of us. We appreciate your patience and support, and are doing our best to support you to the extent possible. For now, we are exercising the most extreme option of remaining closed. We will coordinate a phased reopening with the other area libraries and will look to the states and counties to guide the process.
New Additions to our Adult Collection of eResources!
Need something else entertaining to read? Trying to learn at home? As the saying goes, “reading is not cancelled!”
The National Emergency Library will be available through at least June 30: it offers free access to over two million books, all of which may be borrowed or downloaded. At https://archive.org/details/nationalemergencylibrary/ you will find classics and amusing curiosities, easy picture books and weighty textbooks, many of which aren’t available as ebooks. Children’s authors Richard Scarry, Roald Dahl and Rick Riordan are here, as well as Toni Morrison, Stephen King, and Margaret Atwood. Grandparents may find favorite stories from their childhood. Books for an extremely wide spectrum of interests are displayed side-by-side when searching by title, creator, or the most-viewed books, so parents may prefer to browse by themselves for their children’s interests.
Plus, the West Virginia Library Commission has opened up its WVREADS online eBook and eAudio collection to everyone! NO LIBRARY CARD? NO PROBLEM!! All you need is a smart phone where you can receive a text. Click here, and enjoy!
While Staying at Home - Be Sure to Get Counted!
It's important that everyone participate in the 2020 census! Click here for census information. There are three ways to respond: Online / By Phone (844) 330-2020 / By Mail. The 2020 census will determine how billions of Federal dollars will be spent for the next decade, so don't delay! Everyone counts!
Documenting COVID-19 Experiences in West Virginia
Marshall University Archives and Special Collections is starting a new initiative to document how West Virginians respond to one question: "How have you, your family, or community been impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak?" They want to capture West Virginian voices and experiences during this turbulent time in history.
Please consider filling out this short form yourselves and sharing this form via social media to help them get a fuller picture of how individuals throughout the state have been impacted.
The West Virginia Library Commission has posted a listing of vendors offering free access to their electronic resources, such as Amazon Prime Family Programming, Audible Stories, and Booklist online content. Click here for a complete listing and links to each available resource.
You can still use the “Libby” app (Quick Link below) to access our eBook and eAudio collections. Many new audio books and eBooks are available! If you need your library information to access Libby or need a new library card, contact Hali Taylor, Library Director, at (617) 710-7757 - she will be able to set you up - pass it on!
Plus, we have many online opportunities for those of you with access – including learning a new language, learning to play an instrument, practicing tests for all sorts of educational and vocational goals, and suggested links to lessons that are geared towards home-schooling your children. Please stop by our FaceBook page or send us an email letting us know how you’re spending your time – new projects? Great books? Gardening? Art?
Over 700 classes are available at Universal Class, and you can learn to play over 15 instruments in different styles at Artist Works from RB Digital. Pronunciator is a great language-learning app. Free access is available by clicking on the links below.
Here are some databases that are available – first log in to WVInfoDepot.org, and then check them out! Please call for assistance if your library card and PIN are required. You can leave a message at the library and those messages will be retrieved throughout the day and answered as soon as possible.
(Note which password has an uppercase V and a lowercase v)
User Name: 4west
Most databases will use the following login information:
User Name: west
Wifi is available, if needed, and can be accessed FREE outside the library through our network "2783n." No password required!
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Friday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 3 PM
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