Calendar of Events

The link between academic failure and delinquency, violence, and crime is welded   to reading failure.

Department of Justice

The Library will be closed on Monday, September 7 in observance of Labor Day.

Did you know?

Reading to children stimulates brain activation

Reading a book is good for your relationships

Reading for pleasure "boosts social relations"






Nominate your favorite librarian!


Ten librarians will be selected this year, and each winner will receive a $5,000 cash award, a plaque, and the opportunity to attend the awards ceremony in

New York City.




15th Anniversary Library of Congress National Book Festival


at the Washington Convention Center

in Washington, DC


Saturday, September 5, 2015


Dozens of celebrated authors, illustrators, and poets are scheduled to attend!




(back to school!)

is Library Card

Sign-up Month.


Signing up for a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning.


This year's Honorary Chair of Library Sign-up Month is the world famous Snoopy.


Drop by the library, and get your

library card today!



Ward Hill Lamon

The Summit Point Man Who Could Have Changed History


Bob O'Connor will bring Mr. Lamon to life in

a FREE program.


 Tuesday, September 15

7: 30 pm

O'Hurley's General Store

205 E. Washington Street



See the Press Release for more details.


This presentation is made possible through the "History Alive!" program of the West Virginia Humanities Council and the Friends of Shepherdstown Library (FOSL).



Book Signing

with author


Kevin R. Pawlak


August 29

10:30 am - 12:30 pm


Library Entrance



Nikki Giovanni


Shepherd University

2015 Appalachian Heritage

Writer in Residence.



Her widely celebrated book of poetry, Chasing Utopia, A Hybrid, is available for checkout at the library.


Learn more about this acclaimed author and upcoming schedule of events.

Borrow a Kindle!















Pre-loaded with popular titles, or

request a download


Inquire in our Adult Department


Shepherdstown August Events

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.


Open Enrollment from October 1, 2013


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

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Register for Free, and Learn at Your Own Pace!



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