A Visit with author

Anna Egan Smucker


Celebrate National Library Week

Tuesday, April 14 at 1:00 pm

in the Children's Department

Ages 3 and up


Join us for a special program with West Virginia author

Anna Egan Smucker.

She will read from her books and discuss what it's like to be an author.  A free, signed by the author, book for the first 20 children.

Paid for with a grant from the

Shepherdstown Rotary Club.

Call 304-876-2783 or email splchild@martin.lib.wv.us

Spring Storytime


Special Saturday Storytime

April 18, 11 am


Stories, Songs, Crafts, and Garden Activity


Ages 3 and up

Call for information 304-876-2783


Register for free weekly story times for infants through age 12: call (304) 876-2783, email splchild@martin.lib.wv.us , or visit the Shepherdstown Library at 100 East German Street. Lap Babies and Ones meets Tuesdays from 10:15 to 11 a.m. Time for Toddlers is on Tuesdays from 11:15 to noon. The After School Program for ages 5 through 12 is held

Wednesdays from 4 to 4:45. Thursdays from 11:15 to noon is the

Threes, Fours, and Fives program.



The role of the children's department of the Shepherdstown Public Library is to provide a "Children's Gateway to Learning." In this spirit, the SPL Children's Library maintains a close relationship with the schools and provides the following services to the children of our community:


Regular Story Hours/Library Visits:



Beginning each year in September and January, our library offers a weekly story time for each of these groups: "Lap Babies and Ones," "Time for Twos," and "Threes, Fours and Fives."

Weekly after-school story hour and crafts are for students 5-12 years old.

Story hours and visits are provided for the Shepherdstown Day Care Center, the Shepherd University Nursery School, the local Montessori schools, Trinity Church Treasure Kids, and other nearby schools.

Miscellaneous Visits

The library welcomes visits from homeschoolers, scout troops, Shepherdstown Elementary School students, and field trips from other schools. With FOSL support, the Library brings in professional storytellers whose performances are provided to the public free of charge. The library also serves the many elementary, junior high and high school students who come in search of reference materials for writing contests, science fairs, social studies fairs, and classroom reports. These children have access not only to our collection, but to interlibrary loans and Internet resources, as well. The children's department is also frequently used by Shepherd University students in the field of education.





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