Tuesday, October 28
For our Lap Babies,
Ones, and Twos groups
Meet in costume at
11:15 am at
Shepherdstown Public Library
Following the parade,
there will be a special story
with Miss Lilly at the War
102 East German Street!
and Halloween Crafts!
Wednesday, October 29,
4:00 - 4:45 pm
For ages 5 through 12
in Miss Anne's After School Program
School-age children are invited to attend at 4:00 pm
Wednesday in October for
Summer Program Fun!
A special thank you to our Friends of the
Shepherdstown Library for its generous funding of
our summer programming. Thanks also to the
thirteen businesses and organizations that provided
prize coupons or gift certificates to each child who
completed a reading log. And, finally, we are
so grateful for all the wonderful volunteers who
helped make this year's summer programming a
The Summer Programs
Majesties of the Pond
Rockets and Robots
Meet the Fossil Lady
Turning Around America
Fizz, Slurp, Splat!
The Summer Fun !
Library Kits Offer Hands-On Fun
for All Ages
Library is pleased to announce that there are eight
kits available in the Children’s Department, each of
which may be borrowed for three weeks. The newest
kit is our “Nature in Winter Explorer Pack,” with
eight paperbacks plus an activity book compiled by
Suzanne Taylor of PVAS, the Potomac Valley Audubon
Society, with funds from the Nora Roberts
Foundation. With glow-in-the-dark winter
constellations, instructions for identifying animal
tracks and ideas for feeding wild birds, it offers
plenty of reasons to be outdoors in winter. Other
PVAS packs include “Backyard Habitats,” with pocket
guides to urban wildlife, West Virginia birds, and
more; a “Reptiles and Amphibians” backpack with
field guides as well as songs, puzzles, and craft
ideas; and an “Insect Explorer Pack,” with
magnifying viewers, a net, a scavenger hunt bandana,
and more. Two plastic totes are also available: the
“Bird Explorer Teachers Kit” has an electronic
birdsongs identifier, twelve binoculars, posters,
and lots more supplies for a class. The “Insect
Explorer Teachers Kit” has a card game, a clip art
CD, and allows students to view the world through
“bug eyes.” For anyone interested in geocaching and
letterboxing, we offer an “Explore WV Library
Geo-kit,” which includes a GPS device.
There is still space available for
children to attend our free weekly
programs for infants through age twelve, continuing through May 22.
For more information, call us at
(304) 876-2783, email email@example.com,
or visit the Library at 100 East German Street.
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
Regular Story Hours/Library Visits:
Beginning each year in September and January, our library offers a weekly story time for each of
groups: "Lap Babies and Ones," "Time for Twos,"
and "Threes, Fours
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,
University Nursery School, the local Montessori schools,
Trinity Church Treasure Kids, and other nearby schools.
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.