Shepherdstown Public Library



100 East German Street  /  P.O. Box 278  /  Shepherdstown, WV 25443

Phone:  304.876.2783   /   Fax:  304.876.6213

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Just for Kids

June 8 - July 27


Story times, science, music, critters, crafts, and more!  A summer of fun and learning!


For a complete listing of program activities with dates, times, and

registration information,

click here!


Our Summer Reading Program was made possible through generous grant funding from two local area foundations.


June 20 - July 25

(Except July 4th)

11:15 am to

12:00 noon


Little Astronauts

Story Time


Join Miss Tara for a story time for little explorers.  We will read books, sing songs, learn action rhymes, and still have plenty of time to play together!


Ages newborn

to 3.


No registration required.

Thursday, August 8

4:30 pm

Saturday, August 24

11:00 am


Lego Club


Calling all Master Builders!


Ages 4 and up.


No registration required.

Saturday, July 27

11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Shepherdstown Community Club


All ages are welcome to join us as we celebrate the wonderful world of Harry Potter!

  • Collect your wands (while supplies last);

  • Get sorted into your houses;

  • Make magical crafts;

  • Enjoy Hogsmeade-inspired food and drinks; and

  • Study the "Care of Magical Creatures," featuring animals from the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center!

Costumes are encouraged!

Saturday, August 10

11:00 am


Under the Sea

Story Time


Join Miss Tara for a story time adventure that takes us under the sea!  We will read books, sing songs, and then make a craft.


All ages are welcome!


No registration required.


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Library Hours

Monday-Thursday:  10 AM - 7 PM

Friday:  10 AM - 5 PM

Saturday:  10 AM - 3 PM

Sunday:  Closed



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," "Time for Twos," and "Three-Five Year 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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