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

WHAG feature of BooFest and our

Halloween Parade and Story Time


Monday, December 5

10:30 am


Spanish Story Time


Join us for a fun Spanish

immersion story time with stories and songs with local mom and native Spanish speaker


Ages 3-5


For more information:

304-876-2783 or

September 6 - December 7

Lapbabies (birth to 18 months)

Welcome babies for simple stories, songs, music, and social time with

Miss Christy

Tuesdays 10:15-11:00


Time for Twos

Join Miss Christy for stories, songs, fingerplays, and a simple craft

Tuesdays 11:15-12:00


3-5 Year Olds

Join Miss Pam for stories, songs,

and a craft

Wednesdays 11:15-12:00


No registration required.

December 3

9:30 am

Shepherdstown Christmas Parade


Meet at Church Street.


Contact Miss Christy at or 304-876-2783 if you would like to participate.





Saturday, December 10

11:00 am

Milk & Cookies

Story Time


Bring your favorite stuffed animal friend, and join Miss Christy for stories, songs, and a craft.


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," "Three-Five Year Old," and "After School Story Time."  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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