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

Saturday, February 23

11:00 am


Lego Club


Calling all Master Builders!


Ages 4 and up.


No registration required.

Saturday, March 2

11:00 am


Fairy Tale

Story Time


Join Miss Tara for a story time featuring fairy tales!  We will read books, sing songs, and complete a "Three Little Pigs" inspired STEM project.


All ages welcome!


No registration required.

Saturday, February 16

11:00 am to 12:00 pm


Hogwarts at

the Library!

Book 2:

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets


Join us for our second event featuring Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Participants will join Miss Tara for a book trivia match for house points.  Following

trivia, participants will

explore invisible inks to use for hidden messages like those found in Tom Riddle’s diary and then take an “Herbology” class to make a Mandrake out of air-dry clay.


For Harry Potter

fans ages 10 to 14.


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." 


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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