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


2018 Summer Reading Program

(Click here for more information and a

complete listing of program events)

Friday, June 22

11:00 am, Children's Dept.

Rocket Building

Ages 5 and older.

Registration is required.

Tuesday, June 26

11:00 am, War Memorial Bldg.

Critters and Conservation

A live animal show with birds, mammals and reptiles!

Ages 3 and up.

Doors open at 10:30 am.

No registration required.

Tuesday, July 10

11:00 am, War Memorial Bldg.

Maryland Science Center Sound of Silence

Build and explore sound waves, music,

amplification, and more.

Ages 5 and up.

No registration required.

Thursday, July 19

11:00 am, Children's Dept.

Make Comics with Danielle Corsetto

Interact with a real comic strip artist!

Ages 10 and older.

No registration required.

Tuesday, July 24

10:30 am, Children's Dept.

Act it Out

Learn a quick storybook play, and then perform for an audience.Rehearsal begins at 10:30; performance at 12:30.

Young Actors Ages 7 and up.

No registration required.

Every Monday from

June 18 - July 30

11:00 am


Lego Club


Calling all Master Builders!


Ages 4 and older.


No registration required.


Saturday, June 23

11:00 am


"Libraries Rock"

Story Time


With a craft.


Ages 3 and older.


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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