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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The Shepherdstown Library's

Imagine Your Storytime will continue to be presented Tuesdays at 11 am through

September 29. Each week there will be a new short

video for all ages featuring Shepherdstown librarians

with one or more books from our collection.



If you missed it, view a performance through the following Monday.





The deadline to complete your reading logs is 4:00 pm on Friday, August 28!


If you have been logging your summer reading at or using their app, you need

to have read (or listened) for 1000 minutes. With paper logs, children through age twelve just need to read (or be read to) for 960 minutes or 16 hours. Kids in middle school and high school: read 10 to 12 books. Adults: 5 books or audiobooks, plus 3 long articles. Drop your completed logs into the Shepherdstown Library’s book drop or email with photos of your double-sided log. Send any questions to


You will receive a $10.00 gift certificate to use at Four Seasons Books. Every person completing a log will also be entered in one of 4 raffles, and the winning names will be announced on Monday, August 31.






Check out our collection

of Back-to-School kids books here (search "First Day of School')!

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Library Hours


10 AM - 5 PM


10 AM - 4 PM




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


Dates and times for the following services will be adjusted, as necessary, for COVID-19.


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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