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Mission: To provide a variety of information sources, educational and diverse programs and services to fulfill and inspire a civically and culturally engaged community.
Our Board meeting is scheduled for TONIGHT,
Wednesday, June 9th at 7:00 pm. This virtual meeting
will stream live on our Facebook page.
Starting June 10: Weekly Outdoor Story Times at 10:00 am at Trinity Episcopal Church (weather permitting)
June 12: Let’s Learn About Fireflies: A Tails & Tales Event at 10:00 am on the lawn at Trinity Episcopal Church
June 19: Meet the Farm Animals: A Tails & Tales Event presented by Solsbury Hill Farm at 11:00 am on the lawn at Trinity Episcopal Church
July 17: FOSL Annual Meeting and Shepherdstown
Public Library Community Picnic - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm at
Morgan's Grove Park in Partnership with
Jefferson County Parks and Rec "Bookmark the Parks!"
Rain Date: July 24th
More details coming soon!
October 15: Fourth Annual Golf Scramble at
Cress Creek County Club

No-contact Hours Will Continue
Monday - Thursday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday - Saturday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday: Closed
Nearing the Site Work
Finish Line!

At last! We have a paved construction access road from the Route 45 Bypass to our new library site. Says Kinsley Project Manager Frank Barthalow, "If the weather holds, we'll probably be able to wrap this up in 2-3 weeks." Kinsley's site work, at least for now, would be complete. We can then look forward to welcoming our building contractor - bids from our prequalified contractors are due later this month - with Board review and contract award to happen in July. The final phase of this project, building construction, may begin as early as August 1st!


Pictured right: Paving crew members
Adam (left) and Randy (right) take a
minute to rest and wave to the camera.
It's That Time for
Summer Reading Programs

After a very successful Kickoff on June 5, the Summer Reading Program for kids and adults is underway!

This year’s theme is Tails & Tales, and throughout the summer we will be bringing kids and their parents many opportunities to learn about real animals with help from our partners at PVAS and Solsbury Hill Farms. Our schedule includes learning about fireflies and sheep, meeting farm animals, doing animal yoga, and owning a dragon.

Plus, Take-&-Makes for kids every week from June 12 to August 13.

Drop by the library or click here for more information about the summer reading program schedule and to download your reading log!
Adults can join in the summer reading fun with Tails & Tales BINGO. Pick up your
Bingo Card from the library, or download here. Each BINGO earns an entry,
up to five (5) entries, into a raffle for the end of the program prize! Bingo cards
can be returned to the library or emailed to

In keeping with the summer reading theme, a collection drive for the Animal Welfare Society will take place during the month of July. Donations can be dropped off at the library during operating hours. Check the AWS Wishlist for donation ideas. Stay tuned for videos on our Facebook page with instructions on how to make homemade
animal toys that you can donate!

Mr. Jon brought his own wonderful balance
of music, laughter, books, dancing, and
"Wake up, George!" to our Kickoff event. Parents and children alike were delighted
with his performance, and we sure hope
to invite him back soon!
Our Gradual Reopening Continues

We were so pleased to welcome back patrons on a limited basis earlier this month. Messrs. Owen and Eli Shaddix (pictured left) and their mom were the very first patrons
to visit our Children's Department! For the foreseeable
future, visits to the Children's Department will require
an appointment.
No appointment is necessary to enter the adult department, but we do ask that you limit your visit to 15 minutes. We have set a limit of six people, including patrons and staff, at one time.
Why We Need to Talk About Libraries Now ... read what Library Director Hali Taylor had to say in an article recently published in
The Journal.

Don't Forget to Mark Your Calendars

The FOSL Annual Meeting and Shepherdstown Public Library Community Picnic in partnership with the Parks and Rec "Bookmark the Parks" event is Saturday, July 17th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at Morgan's Grove Park.

Plans are ongoing - details will be coming soon!
New Library Project Update

Raised to Date: $4,050,676 !!!

That's right! We leaped over the $4 million milestone with a flourish! Over the last month, we received some really lovely
gifts and a new and fantastic $50,000 pledge to name our
Young Adult Area!