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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 next Board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday,
January 13th at 7:00 pm. This virtual meeting will stream live on our Facebook page.

Starting Now Through February 2021: The next fantastic FOSL fundraiser - 8x8* Create! Details below!

No-contact Hours
Monday - Thursday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday - Saturday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday: Closed
Site Work Momentum
Hindered by the Weather

The recent snow and rain have combined to slow site work down a bit. Says Frank Barthalow, Kinsley site project foreman (pictured below), "We are waiting for the ground to dry out so our equipment doesn't get grounded in the mud."

Mr. Barthalow went on to state, "If we wouldn't have had the big snow storm in December, that hill (pictured above) would have been gone." He does, however, remain optimistic that work will commence just as soon as the ground dries sufficiently for the equipment to run optimally and weather permits. In the meantime, they are maintaining the equipment on site to ensure it is ready to go when needed.

And ...

We have an official street name! The new Shepherdstown Public Library will be located on Higbee Lane, named at the request of the sons of the late Robert Kinsley, founder of Kinsley Construction, Inc.
Pictured Above: Raffle winner Angie Sosdian with Shepherdstown Liquors associate Anthony Farris officially making the presentation.
This year's raffle, held in memory of long time Shepherdstown Liquors owner and devoted community advocate Mohsen Sadeghzadeh, was by far the most extraordinary in the four year history of this annual event, raising in excess of $6,000 for the new library project. We want to
thank all 600+ ticket buyers for their participation!

This fantastic bottle of bourbon was predicted (by Angie) to be unsealed and consumed on New Year's Eve.
Congratulations to the 2020 Happy Pappy Winner!

This year's raffle winner of the exclusive bottle of Pappy Van Winkle Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is Shepherdstown resident Angie Sosdian! The winning ticket #301 was drawn at random by Shepherdstown Mayor Jim Auxer, with an assist by Library Director Hali Taylor (pictured below). When called with the good news, Angie's wonderful reaction was actually, "No [kidding]! I'm so excited! I'm so thrilled! This is so unexpected. I'm so happy!"
Read more from The Shepherdstown Chronicle.
Support Our Library
With Your Art!

Looking for a fun winter project that will also benefit our community? FOSL is sponsoring 8x8 Create! - a virtual art show and auction.
Artists and crafters of all ages and skill levels are invited to create an original 8”x8”
(or larger) work of art to donate for an online auction. Art may be of any medium
and should be based on one of the following themes: books, libraries, or nature.
Artwork may be submitted at the library through February 6th. All entries will be photographed and uploaded to a virtual auction site for viewing and bidding.
The virtual auction will be held from February 19th to the 27th.

Free 8" x 8" canvases, if needed, are available for pickup now from the library! All proceeds of the auction will benefit the Shepherdstown Public Library.
Read more about this wonderfully creative event, and then download the entry form!
Join the Young Adult
Reading Challenge!

Our Youth Services Librarian is challenging all patrons ages 14 to 19 to read twenty books in 2021. Any book, any length will count toward your total.

Completed Reading Logs will need to be submitted by December 17, 2021.
New Library Project Update

Raised to Date: $3,870,473 !!!

Shepherdstown Public Library Foundation, Inc. received a donation of $73.20 in the last quarter through AmazonSmile! You can join and support the library at no cost to you! When shopping at Amazon, log
in to, and select Shepherdstown Public Library Foundation, Inc. as your favorite charity. It's just that easy!