May 13-15: FOSL Book Sale at the Community Club; details coming soon!

May 14: Shred Event from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm behind the library at 100 East German Street; details below.

May 21, 10 am-6 pm and May 22, 9 am-4 pm: Habitat Gardens and Landscape Open House at Evolve Shepherdstown, 106 West German Street; details below.

Public board meetings will resume in August at the New Shepherdstown Public Library.

SAVE THE DATE: Friday, July 22, 2022
Early in-person voting for the Primary Election will be April 27 through May 7. To view an interactive map of voting precincts and districts, go to
Neither Surprising April Snow, Nor Rain, Nor Heat ...

Kinsley is back to work on site grading, planting, and hydroseeding. We did check - no alcohol was consumed by this courageous bulldozer driver (Terry), just a fearless daredevil seemingly unconcerned about tipping over.

Inside, Team Doyle continues work on the ceilings in the lobby, adult and children's areas, and all the bathrooms; mechanical and electrical rough-in; and installation of windowsills, diffuser and flex, the emergency remote call box, and split system in the data room (look to the right and be dismayed at how much wire is actually needed to make data, video, and telecommunications work!)
Back outside, installation of hardie board siding, standing seam metal roof, and stonework are all nearly complete!
Keep Pace with Construction here.
Our Transition/Move Committee, chaired by the wonderful and tireless team of Vicki Hodziewich and Jane Blash, have finalized moving dates and are now looking for volunteers to help us move "mountains of books" from the current Market House to the New Shepherdstown Public Library at 145 Higbee Lane from June 27 to July 16. Click here for specific dates and times and details!
or use the handy QR Code below!
Volunteer drone photographer needed for a one- or two-hour engagement in July! If interested, contact the library
at (304) 876-2783.
Welcome Rachel Heller
New Library Assistant

Before moving to Shepherdstown a few years ago, Rachel spent 8 years as a middle school library media specialist at Montgomery County Public Schools. She has a master's degree in Library Science from the University of Maryland and a master's in Math Education from Western Governors University with a bachelor's in Peace Studies from Goucher College. In addition to her job as a media specialist, she has organized and led a wide variety of after school and summer programs for both children and teens. She lives in Shepherdstown with her husband Justin and her black cat Rogue. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, reading, hiking, biking, and playing board games.

Rachel can be found on most days assisting upstairs in our Youth Services Department.
We had to say a very fond farewell to Sarah Brumback who left us to go to "Mars." Actually, she has relocated to Gaithersburg where she hopes to eventually put her library talents to work in a library setting. Until then, her love of books has her working at the Wonderbook and Video Warehouse. We wish her all the luck in the world - we will miss her!

P.S. Mars is Sarah's boyfriend ... wink.

What Are the Plans for the New Shepherdstown Public Library Landscape?

Find out at an upcoming open house event hosted by the library's Garden Stewards at Evolve Shepherdstown located at 106 West German Street on Saturday, May 21st from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and on Sunday, May 22nd from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Stop by to meet the designers and stay to enjoy
Art in Bloom, a vibrant flower show featuring creations by members of the Shenandoah Garden Club inspired by fine original art works displayed in tandem at the gallery. Participate in the People's Choice fun by purchasing a raffle ticket to vote for your favorite arrangement - one of the gorgeous arrangements will go home with the lucky raffle winner! Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the library's habitat garden. Also, while you're there, don't forget to pick up a free packet of pollinator-friendly regionalized wildflower seeds provided by #PlantWildflowers!

Special thanks to Elise Baach and Jan Hafer for generously providing this
space for our event!
We have assembled a group of remarkable professionals - horticulturalists/designers, fundraisers, and landscape architects who are working together as our Garden Stewards to help make the library's habitat gardens and landscape a community space rich in native trees, grasses, and flowers, providing an environment and way station for this region's native butterflies, birds, and other pollinators.

Interested in helping us *grow* this project? Please sign up on our SPL Garden Stewards volunteer form, and we will be in touch with you.
Don't forget Community Shred Day in May! Help will be available for unloading your documents, if needed!
Volunteers Needed: Contact FOSL by email, through our website, or Facebook Messenger. You could earn $20/hour for moving boxes of books for a few hours on May 11th and May 15th!

Book donations are appreciated and will be received at the War Memorial Building on German Street prior to the sale on Wednesday, May 11, & Thursday, May 12.
Thank you!
Who says there isn't a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow?
Photo of the New Shepherdstown Public Library courtesy of Amy Lynn Rainey.
Check our website and Facebook pages for upcoming story times
in our Children's Department!
New Library Project Update

Raised to Date: $4,242,066 !!!
It's never too late to donate to the new library building fund - donate online today!

A big thank you to all our Smile Amazon shoppers who donated
a total of $119.36 this quarter to the Shepherdstown Public
Library Foundation, Inc.

And, to everyone who bought a brick - thank you! Our patio is going to look amazing!