January 12: Library Board Meeting, 7:00 pm; will stream live on Facebook.

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

May 14: Shred Event, Behind the Library at 100 East German Street; details coming soon!

Due to the dramatic surge of the Omicron variant throughout our community, for the safety of our patrons and staff, the Market House location will continue no-contact services until further notice.
Look at Them Go!

No fear of heights in this group of roofers as they near completion of installation of the roof membrane. Nor in the heating and air conditioning guys (pictured below) as they install the new library's RTU (roof top unit) HVAC system. Over the last month, Team Doyle has completed installation of the roof framing/membrane and the dry sprinkler system in the attic; pouring of the transformer pad and light pole bases; and site utilities. Up next, complete exterior sheathing and Tyvek and continue work on interior framing and window installation.
At this current pace, Team Doyle now estimates a substantial completion date in late March.
We can then proceed with shelving and furniture installation, security and IT configuration, and planning our move from the Market House to our new facility.

Is it possible we may finally celebrate our grand opening this summer?
Fingers crossed, everyone!
Keep Pace with Construction here.
We don't know if you've noticed, but some wonderful articles about our new library have appeared in recent weeks! Read the article published in The Shepherdstown Chronicle and a post by Michael Chalmers for Experience Shepherdstown.
Welcome New Board Trustee
Sally Brasher

The library is very pleased to welcome its newest Board member, Sally Brasher. Sally, originally from Colorado Springs, has lived “back east” for the last 40 years. She is currently a professor in the History Dept. at Shepherd University where she has spent the past 18 years teaching European and World history. She and her husband Niel recently built a house and moved to the Shepherdstown area with the aim of becoming a part of this wonderful community they have come to love. They have two grown children, Kelsey and Charlie, and a daughter-in-law, Meghan, who live in the Washington D.C. area and an adorable grand-puppy named Riley.

Sally is a passionate bibliophile and research nerd and is most at home in library stacks or a good, dusty archive. Her research interests revolve around Italian history, particularly medieval women, urban society, and charity. She has published two books on these subjects and is working on a third on medieval Sicily.

Says Sally, "I inherited my love of libraries and public service from my mother, Melba Mayall. She volunteered tirelessly for her public library for over 40 years. She passed away this year at the age of 99, and I look forward to honoring her memory by carrying on her tradition of service and her love of public libraries with my service on the Board of the Shepherdstown Public Library."
Thank you, Lorena Chambers, for your brief but outstanding service as Board Trustee. Lorena is now doing wonderful things in and for the State of Michigan - we miss her here in West Virginia!

The FOSL Fall Fundraiser Fantastically Successful! 

Our Friends raised over $1,700 to purchase a bike rack for the new library. Special thanks to Jen Bean and Tina Barton (pictured left with the terrific raffle prizes), who together spearheaded this event that saw about 25 participants (and one awesome dog, Jack) get active in many creative ways. Many thanks to all who participated - we hope you had fun getting fit for a good cause!

And, a very special thank you to the Fall Fundraiser raffle sponsors:

  • a 4-person 2022 tubing adventure with River & Trail Outfitters
  • a 1-month membership to the Shepherd Wellness Center
  • Two all-day bike rentals from Shepherdstown Pedal & Paddle
  • A gift basket from Two River Treads
  • Mountaineer Popcorn gift certificates
  • Tonic Herb Shop gift certificate

Congratulations to David Rampy (featured right), lucky (and very excited!) winner of the one-month membership to the Wellness Center!

Speaking of FOSL ...

Our amazing Friends are ringing in the New Year with a new logo designed by our own Youth Services Director Tish Wiggs. Love it?!?!

And a new and wonderful website which nicely coincides with their January membership drive! Renew your membership or become a new member of FOSL today.

Contact FOSL to find out how!

New Library Project Update

Raised to Date: $4,157,834 !!!
It won't be too long before we'll be placing the order for our growing list of engraved patio bricks. Now is the time for you to leave a lasting legacy with an engraved brick at the new library. Contact us for more information and/or download the form and drop it off at the library.