Preschool & Elementary School

Read independently or with an adult and add a sticker for every 15 minutes that you complete! 

Download reading log here.

Middle & High School

Aim to read 10-12 full-length books with 100 or more pages. Then rate your books on your reading log!

Download the reading log here.

You can also record your books through the ReadSquared:

Turn in your completed reading log by August 15, 2023 to collect your reward: a booklet of coupons from Shepherdstown businesses. Reading logs can be turned in at any of our library programs.

Weekly Story Times:  11:00 am in the Children’s Library

  • Tuesdays – Lap Babies & Toddlers
    • No story time on June 27, there will be our Art Adventure program w/Amanda Groff
  • Wednesdays – PreK (ages 3-6) 

Summer Activities Kick-Off Party:   Saturday, June 3 | 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

This party starts the Shepherdstown Library’s summer activities with outdoor games (minigolf, ladder ball, & more!), tie-dye, button-making, snow cones, popcorn, & an intro to our summer reading program! Best for ages 3+

Jefferson County Math Circle:  Tuesdays | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm May 30 – August 29

For rising 6th – 8th graders. Join Math Club Coach Judy York and Youth Director Rachel Heller for weekly math games & activities. There will be online resources for practicing at home. Math Club is part of the national program MathCounts. Participants are not required to attend every meeting. Sign-up is required**

Teen Microscopy Program:  Saturday, June 10 | 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Led by Steven Cummings, NIH chemical & biomolecular engineer. Teens will learn how to use microscopes, distinguish between plant and animal cells, and discover microorganisms in the local watershed. For ages 13-18 only. Sign-up is required**

Fairies Read:  Saturday, June 17 | 11:00 am

Join Emma Casale for a stories and a special craft all for lovers of fairies and fantasy. Emma organized the last year’s Shepherdstown Fairy Festival. For ages 5+ only. Sign-up is Required**

Indoor Planetarium:  Thursday, June 29 – Saturday, July 1

The Shepherdstown Library will have its very own indoor planetarium from NASA StarLab. Stop by for a exploration into the stars! Best for ages 5+

Falconry Event:  Wednesday, July 5 | 3:00 pm

Colin Waybright, master class falconer, from Laurel Fork Falconry will be showing off his expertise with this indoor program. Come learn about these amazing birds! Best for ages 5+

Story Quilts & Story Time:  Friday, July 14th | 11:00 am

Shepherdstown Elementary Art teacher Amanda Groff will lead a very special story time about story quilts!  She’ll read Tar Beach and you’ll make a paper quilt that will be displayed in the library. Best for ages 3+

Human-Beaver Coexistence Alliance: Monday, July 10 | 11:00 am

Learn about beaver habitats and how people can live in harmony with these amazing animals. Program is run by Alison Zak, founder of the HBCA. Best for ages 5+

Family Yoga:  Saturday, July 15 | 1:00 pm

Come for a fun hour of yoga with Whitney Ingram of Ebb & Flow Adventures. For kids ages 7+ and their caregivers. Just bring a towel or mat!

Kevin Sherry’s Wild Imagination:  Saturday, July 29 | 11:00 am

Author/Illustrator Kevin Sherry (“The Yeti Files”) shares his creative mix of songs, art, and stories. Best for ages 3+

** Email Rachel Heller, Library Youth Director, Or send a message to the library on Facebook/Instagram. Make sure to provide your child’s name & age.