Kroger Community Rewards

For many years, our wonderful patrons have purchased Kroger Cares cards from the South Charleston Public Library and refilling them. This card made shopping easier and provided donations to our library. We greatly appreciate the patrons who bought and used these cards.

However, Kroger is no longer offering or refilling the Kroger Cares cards. They are now engaging in a program called "Kroger Community Rewards".

Kroger is committed to helping our communities grow and prosper. Year after year, local schools, churches and other nonprofit organizations will earn millions of dollars through Kroger Community Rewards®.
Kroger Community Rewards® makes fund-raising easy...all you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card! There is no separate card now. You simply use your Kroger Plus Card as you would normally and we get community rewards while you are also earning rewards. There's just one little catch. You have to enroll your Kroger Plus card first.

TO USE THE KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM:

If you already have your Kroger Plus card registered online

• Simply encourage your members to register online at Kroger Community Rewards.
• Click on Sign In/Register
• Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number.
• Update or confirm your information.
• Enter NPO number or name of organization, select organization from list and click on confirm. SCPL's NPO is 82722.
• To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organization’s name on the right side of your information page.
• REMEMBER, purchases will not count for your group until after your member(s) register their card(s).
• Do you use your phone number at the register? Call 800-576-4377, select option 4 to get your Kroger Plus card number.
• Members must swipe their registered Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger Plus card when shopping for each purchase to count.

If you have not registered your Kroger Plus card online
• Simply encourage your members to register online at Kroger Community Rewards .
• Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy and register your card with your organization after you sign up.
• Click on Sign In/Register. Click on SIGN UP TODAY in the ‘New Customer?’ box.
• Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your email address and creating a password, agreeing to the terms and conditions.
• You will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email.
• Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step.
• Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number.
• Update or confirm your information.
• Enter NPO number or name of organization, select organization from list and click on confirm. SCPL's NPO is 82722.
• To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organization’s name on the right side of your information page.
• REMEMBER, purchases will not count for your group until after your member(s) register their card(s).
• Do you use your phone number at the register? Call 800-576-4377, select option 4 to get your Kroger Plus card number.
• Members must swipe their registered Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger Plus card when shopping for each purchase to count.

If you want to participate in the Kroger Community Rewards program and need help registering your Kroger Plus card, please let us know and we will try to help you register. We appreciate your help in donating funds to the library while you shop.

Fall at the Library

Adult Programs

We started the Do-it-yourself theme in September with DIY household goods and we will continue with October with jewelry, goodies, murder, and more.

*Saturday, October 11th at 1:00pm Wooden Earrings Ellie Marshall will be returning to the Library to show you how to work with wood and other media to make earrings. These make perfect gifts for yourself or others. *Registration required.

* Thursday, October 16th at 6:00pm “No Bake Goodies”. Sometimes you feel like just making one serving of a desert or other yummy goody. Other times you really just don’t want to fire up the oven or clean up the mess. Join us for a class in making microwavable deserts and other goodies. *Registration required.

*Tuesday, October 21st at 7:00pm. There’s been another murder at the Library. Join us for our semi-annual MURDER MYSTERY at the Library. It happened one night at the luau but we don’t know who did it. Join us as a participant or simply a guest for some fun, food, murder, and a little mystery. See if you can figure out whodunit! *Registration required.

*Thursday October 23rd at 6:00 pm. Foundation Revitalization Meeting. The South Charleston Public Library is inviting members of the community to bring their good ideas regarding the Foundation’s future. You do not have to be a resident of South Charleston to be on the Foundation.

*Monday, October 27th at 6:30 pm Debbie Rutherford is returning to the Library to do Tarot Readings. She will be doing simple spreads in order to provide you clarification on an issue or life in general. *Registration Required.

Download Magazines Now!

The South Charleston Public Library is pleased to bring Zinio downloadable magazines to our patrons. This allows our patrons to access a wide variety of magazines that we would not normally be able to provide in print. Patrons can download these magazines to their computer, phone, e-reader, or other mobile device. Patrons have unlimited multi-user access to complete digital magazines, which can easily be viewed on most Internet-enabled devices inside or outside of the library. Zinio’s unique technology digitally recreates a magazine page for page, including full color pictures, intuitive navigation, key word article search and interactive elements such as audio and video.

Zinio

In addition to Zinio access, we are providing access to OneClick Digital. OneClick offers downloadable ebooks and e-audiobooks that are sometimes not available through WVDeli. We are pleased to offer an expanded collection of digital materials to our patrons.
OneClick

Learning to Drive?

The South Charleston Public Library is proud to announce that they have partnered with Driving-Tests.org to offer FREE WV DMV Permit Practice Tests. This is a new service we are happy to offer to our patrons who need to study for a driving test and want to take practice tests. This new site offers the Driver's Handbook, information on CDL licensing, and practice tests for cars and motorcycles. It has FAQ for anyone seeking information. Both the car and motorcycle guides are current to the West Virginia DMV standards.

Cafe For Kids

Do you love the WVDeli but wish it was slightly more kid-friendly? Do you wish you could just go to the kid's books and skip all the adult or teen titles? We are introducing Cafe for Kids. This is a part of the WVDeli specifically for children's literature. Just visit Cafe for Kids or follow the link on the menu.

After that, its similar to how the full-service WVDeli works. Have your library card number and PIN handy to access your account and start downloading. Don't have a PIN? Stop by the library to have one attached to your account. (For security purposes, we only attach PINs in person.) Need help downloading? Bring your reader or player to the library and we will help.

Freegal-Downloadable Music

The South Charleston Public Library is now offering Freegal Music. Freegal is a downloadable music service offered by the Library. All you need is your library card number and pin to set up an account today.

Freegal features music from Sony labels, independent and children’s labels among many others for a total of over 7 million songs from about 30,000 labels. Freegal features popular artists such as deadmau5, Pitbull, Pink, Kenney Chesney and more. They feature classic artists such as Ray Charles, and Johnny Cash among others. Jazz, indie rock, soul, children’s music, world music, and classical music are also available.

You will be able to download 3 songs a week but these songs are yours to do with as you wish. You can download them to any device as many times as you like. Wish lists can be created so you can keep tabs of what you would like to download in the following weeks.

Freegal even has mobile apps for your Apple or Android device to make downloading easier. However, there is no need to install anything on your computer as music downloads directly to your computer.

Start downloading today at Freegal Music.

For questions, please check out the FAQ below.

Help a Veteran

In conjunction with the Veteran's Home in Barboursville, the South Charleston Library is once again collecting items for the holiday season.

The library is collecting the following items:
Full sized soaps
Shampoos
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Denture cleaner
Shaving materials
New Socks, underwear, and undershirts
New Pajamas and robes
New outerwear-shirts, slacks, sweaters
Gloves, hats, scarves
Playing cards
Games
Hard candy
Jigsaw puzzles
Homemade goodies
Other items that would make good gifts

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Access Digital Materials

Access eBooks, audiobooks, music and more NOW. Just click HERE to get started. Have your library card number and PIN handy to access your account and start downloading. Don't have a PIN? Stop by the library to have one attached to your account. (For security purposes, we only attach PINs in person.) Need help downloading? Bring your reader or player to the library and we will help.

Sign-up for WV Reads 150+

WV Reads 150+

Join South Charleston Public Library, the West Virginia Library Commission (WVLC), the West Virginia Center for the Book, and other libraries across the state in West Virginia Reads 150+, a fun reading challenge.

The year-long reading initiative encourages West Virginians to read 150+ books in any format (printed book, e-book, downloadable text, etc.) from any source, during the course of 2014. Books can be on any topic, fiction or non-fiction; they must be read between January 1 and December 31, 2014.

People can read 150+ books individually, or create teams to read 150+ books collectively. Libraries across West Virginia are encouraged to form teams to compete. Teams are unlimited in numbers. Teams must choose a name and select a leader to keep track of the books read by team members.

All ages and groups can participate – friends, co-workers, families, book discussion groups, classmates, community service groups, scout troops, church groups. If children are too young to read on their own, kids can have their parents read to them. Families can use their Summer Reading Program reading toward their West Virginia Reads 150+ tally.

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