Fall at the Library

Adult Programs

*Thursday, September 18th 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.

*Thursday, September 25th at 7:00 pm “Household Product Do-It Yourself, Part 2” We will be continuing the Do-it Yourself workshop with products not covered in part 1. You can participate in one or both of these workshops. *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.


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.

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.


You can learn about West Virginia people, places and things by searching the West Virginia Humanities Council's e-WV, the online version of The West Virginia Encyclopedia. e-WV showcases West Virginia’s history, culture, and people. It is thoroughly innovative, enhanced with audio and video, hundreds of illustrations, maps, time lines, and other features. To try it, just click here.

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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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