December in the Library

We’re getting ready for the holiday season and are excited about the New Year. We’ve got a few classes or events coming in December but only a few. We know everyone’s busy getting ready for the cold and holidays.

K-9 Dog Heroes

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Did you know dogs can be part of the law enforcement team? Dogs can have jobs that are just as important as their owners. Join us, Thursday, December 18th at 6:30 pm to learn more about law enforcement and especially the K-9 unit. You might just be surprised at what a dog can do. This is sure to be a crowd pleaser for all ages!

Gift Exchange

Thursday, December 11th at 6:00 pm We all have gifts that we don’t really want. Some that we would love to regift but we just don’t have anyone to give it to. We don’t want to just throw them out. Well, here is your chance to regift without the guilt. The Library is hosting a Gift Exchange. Come to the library and drop off your new “gifts” at the designated table. Browse what others have brought and you may just find a perfect present for yourself or a loved one. *All presents left at the end of the day are donated to the library.

Holiday Gift Bags

Tuesday, December 16th at 6:30 pm Returning to the library for another arts & crafts class, Ellie Marshall will be making Holiday Gift Bags. Come learn how to make the perfect bag for the gifts you are giving this year. *Registration is required.

New Year's Eve Open House

Tuesday, December 30th, The Library is hosting a New Year’s Eve Open House. We will have refreshments, activities for kids, and a re-gift section. Similar to our gift exchange, you can “regift” the presents you just can’t return and maybe get something special just for you.

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
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
Hard candy
Jigsaw puzzles
Homemade goodies
Other items that would make good gifts

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.


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 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.

Learning to Drive?

The South Charleston Public Library is proud to announce that they have partnered with 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.

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.


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.

Try online test preparation courses and practice tests including ACT, SAT, GRE, ASVAB, Civil Service and many other tests...

Looking for magazine or newspaper articles?
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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.

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