Summer Reading is Here!

The Summer Reading Program has started! We're starting an exciting new summer of programs with some great kick-off parties. Stay tuned for additional programs and events!

Special Programs for Adults

Enlightening programs for ages 18 and up.

  • Tuesday, August 12th at 6:00 pm Watercolor Class, part 2 with Joanne Jacobs: You have a brush, now what do you do? For those who have taken Joanne's basic watercolor classes, this class is going to teach you what to do now that you have a brush of your own. *Registration is required as space and supplies are limited.
  • Thursday, August 21st at 6:30 pm Millie Snyder: The South Charleston Public Library is proud to host Millie Snyder, author of the Lean & Luscious cookbook. Millie is coming to the library to share her cookbook, do a signing, and maybe even share some secrets to eating and being healthier.
  • Saturday, August 23rd at 11:00 am Adult Summer Reading Finale: Wings of Wonder Three Rivers Avian Center presents Wings of Wonder-West Virginia Birds of Prey. TRAC will be bringing live birds of prey and will discuss these beautiful creatures. We will be presenting certificates and t-shirts to those who finished the adult summer reading program. We will also be doing the drawings for the sponsorship prizes. Summer Reading Registration is required
  • We'd like to thank our very generous sponsors who have helped fund our programs and prizes.

    For more details, come sign up at the Library or visit our Summer Reading page.

    The South Charleston Public Library is requesting the following items for use in our Summer Reading Program:

    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.

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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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