I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library. ~Jorge Luis Borges

Programs and Events - Shady Spring Branch Library

Here you can find more information on the groups and events happening at the Shady Spring library!



Youth Programs and Events


Lives Change @ Your Library

Help us celebrate National Library Week April 14th - 19th! We will have several programs to show you how "Lives Change @ Your Library". On Tuesday evening, April 15 at 6:30pm, local musician/songwriter Shane Ingram will be here to entertain us. On Wednesday, April 16 we will have a special Downton Abbey Themed Afternoon Tea. You are invited to come dressed in your Sunday finest and asked to bring a dessert of scones, cakes or biscuits and your own tea cup and saucer. Tea will be provided. On Thursday, April 17 at 3pm we will have a special program about local history, genealogy and storytelling. Anyone who would like to share their family histories or tell a story about the area is invited to attend, as well as those who just want to listen.


Friends of the Shady Spring Library

The Friends of the Shady Spring Library is a group that helps to raise funds and promote use and appreciation of the public library. Membership applications are available at the Shady Branch of the library. FOSSL meets the 2nd Monday of every other month. New members are welcome!
In April, everyone is welcome, and plans for expanding the library will be discussed.

Book Sale

The Friends of the Shady Spring Library hold a book sale twice a year in order to raise funds for the library. They accept donations of books throughout the year - books that are in good condition, not torn, old or musty. They also do not accept old textbooks or encyclopedias, due to storage space constraints.

People who want to volunteer to help with the sale should call the library at (304)763-2681. The dates for the next book sale can be found on the Shady Library's calendar.

Book Discussion Group

A book discussion group meets the fourth Thursday* of every month at 1 p.m. at the Shady Spring branch throughout the year. Click here for a list of this year's titles. *Dates may change due to Holiday or Library schedules.

The Lazy Herbalists

The Lazy Herbalists meet at the Shady Spring Library on the 3rd Monday of the month at 3pm. This group primarily studies edible and medicinal plants and herbs that grow in the local vicinity. Meetings include presentation and films. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Knitting Group

Knitting Group meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 6:00 pm. Learn to knit at the library or join if you are an advanced knitter to share your talent with others. Beginners bring a set of 8 knitting needles and 3 oz. number 4 yarn. Bring your latest project and join the fun! *Dates may change due to Holiday or Library schedules, check the Shady Library's calendar for specific dates.

Shady Spring District Garden Club

The Shady Spring District Garden Club is a member of the National Garden Clubs Inc. Their mission is to "provide education, resources, and national networking opportunities for its members to promote the love of gardening, floral design, and civic and environmental responsibility. The SSDGC meets the 2nd Monday of every month at 1pm from March to December for educational programs and to spend time together, and have gardening projects throughout the month prior. If you are interested in joining the garden club, contact the Shady Spring library. New members are welcome!

Shady Spring Library Quilters

The Shady Spring Library Quilters meet the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month* from 10am - 1pm to work on quilting projects, learn techniques, discuss, and get ideas. Quilters of every level of expertise are welcome, from experts to people just beginning to learn. Occasionally the group will work together to make charity quilts. *Dates may vary based on Holiday or Library schedules, and the times for each meeting will be announced monthly

Fibromyalgia Support Group

The Fibromyalgia Support Group meets on the 3rd Tuesday at 5:30pm and is led by staff member, Danielle Vest who suffers from fibromyalgia. Individuals who have been diagnosed or those who just suspect that they suffer from fibromyalgia are invited to attend. You may bring your children as well.

Shady Spring Coupon Clippers Club

Do you like to coupon? Would you like to be part of a core group of folks doing the same thing? Would you like to share coupons and trade with others? This club is for you! We hope to develop a coupon library for folks to share coupons throughout the month.

Seed Saving and Seed Sharing

Do you believe in growing your own plants and saving seeds for your garden? Are you worried about GMO seeds and the new laws surrounding them? Have you propagated a family heirloom plant and would like to share seeds from this with others? Do you just want more information on starting your own plants from seeds that you purchase or get from others to transplant into your garden? Join us beginning the last Monday in March for Seed Saving and Sharing at 2pm.

Youth Events

Star Reader Program

Students in grades 5 - 8 are invited to join our Star Reader Program starting on April 14th at 3:45. Each reader will be granted a passport that will allow the holder to enter into each of our genre domains. Each reader who reads 8 of the 12 different genres will earn a prize. Read all 12 and earn a $10 Amazon gift card. Join us and show us how you shine!

Tuesday's Tales

Tuesday's Tales is currently not in session!
Tuesday's Tales is an after-school program of stories, crafts, and snacks for Kindergarten - 2nd grade. It will start October 22nd and continue each Tuesday, from 3:45pm - 4:45pm. To register stop by the Shady Spring Library or call (304) 763-2681.

Pre-School Spring and Fall Story Hour

Story Hour is a weekly reading program for 3-4 year olds that takes place Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for 8 weeks in the Fall and 8 weeks in the Spring. Children will be read stories, have snacks, and make crafts. Specific dates will be made available on the Shady Library's calendar. Pre-registration is required, so stop in and sign up!

Little Ones Story Time

Bring your baby to a story time just for little ones ages birth - 3. On Thursdays at 10am, Debbie Graff will engage your child with 45 minutes of stories, silly songs, and playtime. We can't wait for you to join us.

Summer Reading Program

The Summer Reading Program is currently not in session - check back for details in the Spring! The Summer Reading Program is a weekly reading program throughout the summer for children ages 3 through 12. The program for ages 3 - 5 takes place Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Children ages 6 - 12 can either attend a session on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. Reading groups will meet at the front of the library and rotate to different craft stations. Specific dates can be found on the Shady Library's calendar. If you would like more information, please call at 304-763-2681.