Closed on the 4th of July

The library will be closed on Monday, July 4th, in observance of Independence Day. Have a safe and happy holiday!

Join our Summer Reading Challenge!

Summer Reading is now registering. CLICK HERE to get started.


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Children's Summer Reading Challenge: Oceans of Possibilities

Dive into fun underwater adventures as our ocean-themed summer reading program, Oceans of Possibilities kicks off!  We welcome all SHPL families, ages 2 to entering grade 6, to participate by reading any 8 books.  Everyone will earn prizes and those who complete the club will receive a cer...

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Join us for Vol. 2 of the SHPL Sketchbook Initiative!

Volume 1 of our Sketchbook Initiative is ending June 30, and a new one will begin on July 1. Each quarter we begin a new volume with different suggested themes. Ideas for Vol. 2 are: Summer Nights / Red, White, and Blue / Map It Out / Catalog of… / Outside Only / Bright & Bold / Take Your Time /...

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Kick Off the Summer With Some Graphic Novel Fun!

It’s been almost a year since the last Children’s Book Blog post about graphic novels, and I think it’s about time for a revisit!  The graphic novel format is as popular as ever, with great options for younger readers through middle school and beyond!  There are a variety of focuses as wel...

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