Unplug and enjoy an evening with humans
You do not need to use an app to take advantage of the Charles Town Library’s newest program. You just need to walk in the front doors. During the month of June, Unplugged […]
Sign up and start reading!
The Charles Town Library Summer Reading Program has officially begun! Go to ctlibrary.beanstack.org to sign up and get started racking up those minutes and qualify for prizes throughout the summer. Visit the […]
First steps to beating the sweets on your own
The Charles Town Library has been partnering with WVU Medicine to bring more awareness and solutions to those in our community who suffer from the effects of Type 2 Diabetes. The Center […]
A book of memories, of life and death
When Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in 1968, Brian Ellis was a 10-year-old boy living in Niagara Falls, New York. To capture the time and help understand what was going […]
A longtime resident shares his stories
Born in the 1930s, George Rutherford has lived in two towns, Charles Town and Dog Town, but both occupy the same geographical location. A number of neighborhoods which were populated primarily by […]
Reading challenges – so good for you!
Audry Fryer, a writer in Pennsylvania, is very clear about one thing, well, actually 22 things. And all of them focus on the idea that reading challenges are important in many ways. […]
Keeping a dream alive through knowledge
The Charles Town Library’s building is closed to the public on Monday, Jan. 16, the day the government has designated as Martin Luther King Jr. Day. There is however, an enormous number […]
Looking for something? Search us
Three days into 2023 and we are hoping to bring more of our Jefferson County friends to the library, both in person and online. Since the early 1900s, the library has changed […]
Dorian’s first visit to the library
On his 15th day on the planet, Dorian made the first of what hopefully will be many visits to the Charles Town Library. His parents, Caitlin and Kevin, of Ranson, visited us […]
Be a part of our 2023
It seems that during the last couple of years, New Years Day has become even more than a time for reflection, but a time to look forward, to better times. We hope […]
Holiday shopping that spreads cheer to many
Items now available from the Charles Town Library to supplement your holiday shopping. Large Jefferson County mug displaying historic and geographic features: a $15 donation. Charles Town Library “fREADom” canvas book bag, […]
A small card that is a key, a ticket, and so much more
September is Library Card Month, celebrate at 200 E. Washington Street A library card is a small rectangle of plastic like an airplane ticket is a slip of paper or a key […]
A place to meet, sing, have fun and grow a community
If having a case of the “Mondays” means sitting with friends, reading fun books, singing, laughing and staying cool, then, yes, we at the Charles Town Library had a great, big case […]
Looking for some new picture books for your little readers?
100 Great Picks! Here they all are
Every day, our staff suggests a book, audiobook, e-book, film or piece of music that has caught their collective eye. In the Charles Town Library, we have been assembling new items and […]
It’s all about the pets for Miss Julie’s Story Time
Do you have somewhere better to be at 4:00 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 18, than sitting in the warmth with Miss Julie? Story Time about pets. You can’t top that, right? Miss […]
Are we that different than big city readers?
Recently, the New York Public Library released its list of books most frequently checked out by its patrons during 2020. They compiled the information into different categories, e.g. Young Adult, Childrens, International, […]
A reading program for adults! With prizes!!
We have a new program for adults who love to read – a chance to expand your horizons, try something new, or stick with beloved favorites. Beginning August 21, all adult Charles […]
Why we are here
With workers restoring the front of our building and the community restoring its daily routines, the Charles Town Library also took a step toward normalcy simply by opening its front doors. Some […]
hoopla added for digital access to more than 700,000 ebooks, audiobooks and movies
Need a book to read or listen to? Right now? Want to watch a movie? Right now? Well, you can. The Charles Town Library is now offering hoopla, an online service that […]
Online resources for all the free time we now have
THIS LIST WILL BE UPDATED PERIODICALLY These are challenging times, both professionally and personally, for every family around the world. Historically, quarantine and isolation meant total exclusion from the activities of our […]
A Blessing for the children of Dogtown
The Charles Town Library has existed for nearly 100 years. Like the people it has served for generations, its history has highs and lows, positive and negative events. We are documenting this history and recording, when we can, the voices of those who experienced it firsthand.
Shiloh and a Soggy Tale
Pudgy Paul and the Rainy Day By Megan France Four Paws (even though there are no dogs in the story) Let me tell you something – humans are funny critters. Take Pudgy […]
Shiloh and a bear named Bruce
Bruce’s Big StormBy Ryan T. Higgins Shiloh’s Rating: Grrr, I guess Four Paws Bow wowser, I can’t tell you how hard it was to give this book Four Paws, and that’s not […]
Shiloh Goes to School
If I Built a School By Chris Van Dusen Shiloh’s Rating: Four paws and a tail wag! Before I tell you what I think of this book, let me just say that […]