June at HCPL

June kicks off our Summer Reading Program! The theme this year is Ocean of Possibilities. Stop by starting June 6th to get registered for our brand-new tracking program Zoobean, a mobile and web based application designed to facilitate reading challenges. You can even participate in challenges against other readers and the librarians here at HCPL! If online isn’t your style, we’ll have Badge Books for you to track your reading. They are a reading challenge, sticker book, calendar, and app companion. You’ll also register for our kick off pool party at the Romney Pool!

Every Saturday during the Summer Reading Program we will be doing fun games and crafts at HCPL. We will even have a few guest speakers to talk to us about our waterways in June and July.

Our June schedule is as follows:

June 11th – Pool party from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

June 18th – Treasure Chest and Oyster Shell craft

June 23rd – DNR presentation and Seashell painting  craft


Arthritis Foundation Walk with Ease from WVU Hampshire County Extension Office

The Arthritis Foundation’s program that is proven to reduce the pain of arthritis and improve your overall health. No matter if you need relief from arthritis pain or just want to be active, the Arthritis Foundation’s six week Walk With Ease program can teach you how to safely make physical activity part of your everyday life. The program includes a guidebook and a walking schedule to get you safely moving toward better health. 

The walk will start at Hampshire County Public Library on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. The 6-week course begins June 15th and continues to July 20th. Please register your spot at the circulation desk.

Walk With Ease is proven to: 

  • Reduce the pain and discomfort of arthritis 

  • Increase balance, strength and walking pace 

  • Build confidence in your ability to be physically active 

  • Improve overall health 


Our youth STEM experiment and craft is all about sharks this June 11th from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. We will learn some fun facts to go along with SRP’s Ocean of Possibilities theme, and you can take home your very own shark tooth necklace. Just register at the circulation desk by June 10th as supplies are limited.