Ware Shoals Community Library Programs

Ware Shoals Community Library

54 South Greenwood Ave.
Ware Shoals, SC 29692 
(864) 456-2813      
FAX (864) 321-4231
Library Hours
9 AM - 5:30 PM
(CLOSED 12:30 - 1:30 PM)
9 AM - 7:30 PM
(CLOSED 1:30 - 2:30 PM)
Wednesday - Friday  
9 AM - 5:30 PM
(CLOSED 12:30 - 1:30 PM)
Saturday - Sunday   CLOSED

Contact Us

Ware Shoals Library was first established in 1913.  The branch was housed in several locations including Katherine Hall, the First Methodist Church and the house that is now the Senior Center.  In 1999, the new library was built.  The Ware Shoals Community Library is very unique, not only are we a public library, but also a high school library with two circulation systems.

The Ware Shoals Community Library has computers, photocopier/printers and Wi-Fi. The Library offers programs for children, teens, and adults. Program descriptions can be found below. 

The Ware Shoals Library will be open from 9 AM - 5:30 PM (closed from 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM for lunch) on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays until March 3. Regular hours are planned to resume Monday, March 4.

Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

All Age Programs

Spring Art Gala

Age Group: Children, Teens, and Adults

Registration: Begins Febrary 2024 - Exact Date to be TBA

When:Tuesday, April 2: 6:00-7:30 PM

Our annual Art Gala will showcase the work of local artists from the Ware Shoals and surrounding area, and will feature an extensive range of unique pieces. Throughout the exhibition and reception, guests will be able to speak with the artist about their work and experiences.

Rules and Registration: Coming Soon

Hands-Only CPR Class

Age Group: Children, Teens, and Adults

When: Friday, March 8: 3:30-5:00 PM

About: A trainer from the Red Cross will be coming to the Ware Shoals Community Library to offer a Hands-Only CPR Class. While this class does not offer certification, it is a life saving tool that can allow you as a bystander to help a person survive a cardiac emergency.

No registration required.

Children's Programs

Storytime Adventures

Age Group: Children
When and What: The following Wednesdays at 10:00-10:30 AM
Wednesday, January 17: The Stars Will Still Shine by Cynthia Rylant
Monday, February 5: Love Is For Roaring by Mike Kerr
Friday, March 15: Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring by Kenard Pak
Friday, April 12: Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reverso Poems by Marilyn Singer
Friday, May 10: Lizzy and the Cloud by Terry Fan
About: Join us for stories about how to be kind in different types of ways, plus some adorable activities, and wonderful crafts.

Grab & Go Crafts

Age Group: Children

When and What: Pick up each month's kit during library hours. While supplies last. 

February: Love Bug

Why wait on the Love Bug when you can bring the Love Bug to you? Come and sit a while as you use your imagination to bring your Love Bug friend to life! 

March: Unicorn

Come twirl a bit of magic by dropping in and getting your very own unicorn. Make it as colorful as you want to. Give your unicorn an enchanting name, bring it by to show us, and we will see what magic we have in the treasure box for you

April: Rainclouds

Spring is in the air! Before we have beautiful flowers, we need a bit of rain. Can you make your own raincloud so our May flowers can bloom? 

May: Flowers

May is bringing flowers! Pick a flower or two (or three) from our garden. It's all yours! Come and show us your bouquet and see what the treasure box has in store for you!  


Craft: "Sweet" Hearts

Age Group: Children

When: Wednesday, February 14: 9:00AM - 5:30PM (Drop In Program)

About: This Valentine's Day is sure to be a sweet treat! Join us as we create unique valentines for loved ones with our own twist. Decorate your valentine and when you are finished, add the perfect piece of candy to the card. Now you're ready to share with a "sweet" heart.

Teen Programs

Teen Crafts

Age Group: Teens (6th -12th Grade)

When and What:

January Journals
Monday, January 8: 3:30 - 4:30PM 

New years are all about new beginnings and goals. Whether you want to jot down a quick doodle, express yourself, or let the pages guide you, a journal is a great way to start 2024 off right. What better way than to customize your own? Come join us as we create our own DIY journals.

Book Spine Poetry
Monday, April 15: 3:30 - 4:30PM 

You could be a poet and not even know it. Join us as we derive inspiration from book spines and titles to use as poetry prompts or inspiration!


Page Pursuit

Age Group: Teens (6th -12th Grade)

When: Monday, February 26: 3:30-4:30PM

About: Your quest is to find seven books that spell L-I-B-R-A-R-Y. There will be a question that corresponds with each of the seven letters. The first person to unlock the clues and find the "library" will win bragging rights and a mystery prize.

Bored Games

Age Group: Teens (6th -12th Grade)

When: Monday, March 25: 3:30-4:30PM

About: Got a case of the Mondays? Let's play a Bored Game to liven up the afternoon! From Scrabble, checkers, Jenga, chess, puzzles, and more, come join us for a little competition and plenty of fun.

Adult Programs

What Are We Doing Wednesdays

Age Group: Adults

When: The following Wednesdays at 2:00 - 3:00 PM (First Wednesday of the month except April)

Wednesday, January 3

Wednesday, February 7

Wednesday, March 6

Wednesday, May 1

About: Let's shake things up to make it through the middle of the week! Come join us as we decide what are we doing for Wednesdays. Crossword puzzles, word searches, sudoku, coloring sheets, and more are ready and waiting for you to come out and decide what are we doing? 

What Is January Jeopardy?

Age Group: Adults

When: Tuesday, January 23: 3:30 - 5 PM

About: Inspired by a classic and beloved American game show, players choose their category and point amount and must phrase their answer in the form of a question. If you make it to Final January Jeopardy, you have a chance of winning one of three Walmart gift cards!

Registration Required: Begins Tuesday, January 9th 

Call Ware Shoals Community Library at 864-344-7770 during Monday-Wednesday or register online below after registration opens.

Register Here

Frugal Feasts: Cooking With Grace

Age Group: Adults

When: Tuesday, February 20: 10:00-11:30 AM

About: Budgets big and small can benefit from joining us as we learn how to make inexpensive and delicious meals on a budget.

Crafting with Cindy

Age Group: Adults

When: Tuesday, March 12: 3:30-5:00 PM

About: Join us as local Ware Shoals artist Cindy Chesney shows us how to create beautiful and unique earrings! Supplies provided.

Pages & Pals

Age Group: Adults

When:Tuesday, March 19: 6:00-7:00 PM

About: Whether you bring the latest book you're reading or an old favorite, come sit and stay awhile as we talk all things prose and meet up with friends, new and old!

Can You Haiku?

Age Group: Adults

When: Tuesday, April 23: 6:00-7:00 PM

About: We challenge you! Haiku is a Japanese poetic form, consisting of three lines. The first and third line may only be 5 syllables and the second line has 7 syllables. How creative can you be? Let's find out!


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