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
Monday  
9 AM - 5:30 PM
(CLOSED 12:30 - 1:30 PM)
Tuesday  
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

Melissa Crenshaw
Branch Manager

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. 


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The Ware Shoals Doll Show Competition and Exhibition

Tuesday, September 20: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Ware Shoals Branch Library

An Annual Ware Shoals Tradition Has Returned! The Ware Shoals Community Library and History and Tourism Committee are proud to present The Ware Shoals Doll Show Competition and Exhibition.

Do you have a doll that has been passed down from generation to generation? Do you have a doll that is your best friend and take every where you go? No matter if it is a baby doll, barbie doll, handmade doll, or even Iron Man.... We Want To See It!

Trophies to be awarded in the Youth Category: Overall, Prettiest, Best Friends, Best Foreign Doll, Oldest, Cutest, Unusual, Best Dressed, Traditional, Most Realistic.

Trophies to be awarded in the Adult Category: Overall, Prettiest, Traditional

You may register at Ware Shoals Community Library or online by clicking the link below:

2022 Ware Shoals Doll Show Competition and Exhibition Online Entry form

Deadline to register and have dolls on display is Noon on September 19th. 

Dolls will remain on display September 19-23.

Hocus Pocus Spooktacular

Thursday, September 29: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Ware Shoals Branch Library

Are you a fan of all things Hocus Pocus? So are we! Join us for a special viewing of Hocus Pocus before the release of Hocus Pocus 2. Refreshments will be served and Prizes will be won.

 

Children's Make and Take

Thursday, September 1 - Friday, September 30
Ware Shoals Branch Library

Pick up a different Take & Make Craft each month. Bring it back completed and receive a special prize from the treasure box, along with your chance to have your photo taken and posted to our library Facebook page. Build a horse.

Storytime Adventures

Wednsday, September 7: 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Ware Shoals Branch Library

Our Storytimes are designed to jump-start early literacy skills as well explore new adventures. Come have fun as we explore new books, learn new songs, and take home a awesome craft.

Racing Stripes Storytime

Monday, September 26: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ware Shoals Branch Library

Rev up your engines for a afternoon of stories, crafts and racing.  Bring your favorite hot wheels to race at the end of the event for a chance to step into the winners circle.

Lady Mel's Dolly and Me Tea Time Storytime

Wednsday, September 28: 4:00 PM - 5:00 AM
Ware Shoals Branch Library

You and your favorite doll are invited to an afternoon “Tea” at the Ware Shoals Community Library. Enjoy tea, refreshments, story time and other fun activities as we enjoy a Afternoon Tea social.

This lovely afternoon is intended for dolls, teddy bears or action figures and their owners, ages 4-12.

 

Teen/Tween Diamond Art Crafternoon

Monday, September 14: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ware Shoals Branch Library

Enjoy the afternoon creating a diamond art project. Registration Requried.

 

Talking Leaves Book Club

Thursday, September 1: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Ware Shoals Branch Library

Meet and Greet- Have you ever wanted to join a book group, but wasn't sure how? Come join us at our annual Meet & Greet on Thursday, September 1 at 1:00 as we discuss books we read over the summer, upcoming novels we will be discussing and other library programs being offered this fall.

Knit and Pearl Book Club

Tuesday, September 6: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Ware Shoals Branch Library

Meet and Greet- Have you ever wanted to join a book group where you could work on your favorite hobby and meet new people? Come join us at our annual Meet & Greet on Thursday, September 6 at 6:00 as we discuss books we read over the summer, upcoming novels we will be discussing and other library programs being offered this fall.

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Candy Jar Game

Monday, October 3 - Monday, October 31
Ware Shoals Branch Library

Guess how many many in the Candy Jar? Stop for the library during this frightful season to place guess for how many pieces of candy in the candy jar. BEWARE some of the candy is not visible. Winner will be announced Noon, October 31st.

Read For The Record

Thursday, October 27
Ware Shoals Branch Library

Book- Nigel and the Moon written by Antwan Eady and illustrated by Gracey Zhang

Children's Make and Take

Monday, October 3 - Monday, October 31
Ware Shoals Branch Library

Pick up a different Take & Make Craft each month. Bring it back completed and receive a special prize from the treasure box, along with your chance to have your photo taken and posted to our library Facebook page. Build Your Own Monster.

Storytime Adventures

Wednesday, October 5: 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Ware Shoals Branch Library

Our Storytimes are designed to jump-start early literacy skills as well explore new adventures. Come have fun as we explore new books, learn new songs, and take home a awesome craft.

Racing Stripes Storytime

Monday, October 24: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ware Shoals Branch Library

Rev up your engines for a afternoon of stories, crafts and racing. Bring your favorite hot wheels to race at the end of the event for a chance to step into the winners circle.

Lady Mel's Dolly and Me Tea Time Storytime

Wednsday, October 26: 4:00 PM - 5:00 AM
Ware Shoals Branch Library

You and your favorite doll are invited to an afternoon “Tea” at the Ware Shoals Community Library. Enjoy tea, refreshments, story time and other fun activities as we enjoy a Afternoon Tea social.

This lovely afternoon is intended for dolls, teddy bears or action figures and their owners, ages 4-12.

 

Teen/Tween Diamond Art Crafternoon

Wednesday, October 5: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Ware Shoals Branch Library

Enjoy the afternoon creating a diamond art project. Registration Required.

Teen/Tween Christmas Diamond Art Workshop

Tuesday, October 25 - Tuesday, November 15
Ware Shoals Branch Library

Come enjoy creating beautiful diamond art portraits for you display this holiday season and for seasons to come. Registration is Required.

 

Knit and Pearl Book Club

Tuesday, October 4: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Ware Shoals Branch Library

Book: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Talking Leaves Book Club

Thursday, October 6: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Ware Shoals Branch Library

Book: It All Comes Back To You by Beth Duke

Christmas Diamond Art Workshop

Tuesday, October 25 - Tuesday, November 15
Ware Shoals Branch Library

Come enjoy creating beautiful diamond art portraits for you display this holiday season and for seasons to come. Registration is Required.

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Gingerbread House Exhibition

Tuesday, November 29: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Ware Shoals Branch Library

Calling all Gingerbread House Creators! Do you enjoy creating Gingerbread Houses with your family?  Is this a tradition you share each year? Perhaps you have been wanting to put your creativity to work and put one together but have never found time. This is your year.  We invite you to put your masterpiece on display. Deadline to register is Noon. You may register at Ware Shoals Community Library or online at www.greenwoodcountylibrary.

Exhibit must be on display by 4:00 PM.

All work will be on display

November 29-December 2.

 

Children's Make and Take

Tuesday, November 1 - Wednesday, November 31
Ware Shoals Branch Library

Pick up a different Take & Make Craft each month. Bring it back completed and receive a special prize from the treasure box, along with your chance to have your photo taken and posted to our library Facebook page. Build a scarecrow.

Storytime Adventures

Wednesday, November 2: 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Ware Shoals Branch Library

Our Storytimes are designed to jump-start early literacy skills as well explore new adventures.Come have fun as we explore new books, learn new songs, and take home a awesome craft.

Racing Stripes Storytime

Monday, November 14: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ware Shoals Branch Library

Rev up your engines for a afternoon of stories, crafts and racing. Bring your favorite hot wheels to race at the end of the event for a chance to step into the winners circle.

Lady Mel's Dolly and Me Tea Time Storytime

Wednsday, November 16: 4:00 PM - 5:00 AM
Ware Shoals Branch Library

You and your favorite doll are invited to an afternoon “Tea” at the Ware Shoals Community Library. Enjoy tea, refreshments, story time and other fun activities as we enjoy a Afternoon Tea social.
This lovely afternoon is intended for dolls, teddy bears or action figures and their owners, ages 4-12.

 

Knit and Pearl Book Club

Tuesday, November 1: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Ware Shoals Branch Library

Book: Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier

Holiday Recipe Swap

Wednesday, November 2: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Ware Shoals Branch Library

Are you looking for a traditional holiday recipe to bake this season but can't locate it? Is there a cake you promised to have at Christmas dinner and now can't find the recipe? Join us at the Ware Shoals community library for a good old-fashioned recipe swap! Come share your favorites and discover new favorites. bring one copy of your recipe(s) and we can make copies for anyone who wants them. Spend a cozy afternoon hour talking about time-tested recipes and new things to try over hot chocolate and cookies as we prepare for the upcoming holiday season.

Talking Leaves Book Club

Thursday, November 3: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Ware Shoals Branch Library

Book: The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan

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Annual Cookie Swap

Tuesday, December 13: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Ware Shoals Branch Library

Come and celebrate the season.  There will be hot cocoa, cookies, and other goodies to enjoy while watching a favorite Christmas Classic. 

The movie is voted on from September-November and is kept *Top Secret* until the night of the cookie swap.

Bring 3-4 dozen cookies, brownies, or other holiday treats along with a copy of the recipe.  At the end of the program, everyone swaps cookies allowing everyone to go home with a nice assortment for the holidays.

Everyone is welcome to come and join us for this fun holiday event!

 

Children's Make and Take

Thursday, December 1 - Tuesday, December 30
Ware Shoals Branch Library

Pick up a different Take & Make Craft each month. Bring it back completed and receive a special prize from the treasure box, along with your chance to have your photo taken and posted to our library Facebook page. Build a Santa.

Santa's Maker Space

Tuesday, December 6: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ware Shoals Branch Library

Children are invited to stop by and create an ornament for their Christmas tree. They will also have a opportunity to write a letter to Santa to be placed in our mailbox to be delivered to the North Pole.


Photo Release Notice:

Photos or videos may be taken at Library events and activities for Library use in promotion and publicity. Anyone not wanting to have their photo taken should notify Library staff at the time of the event or activity.