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

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. 

All Age Programs
Summer Reading Kickoff: Kona Ice

Age Group: All Ages (Children, Teen, and Adult)

When: Tuesday, June 4: Beginning at 5:30 PM

About: Kick off Summer Reading with Kona Ice of Greenwood at the Ware Shoals Branch. Stop by to get one free snowcone per person before they're gone!


Family Movie Adventure: Disney's Up (PG)

Age Group: Children, Teens, and Adults

When:Tuesday, June 18: 5:00-7:00 PM

About: Longing to wander the wilds of South America, 78-year-old balloon salesman, Carl Fredericksen, ties thousands of balloons to his home and up, up, and away he goes. However, this solitary adventure isn't what he'd envisioned when he finds 8-year-old Russell, a wilderness scout, who stowed away. South America is beautiful, but there are hidden dangers at every turn and Carl and Russell must work together to get out of this adventure!

Local Adventures: Ware Shoals History

Age Group: Children, Teens, and Adults

When: Monday, July 8: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM


Family Movie Adventure: Brave (2012)

Age Group: Children, Teens, and Adults

When: Tuesday, July 16: 5:00-7:00 PM

About: The headstrong Princess Merida makes a wish that changes everything and must summon all her courage and race against time to save her family -- an adventure that makes us all be careful what we wish for.

Children's Programs

StoryTime Adventures

Age Group: Children (Birth - 5th Grade)
When and What: The following dates at 10:00 to 11:00 AM
Friday, June 7: And Then Comes Summer by Tom Brenner
Friday, June 14: The Magic School Bus Taking Flight: A Book About Flight by Gail Herman
Monday, July 1: Hats Off For the Fourth of July! by Harriet Ziefert
Friday, July 12: What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night: A Very Messy Adventure by Tuma Refe
About: Join us for stories, plus some adorable activities, and wonderful crafts.


Grab & Go Crafts

Age Group: Children (Birth - 5th Grade)

When and What: Pick up each week's kit during Library Hours. While supplies last.

Monday, June 3 - Friday, June 7: Paper Plate Camping

Camping is so much fun! Get ready for your camping adventures by making your very own campsite craft that lets you go from sunny days to starry nights with just a turn.

Monday, June 10 - Friday, June 14: Airplane Coloring Sheets

High, high, high in the sky, it's a plane! There are big planes and small planes. They come in so many colors and kinds. Color your airplane and let your imagination fly!

Monday, June 17 - Friday, June 21: Fish

Just keep swimming, just keep swimming --  until you get to the Library. Create and decorate your fishy friend.

Monday, June 24 - Friday, June 28: Turtle

How creative can you be? Come out of your shell and let's find out.

Monday, July 1 - Friday, July 5: Patriotic Hat

You'll be Fourth-of-July ready when you create this patriotic fashion statement!

Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 12: T-Rex

A T-Rex may have short arms, but they're big on personality! Make your own T-Rex and let their story come alive (even if they are extinct).

Monday, July 15 - Friday, July 19: Sunshine

With this craft, you'll always have sunshine on a cloudy day!

Upstate Children's Museum - "Wind Tunnel Engineering"

Age Group: Children (Grades 1st-5th)

When: Wednesday, June 12: 11:00AM -12:00PM


Participants will work on their problem solving skills to design an object created from recycled materials that will hover in a windtunnel. - Description from TCMU

There will also be a showing at the Greenwood Library.

Adventures in Fishing: A Two Day Program

Age Group: Children (Birth-5th Grade)

When and What: Come join us for some fishing crafts and games over the next two days. While supplies last.

 Wednesday, June 19: 10:30AM - 12:00PM: 

DIY Fishing Rod: We want to mosey down to the fishing hole, but we don't have fishing rods, oh no! Don't fret, we can make our own.

Thursday, June 20: 11:00AM - 12:00PM: Grab a pole and let's go! Hidden in the schools of fish are special catches that'll reel in prizes. What are you waiting for? Let's cast a line!


Ed's Dinosaurs Live

Age Group: Children (Birth-5th Grade)

When:  Wednesday, July 10: 11:00AM - 12:00PM


Ed's Dinosaurs Live has a mission: To bring the dinosaurs that we love so much to everyone! Step back in time to when the dinosaurs ruled the world as the Library gets a visit from some special prehistoric guests.

There will also be a showing at the Greenwood Library.

I Dig Dinosaurs

Age Group: Children (Birth-5th Grade)

When: Thursday, July 11: 10:00AM -11:00AM

About: Haven't you heard? They found dinosaur bones near the Library! We will carefully unearth these ancient fossils in search of the mysterious Wareshoalius Rex!

Tween Programs

Tween Craft - Making It Fly!

Age Group: Tween (4th-8th Grade)

When: Thursday, June 13: 10:00AM to 11:30AM

About: Create Paper Airplanes, Helicopters, and Gliders

Teen Programs


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

When and What: Show us your trivia skills!

Tuesday, July 2: 5:30 - 7:00PM: Revolutionary War Adventures

Come one, come all, as we try our Revolutionary War knowledge. Time to spill the (Boston) tea (party) and see who emerges as victor.

Monday, July 15: 2:00 - 3:30PM: The Great Outdoors

Do you know why it's called a teddy bear? Is it poison ivy or something else? Come out and show off your knowledge of the great outdoors and the adventures we have.

Beyond Bored Games

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

When and What: Join us for games galore!

Thursday, June 6: 2:00 - 3:30PM: Murder Mystery

Open the Underwood Cellars Case File. It's been 20 years since famed Napa winemaker Cary Underwood was last seen. After a recent earthquake, Underwood's murder was uncovered. The adventure and investigation is now underway. Work together to solve this murder mystery.


Thursday, June 27: 2:00 - 3:30PM: UNO

We've got the decks, do you have the skill? UNO is no ordinary card game. Whether you're a beginner or seasoned champ, we've got you covered. 

Adult Programs

Crafting Chapters

Age Group: Adults

When: Tuesday, June 4: 6:00PM - 7:00PM

About: Join other crafters to work on your projects and discuss the current books you are reading.


Crafting Chapters Book Discussion

The Wedding Veil by Kristy Woodson Harvey

Age Group: Adults

When: Tuesday, June 25: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

About: Take a break from the summer heat and join us as we discuss Kristy Woodson Harvey's novel, The Wedding Veil, which follows four different women spanning multiple generations, connected by a bewitching wedding veil and a link to the famous Vanderbilt family.

Registration Required: Register at the Ware Shoals Branch starting Friday, May 24


Ink Craft: Adult Writing Group

Age Group: Adults

When: Tuesday, July 9: 5:30 - 7:00 PM

About: Are you passionate about writing? Looking for a creative space to share ideas, edit, and craft stories alongside fellow enthusiasts? Look no further! Welcome to Ink Craft, a local writing group for seasoned writers or those just starting out.


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