Library users can easily find books and magazines in the Spanish language through any of the Eastern Shore Public Libraries. The regional library in Accomac now has its Spanish language books in one location, both fiction and nonfiction titles. These books can also be delivered to any of the other libraries in Cape Charles, Chincoteague, and Nassawadox via ESPL’s courier service. Freading, one of the library’s online downloadable e-book sources, has 162 Spanish language books available. Zinio, the online magazine source, has eight Spanish magazines available to download including Cosmopolitan and Sport Life. The online books and magazines can be downloaded to your smartphone, tablet, or computer — all for free!
Children will enjoy the Spanish language children’s books, videos, and puzzle games on “Tumblebooks” online. “Day by Day” is a daily calendar of activities for preschool child caregivers that is also available in Spanish. Here you will find ideas for stimulating your child’s mind and imagination using materials found in your home, as well as lists of books, music, and other educational resources that you can obtain through your local public library.
You need to have a library card to check out both the print and online books and magazines. Staff at the library can assist you in getting your library card and setting up online accounts. These resources and more are available at no cost with your Eastern Shore Public Library card. There is also a bilingual Notary on staff in Accomac. Your local public libraries also have computers, photocopiers, scanners, and fax machines for public use for which a small fee may apply. Stop by the library to find out more or call (757) 787-3400.
The Eastern Shore Public Library has hired Janice Felker as the new Youth Services Librarian. This new position will be responsible for coordinating youth literacy programs for the Eastern Shore Public Library of Virginia system of four libraries in Accomac, Cape Charles, Chincoteague, and Nassawadox. These programs include the Summer Reading Programs, a new Winter Reading Program, STEM resource hubs, and some new initiatives. Mrs. Felker will be meeting with literacy leaders and educators to plan library priorities for providing the children of the Eastern Shore with vibrant, relevant programs and promoting the many library resources available to help their education. She will be collaborating with and supporting the initiatives of other literacy and education providers, such as Healthy Communities, HeadStart, and our local schools.
Mrs. Felker most recently worked as librarian at Broadwater Academy and previously in the Suffolk Public Library System. Also known locally as co-owner of Mattawoman Creek Farms, Felker earned her Masters in Library Science from Catholic University. Her office will be co-located in Accomac and Nassawadox libraries.
Educators and literacy providers interested in talking with Mrs. Felker about youth library programs can contact her at email@example.com or call the Accomac library at (757) 787-3400.
It is always a good time to snuggle and read a good book with a child, but winter is an especially great time! During the month of February, the Eastern Shore Public Library is offering a Winter Reading Program called “Snuggle with a Book.” Sponsored by the Library of Virginia, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Smart Beginnings, this program encourages parents and caregivers to read aloud with young children ages 0 to 6, and is open to families, daycare providers, and teachers. Many studies indicate that frequently reading aloud to children helps them develop a love of reading and leads to future success in school. We all know it is a great way to create some quality family time.
There are two ways to register for the 2017 Winter Reading Program. You can complete everything online by using the link https://espl.readvirginia.org. If you prefer the paper method, you can visit your local Eastern Shore Public Library in Accomac, Cape Charles, Chincoteague, or Nassawadox to pick up the 2017 Winter Reading Program materials. Each child will receive a “Snuggle with a Book” packet including a reading log, a Book Booster Activity Sheet, and a bookmark. At the end of the program, a certificate of completion will be awarded. The program begins Monday, February 1 and runs through the end of the month. We hope to see you at the library!
For more information about the Winter Reading Program call the regional library at (757) 787-3400 or stop by your local library.