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Spanish language materials at ESPL

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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.

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ESPL welcomes new Youth Librarian Janice Felker

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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 youthservices@espl.lib.va.us or call the Accomac library at (757) 787-3400.

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  • Main Library
    23610 Front Street
    P.O. Box 360
    Accomac, VA. 23301
    Phone: (757) 787-3400;
    (757) 678-7800;
    (757) 824-5151

    Cape Charles Memorial Library
    201 Mason Avenue
    Cape Charles, VA 23310
    Phone: (757) 331-1300

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    7745 Seaside Rd
    P.O. Box 729 Nassawadox, VA 23413
    Phone: (757) 414-0010

    Chincoteague Island Library
    4077 Main Street
    Chincoteague, VA 23336
    Phone: (757) 336-3460

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