Eastern Shore Public Library


A Message from the Chairman of the ESPL Library Board:

Cold weather arrived unexpectedly at the Eastern Shore Public Library the week before Christmas. Because the old boiler at the Accomac Library decided to die even before the frigid weather and snow arrived, we had to close the library. Many children and their parents lost a place they could depend on for vacation activities. Our other libraries, Chincoteague, Nassawadox and Cape Charles were open during the holidays. The warmth of the Accomac library was not to be had. A new boiler has been installed and the library is open once again. There will be no fines for any materials that are overdue. Our library patrons are very important to us. You are special. The Library Board of Trustees would like to thank the people of Accomack and Northampton for their patience with the inconvenience the library closure caused.  Please visit us at the library, at our website www.espl.org or on Facebook to catch up with library news and coming events.

Thank you.

Kitty Hall, Chairman of the Library Board of Trustees

Introduction to Finding Grants Workshop

Eastern Shore Public Library will host a free workshop on grantseeking basics for nonprofit organizations on Wednesday, January 31, from 1:00 to 2:30 pm at Eastern Shore Community College.  Introduction to Finding Grants will be led by Library Director Cara Burton and will provide an overview of the funding research process for nonprofits seeking grants from foundations, corporations, and grantmaking public charities.

Burton will offer tips on how best to identify funding sources for your nonprofit organization, highlighting the electronic and print resources available for free at the Accomac library.  This workshop will include a demonstration of Foundation Directory Online, Foundation Center’s premiere searchable database that provides information on more than 140,000 grantmakers and over 5 million grant records.

This workshop and access to the Foundation Directory is made possible by support from Eastern Shore Public Library, Eastern Shore of Virginia Community Foundation, United Way of Virginia’s Eastern Shore, Eastern Shore Community College Foundation, and Eastern Shore of Virginia Chamber of Commerce

To register for this free workshop, email your name, organization, address, and phone number to espl@espl.org.  For additional details, call Cara Burton at (757) 787-3400. To learn more about Foundation Center, please visit foundationcenter.org.

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Other News

ABC Mouse

Architectural and Engineering Services for Public Library

BB&T Lighthouse Project Supports Reading

Black History Month Events

Bloxom AND McMath to be Honorary Chairs of Eastern Shore of Virginia’s Regional Library Capital Campaign

Chincoteague Resident Joins Library Foundation

Coady Receives Library Trustee of the Year Award

Committee of Historians Seeks Funding for Local History Room in New Regional Library

Early Learning Computer Donated to ESVA Library

Eastern Shore Public Library Goes TOBACCO-FREE

Eastern Shore Public Library Holds Children’s Event at Future Location

Eastern Shore Public Library Hosts Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Exhibit

Eastern Shore Public Library Joins Foundation Center’s Global Network

Eastville Resident Joins Library Foundation

ESVBA wifi

Exmore Town Hall Book Return

February 2017 Winter Reading Program

Food for Fines 

Food for Fines December 2017

The Frances Bibbins Latimer Collection

January 2018 Holidays

Library of Virginia Touring Slave History Exhibit in Accomac

McMath and Bloxom Honored for Library Capital Campaign Support

National Friends of the Library Week 2017

Nelson Receives Outstanding Community Leader Award

Nora Roberts Foundation Awards Grant For New Shore Library

Northampton Free Library Announces Community Garden Grant

Perdue Foundation Commits $100,000 to Support Campaign to Build New Eastern Shore Public Library in Rural Virginia

Perdue Foundation Grant Supports Campaign to Build New Eastern Shore Public Library in Rural Virginia

Regional Library Building Party

Request for Proposals for Internet/Wide Area Network Services

Shore Library Campaign Website Wins Awards

Spanish Language Collection

Summer Food Program

Summer Reading Program

ESPL Newsletters

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July 2016 newsletter

September 2016 newsletter

Check Me Out Kickoff Event

November 2016 newsletter

Visit with Santa 2016

February 2017 newsletter

April 2017 newsletter

June 2017 newsletter

July 2017 newsletter

September 2017 newsletter


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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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  • Northampton Free Library
    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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