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CONTACT:  Cara Burton, (757) 787-3400

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

Photo above:  Jenean Hall (left) and Fitz Godwin (right) are changing leadership in regional library capital project campaign. 

Fitz Godwin, the new President of the Eastern Shore Public Library Foundation, passes the gavel to Jenean Hall of Onancock, Virginia.  Hall is replacing Godwin as Chair of the Eastern Shore Room Committee which is charged by the Foundation to raise funds for the local history room in the new regional library.  The Eastern Shore Public Library is renovating a grocery store in Parksley and adding an addition that will house a community room and new Eastern Shore local history room.  The library’s genealogy and local history collection attracts visitors from around the world to research their families and the rich history of the peninsula.  The new facility will have the Brooks Miles Barnes Archive Room, named in honor of the retired librarian that started the collection, and a research reading room.  The Eastern Shore Room Committee is seeking funding to support the construction of the rooms that meet the climate control and storage needs of this collection.  The group of local historians is offering naming opportunities for the research reading room and its furnishings.  For more information, call the ESPL Foundation’s Fundraising Office at (757) 787-2500 or visit their website at www.shorelibrary.com.

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CONTACT:           Cara Burton, (757) 787-3400

SPANISH LANGUAGE COLLECTION NOW AT EASTERN SHORE PUBLIC LIBRARY

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 using the intralibrary loan 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, a Notary, and more are available at no cost with your Eastern Shore Public Library card.  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 library’s website is www.espl.org.

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Accessing the library’s online resources is now even easier with new wifi hotspots in Exmore and Parksley!
The ESVBA provides to the Eastern Shore, wireless hot spots in key locations to allow residents and travelers access to Broadband for free. The wireless service is provided free of charge subject to the Terms and Conditions of the Broadband Authority’s Acceptable Usage Policy.

Chincoteague Island Waterfront Park, 4077 Main Street
Bloxom (tower), 26129 Shore Memorial Drive
Parksley, downtown
Accomack Central Park, 24387 Joynes Neck Road, Accomac
ES Chamber of Commerce, 19056 Parkway Rd., Melfa
Custis Park, Sites Court, Exmore, (next to Western Auto)
Indiantown Park, 7399 Indiantown Rd, Eastville
ES Welcome Center , 32463 Lankford Highway (by Bridge Tunnel)

Other News

ABC Mouse

BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS

BLOXOM AND MCMATH TO BE HONORARY CHAIRS OF EASTERN SHORE OF VIRGINIA’S REGIONAL LIBRARY CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

EASTERN SHORE PUBLIC LIBRARY GOES TOBACCO-FREE

February 2017 Winter Reading Program

Food for Fines 

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

REGIONAL LIBRARY BUILDING PARTY

SHORE LIBRARY CAMPAIGN WEBSITE WINS AWARDS

LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA TOURING SLAVE HISTORY EXHIBIT IN ACCOMAC

ESPL Newsletters

April 2016 newsletter

July 2016 newsletter

September 2016 newsletter

Check Me Out Kickoff Event

November 2016 newsletter

Visit with Santa 2016

February 2017 newsletter

 

 

 

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