Eastern Shore Public Library

Main Library (Accomac)

Eastern Shore Public Library Main library building

EASTERN SHORE PUBLIC LIBRARY

HISTORY and ORGANIZATION

Library services on the Eastern Shore began in 1957 as a demonstration project of the Commonwealth of Virginia, located in the Town of Accomac’s Community Hall.In 1958, the Boards of Supervisors of Accomack and Northampton Counties adopted resolutions creating a regional public library in accordance with the provisions of Virginia law governing libraries. The existing main library building was built in 1964 and expanded in 1982.

Community Profile 

The Eastern Shore of Virginia stretches from the Chesapeake Bay at the southern tip to Maryland’s border at the northern edge.  It is composed of two counties: Northampton County, from the Chesapeake Bay-Bridge Tunnel to just north of the town of Exmore, and Accomack County from there to the Maryland border.

Volunteer Opportunities

We rely on volunteers each day to keep the library running smoothly and to help with programs and special projects. Join other dedicated volunteers, meet interesting people, and help give back to the community. With our limited resources, our volunteers help to maintain the high quality of service that our patrons deserve.

 

 

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

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

  • Contact Us

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

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

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