Eastern Shore Public Library

Summer Reading 2019

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Readers of all ages will explore all things space this summer when the Eastern Shore Public Library presents “A Universe of Stories” as the summer reading program theme. All four Eastern Shore of Virginia public libraries are offering children a reading challenge program and a variety of fun events.  Young readers can sign up at their local library, receive reading incentive prizes, and get their fines waived!  The summer program is scheduled to begin on June 24 and end on August 18, 2019.

In addition to reading great books, library patrons can attend exciting summer program events where they can:

  • Be entertained and informed by special programs including wild animals and interesting people from near and far.
  • Design and create with Legos, recycled items, blocks, and more.
  • Participate in STREAM events that will explore Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, and/or Math.
  • Check out a nature backpack, enjoy a free visit to one of the Virginia State Parks, and explore nature using the contents of the backpack.

In Accomac on Tuesdays and Thursdays and Nassawadox on Mondays and Wednesdays, a free lunch will be served to children age 18 and younger at 12:00 noon as part of the libraries’ participation in the Summer Food Service Program, a USDA program sponsored by the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore and Accomack County Parks and Recreation department.

All events and programs are free and open to the public and do not require a library card. Some require preregistration due to space limitations. Remember, a current calendar of events is always available on the Eastern Shore Public Library’s website at www.espl.org or visit your local library for a print copy. Some key events to watch for include the Virginia Living Museum, Salisbury “Zoo 2 U,” storyteller Lynn Ruehlman, Bright Star Theatre, yoga with Claudette Lajoie, juggling with Cascading Carlos, mime and magic illusions with Chris “Hoopoe” Yerlig, along with other surprises. All events are subject to change, so please call your library prior to the event to check on dates and times and registration requirements.

Support and/or prizes are provided by the generous donations of area groups and families and the Library of Virginia. Financial and volunteer support also comes from the Friends groups of Cape Charles, Nassawadox, and Accomac libraries and the large group of volunteers at the Chincoteague library.


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