Core Values

The board, staff, and volunteers of the Eastern Shore Public Library believe that all residents of our community should have the opportunity for literacy, lifelong learning, continuing education and personal development. Therefore, we value:

  • Diversity – We serve all members of the community equally.
  • Respect – We serve our patrons with dignity.
  • Literacy – We foster an appreciation of information and learning.
  • Partnership – We build collaborative relationships with the community.

Today, the Eastern Shore Public Library is truly a regional system serving the citizens of Accomack and Northampton counties through four locations.  The Northampton Free Library in Nassawadox is a full-fledged branch library. The Cape Charles Memorial Library in Cape Charles and the Island Library on Chincoteague are affiliated locations.  The system has 140,000 volumes and offers 30 public access computers and wireless access at all four locations.