Eastern Shore Public Library


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CALL:  Barbara Schwenk, 757-787-2500



Photo above:  A “Money Cake” is one of ten prizes in the Count Me In drawing.  The drawing is December 4th, 2020.

(ACCOMACK, VIRGINIA)  September 21, 2020 – Win one of ten gift baskets in the Eastern Shore Public Library Foundation’s second annual “Count Me In!” basket drawing fundraiser.  Funds are still needed for construction, technology, and furnishings for the new ESVA Regional Library and Heritage Center under construction now in Parksley, Virginia.  Each basket has a minimum value of $125.  This year’s basket drawing fundraiser will support furnishing the Arthur W. Perdue Children’s Room.

Baskets can be viewed and tickets purchased for $5 each online at espl.org/fundraisers or at the Eastern Shore Public Libraries in Accomac, Chincoteague, and Nassawadox.  Tickets are also available at the Book Bin in Onley or C.D. Marsh Jewelers in Onancock.

Sponsors of the baskets include Onancock Sailing Adventures, Burnham Guides Padding Adventures, Red Queen Gallery, Mallards at the Wharf, Friends of the Eastern Shore Public Library, Corner Bakery, Jerusalem Baptist Church, the Exmore Rotary Club, Holden’s Residential Rental, Family Fun & Games, WalMart Supercenter # 4378, Roses Department Store, Center for Community & Family Development Corporation, Another Level Career & Wellness, LLC, and the Onancock Rotary Club.

Help support furnishing the new library’s Arthur W. Perdue Children’s Room and, possibly win a wonderful basket in time for the holidays!  The drawing will be Friday, December 4 and you do not need to be present to win. “Count Me In!” is a fundraiser everyone can participate in, helping to make the new library truly a community library.

For more information contact the Eastern Shore Public Library Foundation at (757) 787-2500.

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CONTACT:  Barbara Schwenk, 757-787-2500


(ONANCOCK, VIRGINIA) September 14, 2020 – The Eastern Shore Public Library and C. D. Marsh Jewelers have joined forces to help fund construction of a MakerSpace at the new Eastern Shore of Virginia Regional Library and Heritage Center currently under construction in Parksley, Virginia.

What is a makerspace?  MakerSpaces have been installed in public libraries to provide the technology, equipment and space to foster creativity and invention.  Many think of makerspaces as a room with 3-D printers, but the concept covers a broader scope and is more flexible.  ESPL’s makerspace will focus on audio-visual technology needed for creating videos and recordings in a sound studio.  This provides equity for students needing to create videos for class.  Historians can record oral histories and podcasts.  Businesses can record advertisements and training videos.  The ESPL MakerSpace will enable ESVA residents to better respond to our changing world of communication.

To fund this project C. D. Marsh Jewelers has created a custom design “Beyond Books” bracelet of its signature Chesapeake Bay bangle.  The bracelet is a sterling silver cuff with two shape choices:  flat or the traditional curve.

To place your order, go to espl.org/fundraisers or call Marsh Jewelers at (757) 787-3333. Each bracelet is $125, plus tax, and shipping is available.  Personalized engraving on the back of the bracelet is available for a small additional fee.  Stop by the jeweler’s at 25 Market Street in Onancock to be sized to ensure correct fitting.

Eastern Shore Public Library Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and a portion of the purchase of the bracelet can be tax deductible as a contribution to the “Makerspace” at the new ESVA Regional Library.

What a perfect gift for birthday celebrations, employee gifts, holiday events or just to say you are special!  If you need additional information, please contact the Eastern Shore Public Library Foundation office at 757-787-2500.

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Off the shelf March 2019 ESPL news article

The Missing Jail of Eastville by Jenean Hall

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