1) Intern Anna Konkel (left) helps Margaret Van Clief, educator with The Nature Conservancy, at Northampton Free Library’s Summer Reading Program.
2) Intern Jenniyah Boggs (standing) assists children attending the Spectacular Soil summer reading program activity given at the Eastern Shore Public Library by the ESVA Soil and Water Conservation District.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TEEN INTERNS HELP LIBRARY SUMMER PROGRAMS
(Accomac, Virginia) July 12, 2018 – Eastern Shore Public Library now has two teen interns thanks to a grant by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association and the generous sponsorship of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. Jenniyah Boggs is the intern at the central library in Accomac and Anna Konkel is the intern at the Northampton Free Library in Nassawadox. The interns assist Janice Felker, the Youth Services Librarian, with the Summer Reading Program events and the Summer Food Program. The grant supports these paid internships.
“Having interns is a wonderful addition to our library programs. The help provided by these two interns has been amazing,” Felker reports. “Our programs are very busy and having additional help preparing, guiding younger children, and cleaning up makes the events more fun for everyone.” Felker plans to continue the internship programs if additional funds become available. The intern program not only helps the library, but provides valuable work experience for teens and raises awareness of librarianship as a career. Felker also plans to develop a Teen Advisory Board to help plan improvements to the young adult section and programs of the libraries.
For years, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has provided youth literacy grants to schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations in hopes to provide assistance in implementing and expanding literacy programs for youth. This is the first time Eastern Shore Public Library has been awarded this grant.
YALSA supports library staff in alleviating the challenges teens face, and in putting all teens—especially those with the greatest needs—on the path to successful and fulfilling lives.
For more information about these programs, to donate to the intern program, or if you have interest in the library’s Teen Advisory Board, contact Janice Felker at (757) 787-3400 or. All the Eastern Shore of Virginia’s libraries Summer Reading Program events are listed online at .
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LIBRARY FRIENDS COMPLETE PLEDGED DONATION
TO REGIONAL LIBRARY
Photo above: First row: Sharyn McQuaid, Friends of ESPL President, presents the completed pledge to Colette Nelson, President of the ESPL Foundation. Second row: Betsy Reich, Janet Rochester, Donna Hanbidge, Judy Malarkey, Becky Rootes, Ann Scott, Barbara Laden, and Carol Callander
ACCOMAC, VIRGINIA (June 27, 2018) – The Friends of the Eastern Shore Public Library recently presented their final $5,000 pledged donation for the regional library to the Eastern Shore Public Library Foundation. This was the fourth and final installment authorized so far for a total of $20,000. The Friends are volunteers committed to raising funds, organize programs, and providing volunteer service for the library, which includes books sales and visits from Santa. The next Friends Firecracker Book Sale will be July 4th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the central library in Accomac. To join the Friends of the Eastern Shore Public Library, forms are available in the library or you can visit their website online at www.friendsespl.org.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
DONATE BOOKS TO THE NORTHAMPTON FREE LIBRARY
Photo attached: Janice Felker, ESPL Youth Services Librarian, (left) shows Northampton County Chapter DAR Past-Regent Theresa Wiser (right) the books purchased with the Chapter’s donation.
ACCOMAC, VIRGINIA (June 27, 2018) – The Northampton County Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution has donated to Northampton Free Library in Nassawadox for the purchase of children’s books highlighting accomplished women, particularly in careers of science and math. The selections support the Eastern Shore Public Library’s Youth Services STREAM education programs that encourage children to read and study topics in science, technology, reading, engineering, art and math. Nine newly published books include the titles “Margaret and the Moon” and “Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code.”
Just in time for the library’s Summer Reading Program, these books can be checked out at any of the four Eastern Shore of Virginia public libraries in Accomac, Cape Charles, Chincoteague and Nassawadox by placing them on hold. For a full list of these recent purchases or to learn more about the Summer Reading Program, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for children. To learn more about the Daughters of the American Revolution, visit their website www.dar.org
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LIBRARY MAKES ESVA YEARSBOOKS AVAILABLE ONLINE
County Library Partnership Moves Regional Library Project Forward
Shore Poets win in regional competition
Dollar General summer teen grant
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Archaeologists Present on Eyreville Findings
Architectural and Engineering Services for Public Library
BB&T Lighthouse Project Supports Reading
Black History Month Events
Bloxom AND McMath to be Honorary Chairs of Eastern Shore of Virginia’s Regional Library Capital Campaign
Chincoteague Island Library to Celebrate “Locals Week at the Library”
Chincoteague Resident Joins Library Foundation
Chairman of the ESPL Board Message
Coady Receives Library Trustee of the Year Award
Committee of Historians Seeks Funding for Local History Room in New Regional Library
Early Learning Computer Donated to ESVA Library
Eastern Shore Public Library Goes TOBACCO-FREE
Eastern Shore Public Library Holds Children’s Event at Future Location
Eastern Shore Public Library Hosts Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Exhibit
Eastern Shore Public Library Joins Foundation Center’s Global Network
Eastville Resident Joins Library Foundation
Exmore Town Hall Book Return
February 2017 Winter Reading Program
Food for Fines December 2017
Frances Bibbins Latimer Collection
Introduction to Finding Grants Workshop
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Library of Virginia Touring Slave History Exhibit in Accomac
McMath and Bloxom Honored for Library Capital Campaign Support
National Friends of the Library Week 2017
Nelson Receives Outstanding Community Leader Award
Nora Roberts Foundation Awards Grant For New Shore Library
Northampton Free Library Announces Community Garden Grant
Oral History Contest Form
Perdue Foundation Commits $100,000 to Support Campaign to Build New Eastern Shore Public Library in Rural Virginia
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Regional Library Building Party
Request for Proposals for Internet/Wide Area Network Services
Shore Library Campaign Website Wins Awards
Spanish Language Collection
Summer Food Program
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