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CONTACT: Cara Burton, 757-787-3400

NORTHAMPTON DAUGHTERS OF AMERICAN REVOLUTION SUPPORT NEW REGIONAL LIBRARY

DAR Northampton

Photo:  Left to right:  Cara Burton, Director of Eastern Shore Public Library and Margaret MacKenzie, past Historian General, watch as Colette Nelson, President of the Eastern Shore Public Library Foundation, is presented a check for the new regional library from the Northampton County Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution by Theresa Wiser, Chapter Librarian.

(ACCOMAC, VIRGINIA)  July 22, 2019 – The Daughters of the American Revolution’s Northampton County Chapter recently donated to the Eastern Shore Public Library Foundation’s capital campaign for a new regional library and Eastern Shore of Virginia Heritage Center.  The Northampton County Chapter DAR, established in 1913, understands that the climate controlled Heritage Center archives room is important to preserving the history of the Shore.  Even though they will have a longer drive to Parksley, the members are excited about the library’s new enhancements that will help residents and visitors find and preserve their family history.  The 250 anniversary of the American Revolution will be taking place soon and the new Heritage Center will be ready for exhibits, programs, and family research.

For more information about the library’s building project, opening in 2020, visit shorelibrary.com.  To learn more about the DAR or to inquire about membership, call Claibourne Dickenson at (757) 678-7639 or visit dar.org.

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CONTACT:  Cara Burton, 757-787-3400

EASTERN SHORE PUBLIC LIBRARY IN ACCOMAC CLOSED DUE TO POWER OUTAGE UNTIL MONDAY NOON

(ACCOMAC, VIRGINIA) July 19, 2019 – Eastern Shore Public Library’s Accomac facility will be closed Saturday, July 20 and plans to reopen at noon on Monday, July 22 due to a power outage within the building.  Due to the extreme heat and lack of air conditioning, the library will not reopen until the service is restored.  All other Shore libraries are open as scheduled. The situation will be updated on the library’s Facebook page or you may call the Nassawadox library at 414-0010.

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CONTACT:  Cara Burton, (757) 787-3400

SHORE LIBRARY SUPPORTERS RISE TO PLEDGE CHALLENGE

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Photo:  Eastern Shore Public Library supporters have volunteered for ten years to plan and raise funds for a state-of-the-art new library.  The new facility is planned to open in late 2020.

(ACCOMAC, VIRGINIA)  July 15, 2019 – Eastern Shore library supporters recently responded to a challenge campaign for pledges for the new Regional Library and Eastern Shore of Virginia Heritage Center construction. Thanks to the Community Pledge Challenge and additional fundraising the total amount of pledges stands at $440,000. BB&T has assisted in the financing for the project.

The Eastern Shore Public Library Foundation, the 501(c)3 nonprofit formed in 2009 to raise funds for the new regional library, will continue to raise funds in support of the new 20,837 square foot facility.  “All of our hard work is paying off,” stated Colette Nelson, Foundation President, “but we must continue the effort.  This is a community project that benefits everyone on the Shore. We are very grateful for everyone’s contributions.  Please make a pledge or donate, if you have not done so already.”

Once all Accomack County contracts are finalized, the library will schedule a groundbreaking.  For more information about the library project or to make an online donation or pledge, visit shorelibrary.com or call 787-2500.  Pledge cards are also available in all four Eastern Shore public libraries.

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CONTACT:  Cara Burton, 757-787-3400

 

REIMAGINE THE APOLLO MOON WALK AT THE LIBRARY

(ACCOMAC, VIRGINIA) July 12, 2019 – Eastern Shore Public Library will host the live streaming of Nasa’s Apollo moon landing 50th anniversary programming on Friday, July 19 at 1:00 pm.  The program “NASA’s Giant Leaps: Past and Future – Celebrating Apollo 50th as We Go Forward to the Moon” will be viewed on the large screen at the public libraries in Accomac and Nassawadox. The libraries will also offer some special snacks and activities for all ages. The 2019 Summer Reading Program is space themed to coincide with the Apollo anniversary.  This event is free, open to the public and appropriate for all ages.  Children and adults are welcome to dress in their favorite space-fun costume.

On July 19, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing, NASA will be broadcasting live from four locations – NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the historic, newly-restored Apollo mission control room at Johnson Space Center in Houston, the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, which will include a special guest host. The broadcast will include a live look-in on Neil Armstrong’s hometown of Wapakoneta, Ohio, a look at the Apollo 11 command module on display in Seattle, and slices of Americana at other anniversary celebrations around the country. NASA will tell the story of getting to the moon, and how they plan to go there again.

For more information about this event or the Summer Reading Program, call (757) 787-3400 or go to the library’s webpage, espl.org.

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Title:  Community Pledge Challenge

A Message from Cara Burton, ESPL System Director:

The Eastern Shore Public Library Foundation has a community challenge to raise $200,000 in pledges by Friday, July 5th.  I invite you to join me in making a pledge today for our new regional library to be built in Parksley.  Whether you can pledge $30 or $30,000 a year, your commitment will ensure the construction of our new regional library and Eastern Shore of Virginia Heritage Center starts this summer as scheduled. 

Call in your pledge to the Eastern Shore Public Library Foundation office at 757-787-2500 or email it to shorelibrary2020@gmail.com.  All you need to provide now is your name, address, phone number or email address, and your annual pledge amount for three years.  Call today to help us meet this July 5th challenge!

Thank you for helping to ensure your new library opens in 2020.

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