Community Fairs & Festivals

When made aware of programs in our community, Eastern Shore Public Library and Heritage Center makes every effort to participate in cultural and informational fairs to share information about the library’s many resources.

Collaborating with Community Organizations

Eastern Shore Public Library collaborates with community organizations to distribute resources that may not be readily accessible to the community. Additionally, the library may work together with local organizations as a way of reaching a similar audience.

Eastern Shore Healthy Communities

Eastern Shore Public Library is proud to be a member of Eastern Shore Healthy Communities. Eastern Shore Healthy Communities is a partnership of businesses, organizations, faith communities, and individuals of all ages, representing a diversity of community sectors and professions, engaged in addressing and improving policies, systems and environments to support a healthy Eastern Shore. We work together for collective impact.

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Preschools, Schools, and After School Programs

Our libraries welcome the opportunity to be a destination for field trips. Eastern Shore Public Library is available to support teachers on the Eastern Shore bring the library’s many resources into their classrooms. Library employees are also available to attend back-to-school nights, parent engagement programs, and other school functions intended to connect families with resources to help their children succeed academically.

Classroom and School Library Visitations

In addition to fieldtrips, the Eastern Shore Public Library is willing to support teachers and students by bringing programming and resources to the schools! Library employees are available to visit classrooms and school libraries in order to share information about library services, resources, and events. This can include special story times, presentations on e-resources, and general education about the public library.

Virtual Library Cards and Academic Support

Our libraries are here to support students in their academic success. Eastern Shore Public Library offers Virtual Use Library Cards which empowers students who are unable to retrieve a physical card to access our wide range of e-resources.

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Cultural Heritage

Because our Heritage Center at the Eastern Shore of Virginia Regional Library and Heritage Center serves as a major public archives for the Eastern Shore, our Archivist leads the Eastern Shore Museum Network which is a cooperative planning group for shared programs and initiatives. The Eastern Shore Museum Network was established in 2009, assisted by the then-Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. Renamed Virginia Humanities, the organization remains an active partner in the network and a supporter of its work on the Eastern Shore. The Heritage Center also provides research support to a lot of civic groups and government-appointed planning groups on the shore.

The Heritage Center also hosts exhibits, presentations, and workshops. Presentations intend to highlight the cultural history of the Shore and feature its people and historians. Exhibits highlight particular subjects relevant to the Shore and we frequently partner with the Library of Virginia in hosting state-wide relevant content. Hosted workshops allow the Archivist to share preservation strategies to the residents of Virginia’s Eastern Shore.

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