Eastern Shore Public Library

System Director

Photograph of Cara Burton

2020 brings many new opportunities for the Shore’s public libraries.  By the end of this year, we should be in our new regional library and Eastern Shore of Virginia Heritage Center in Parksley.  This will enable us to serve our community in new ways and better than ever.  As the system headquarters, it will enable us to improve technical and administrative support to the public libraries in Cape Charles, Chincoteague, and Nassawadox.  Shore nonprofits will be able to use our new meeting rooms.  Children will grow learning to love reading.

I recently introduced four new initiatives to my board:

  1. Create a culture of reading on the Eastern Shore.
  2. Build nonprofit capacity on the Eastern Shore.
  3. Create a Heritage Hub.
  4. Increase system capacity.

Your contribution enhances our resources to meet goals to fulfill these initiatives.  Please do not hesitate to contact me to learn more.

ESPL 2020 Initiatives

  • Eastern Shore Public Library
    23610 Front Street
    P.O. Box 360
    Accomac, VA. 23301
    Phone: (757) 787-3400;
    (757) 824-5151

    Cape Charles Memorial Library
    201 Mason Avenue
    Cape Charles, VA 23310
    Phone: (757) 331-1300

  • Contact Us

  • Northampton Free Library
    7745 Seaside Rd
    P.O. Box 729 Nassawadox, VA 23413
    Phone: (757) 414-0010

    Chincoteague Island Library
    4077 Main Street
    Chincoteague, VA 23336
    Phone: (757) 336-3460

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