Eastern Shore Public Library in Accomac changes hours

ACCOMAC, VIRGINIA) September 30, 2022 – Eastern Shore Public Library will change hours of operation, beginning the week of October 3, 2022. The new schedule closes the library on Thursday evenings. The Accomac library will continue to be closed on Mondays. Tuesdays the library will be open 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, the library will be open 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. On Saturdays, the library … Read More

Eastern Shore Public Library announces changes in hours and trustee meeting dates

Link to Press Release (ACCOMAC, VIRGINIA) September 13, 2022 – Eastern Shore Public Library’s (ESPL) staff and trustees are preparing for the transition to the new regional library in Parksley, Virginia. In order to minimize the total contiguous closing days during the move, library staff have chosen to close once a week for moving preparation spread out over the coming weeks. The goal is to minimize the impact on public … Read More

Library materials for all types of readers

When asked to visualize a library, an individual may imagine rows upon rows of traditional print books. While the ESPL’s collections are comprised of mostly books, Shore libraries now offer several new types of materials that can enhance the conventional reading experience. For adult readers and learners, the ESPL now has a series of over 40 college-level audio and video courses on a wide variety of topics. From gourmet cooking … Read More

ESPL Board of Trustees Meeting – Rescheduled to June 21, 2022

The meeting was originally scheduled for June 14, 2022, but rescheduled for a week later due to construction and travel schedules.  The agenda was updated. BOT Agenda June 14 2022 updated for June 21.docx Parksley Library Lease 06 13 22 FINAL CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE REPORT 2022-06 MOU with Accomack signed May 2018 ESPL Board Packet – June 14 2022 – Part 1 ESPL Board Packet – June 14 2022 – Part … Read More

Public Notice: ESPL Board Meeting Date Changed

The Board of Trustees of the Eastern Shore Public Library will hold its April monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 1:00 pm.  Location:  Accomack County Airport.  This is a date change from the usual meeting schedule.


The Accomack County Administrator, Mike Mason, recently sent us an update on the status of the construction contract.  Dated February 24, 2022. The County notified R.H. Contracting, Inc. (RHC) on January 29, 2022 of its intent to terminate the Eastern Shore Regional Library Construction Contract for default.  The default being RHC did not complete the project on or before January 28, 2022, which is the final completion date in the … Read More

Social Security 101

CONTACT: Hannah Swimley, (757) 414-0010   LIBRARY HOLDING SOCIAL SECURITY UPDATE WEBINAR   (NASSAWADOX, VIRGINA, February, 2022) The New Year has started and Social Security has been updated.  On February 25, 2022, Eastern Shore Public Library and Northampton Free Library are hosting a free informational webinar about the changes in Social Security and the basics of the program.  Registration is free and open to the public, however, registration is required … Read More


(Accomac, Virginia) January 7, 2022 – As COVID-19 cases increase on the Shore, Eastern Shore Public Library in Accomac and Nassawadox will return to curbside pickup by appointment beginning Monday, January 10, 2022.  Library users can request items using espl.org or by phone in order to pick-up reserved items at an appointed time.  Patrons visiting Chincoteague and Cape Charles libraries should contact them directly for hours of operation. Visitors can … Read More