Eastern Shore Public Library Moves to Parksley

After some 58 years of service at the Accomac location, the Eastern Shore Public Library‘s collection and staff will be moving to the Eastern Shore of Virginia Regional Library and Heritage Center on Bennett Street in Parksley. The Front Street building in Accomac will be closed to the public beginning August 7th. Due dates for borrowed materials will be extended to accommodate the planned reopening in Parksley on August 26th. … Read More

The Great Courses Lectures Now Available With Your Library Card

ACCOMAC, VIRGINIA) December 21, 2022 – Eastern Shore Public Library (ESPL) now offers access to The Great Courses Library Collection video streaming service for lifelong learning and personal enrichment. This free collection includes more than 250 courses and new content will be offered monthly.  Library patrons are encouraged to start 2023 committed to learning by trying one of the free college-level courses. “I think I have earned a minor degree … Read More

Library System Hires Interim System Director

(ACCOMACK, VIRGINIA) December 16, 2022 – The Eastern Shore Public Library Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Janet Justis as Interim Library System Director of ESPL.  Justis will oversee administration upon the December 31 retirement of Cara Burton, the current director.  Burton served as director for seven years.  The Trustees formed a Search Committee for a nationwide recruitment of a new Library System Director and expect … Read More

Shore Library Installs New Equipment

(ACCOMAC, VIRGINIA) December 12, 2022 – Eastern Shore Public Libraries have installed new equipment made possible with CARES and ARPA funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered through the Library of Virginia.  CARES and ARPA grants were part of the federal pandemic funding.  Grant expenditures had to meet strict qualifications that help communities recover from the effects of the pandemic.  The new equipment includes TalkBoxes, hearing loops, … Read More

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