The Eastern Shore Public Library (ESPL) is a regional library system serving the entire Eastern Shore of Virginia.

It consists of a regional library in Accomac, a branch library in Nassawadox and two affiliated libraries – Chincoteague Island Library, Inc. and Cape Charles Memorial Library.  This is our story of why we need a regional library and the capital campaign which will make it happen.



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$4.39M Raised



Whether $20 or $20,000, your support is urgently needed to make the regional  library facility a reality. Gifts may be made in one payment, or pursuant to a pledge covering a number of years. The estimated cost of the regional  library is $5,300,000, and half of that amount has already been raised.

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Libraries are as Relevant Today as Ever

Laura Bush's quote is as true in the current digital age as it has ever been, as libraries become both virtual and physical spaces.  Free public libraries are basic to a true democracy because they provide everyone with equal access to information and place no limits on the ideas we can explore.  

I have found the most valuable thing in my wallet is my library card.
— Former First Lady Laura Bush

We can find almost anything on the Internet, but not everyone has access to the Internet at home, especially on the Eastern Shore.  Making online access available to everyone is essential to providing equal opportunity to all our citizens.