The Governor of Virginia, Ralph Northam, visited on July 5, 2018 to help add $1M to our capital campaign thermometer. What he had to say about the importance of libraries:
Saving Eastern Shore history has become a focus of community support for the new regional library to be built in Parksley, Virginia. Eastern Shore Public Library Board of Trustees recently approved naming the addition to the former grocery store the “Eastern Shore of Virginia Heritage Center” which will house archives, a research room, lecture hall, and makerspace.
We are closing our greatest fiscal year since our founding in November 2009, thanks to the July 2016 capital campaign. But before I get to the highlights, there is one critical fact I must assert: everything that we achieved at the end of our last fiscal year on June 30, was thanks to the support and generosity of each one of you.
The Friends of the Cape Charles Memorial Library recently made a generous donation to the ESPL Foundation.