Eastern Shore Public Library Celebrates 60th Anniversary

Eastern Shore Public Library Celebrates 60th Anniversary

1958 was a hallmark year on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. The Shore saw the opening of a new Accomack County Health Department facility in Accomac, WESR coming on air, and the dedication of Chincoteague’s new high school. Construction projects were beginning with the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel ($137 million), Wallops Island space launch facility ($24 million), and a new library ($60,000). That year Northampton and Accomack Counties formed a new Eastern Shore Public Library regional library system still in operation today and the library Board of Trustees and staff and the ESPL Foundation are celebrating.