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.
The Eastern Shore Public Library Board of Trustees is accepting proposals from Virginia-licensed architectural and engineering (A/E) firms to provide professional services related to the renovation and expansion of the Fresh Pride store located on 24313 Bennett Street, Parksley, VA 23421.
ACCOMAC, VA. (Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016) – The Eastern Shore Public Library Foundation recently received a $20,000 grant from The Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation to support the library’s new building in Parksley, Va. The Perdue Foundation grant will help fund, in part, interactive components in a new children’s room.
Libraries are as relevant today as ever. As Laura Bush said, “I have found the most valuable thing in my wallet is my library card”.
In a study called “How Americans Value Public Libraries in Their Communities”, the Pew Research Center found that Americans strongly value the role of public libraries in their communities, both for providing access to materials and resources and for promoting literacy and improving the overall quality of life.