Who We Are

The Eastern Shore Public Library (“ESPL”) is a regional library system comprising  a library in Accomac, a branch library in Nassawadox and two affiliated libraries in Chincoteague and Cape Charles.

 
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John Edmonds

When you give to the Regional Library Campaign you help that little girl you see every day learn to read more and better. You provide that young man walking down the road a computer and internet access so he can apply for a job. You enable your ancestors to speak through historical documents and trace their descendants down to you. When you give to the Regional Library Campaign you give yourself, and everyone in your community a safe, comfortable place to read and study and relax and grow.
 
Be good to yourself and those around you; give generously to the Regional Library Campaign. Today!

 
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Cara Burton

Our world had changed since 1964 when the Accomac library was built. We don’t need to “know,” we need to understand.  How can we teach our children to do this without a community space with open access to learn, create, and share?

I returned to the Eastern Shore of Virginia because I like to walk down the street and say, “Hi, neighbor!”  Vibrant public libraries help us maintain that.  We are the place making connections. 

 
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Lynn Badger

We're excited about the building of our new library! Even though we currently have adapted and continue to adapt to the digital age there is still more we can accomplish. Our new regional library will be better able to give needed support to our affiliate libraries in Chincoteague, Nassawadox and Cape Charles.

 

Betty Kerns

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Kitty Hall

I believe that a strong library will transform the community, creating the environments where people can come and change their own lives. This is why I donate time and money for the building of a new library.

Kitty is a member of the Eastern Shore Public Library Board of Trustees and a Director of the Eastern Shore Public Library Foundation.

 

Jenny Baker

Libraries are as relevant as ever and the role of our regional library is  broadened because of the limited resources here on the Eastern Shore. It's our responsibility to be the stewards of our intellectual property and the collection in the Eastern Shore Room is the heart and soul of the Shore. This time now is our legacy opportunity.

 

Colette Nelson

Having been involved with the Eastern Shore Public Library for over 30 years (both as a former employee and as a volunteer), I see firsthand the impact our libraries have on the lives of our citizens, especially the lives of our children. We must come together to help the Eastern Shore Public Library continue its good work. By honoring our past, strengthening our connections with each other and investing in our future through our children, the Eastern Shore will become stronger.

 

Fitz Godwin

I enthusiastically support the new regional library at Parksley.  The Eastern Shore of Virginia is the place my family has called home since the Colonial days.  My personal interest in Eastern Shore History and Genealogy is advanced tremendously in the expanded Center for History and Genealogy in the new library.  I join my family and friends to help make the new library a reality by making generous donations.

 

Kim Miles

A library is the pulse of a community, always active, fostering life and learning.

 

Carol Callender

Libraries allow everyone access to all types of information and adventures. People can fine adventures in novels; children can find all types of adventures in children’s books. In Libraries people have access to information in non-fiction and/or over the internet. Movies are available through libraries. A library is a place to find out all types of information about our world and quite often about ourselves.

 

Sue Boggs

I read, therefore I am.

 

Dr. Arthur Fournier

Our libraries are the only public institution that exists for everyone, no matter their age or station in life.