News and events
Santa's Coming to Accomac Library
Saturday December 7 from 10am to noon
- All believers can tell Santa their wishes and dreams. He
will have a candy cane for everyone and a book for those
from newborn through elementary school age in either
English or Spanish for them to keep. Bring your camera and
capture the visit. (We have a very good track record for
tear-free visits for little ones.) The Library will be
open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to allow visitors to browse
the library before or after visiting with Santa.
Holiday gifts at the Library
- This Christmas season, the Library offers several unique
ways gift-givers can find the perfect gift for the
book-lovers on their Christmas list. Friends of ESPL
Book Bags are $2.50
and make a great reusable gift bag. We also have
free 2014 Pocket
Calendars which are great stocking stuffers. Many
of the books on our Sale Table are bestselling popular
authors and are brand new hard backs - you can buy them
for $2.00!! Much better than Amazon! Carry them home in
our book bags.
October Book Sale
- Our October Book Sale was again a success; we made
almost $650 in sales that day. With the book sale in July
and the one in October we made over $2000 in sales the
two days. If you include the ongoing book sale from the
Friends table at the back of the library, we have made
almost $3000 in total book sales this year.
- Through our Friends membership dues, the book sales and
the sale of Friends book bags we are in a very good
position to accomplish our 2014 goals to continue
refurbishing projects at the library, and support the ESPL
Foundation working toward the new library. We are also
planning for evening programs for 2014. Our 2013 programs
were very well received and we hope to do as well for 2014.
1st Thursday Book Group
- meets the first Thursday of the month at 1pm. Any one
interested may join. Call 787-3400 to find out meeting location.
Thursday July 4, 2013
Firecracker Book Sale!!!
More pictures of 2013 Firecracker Book Sale.
- THANK YOU, to the MANY customers at the Friends of the
Eastern Shore Library (Friends or ESPL) Firecracker Book
Sale on July 4, 2013. Our sale again was a HUGH success;
the Friends made over $1400 thanks to the many
Latest Accomplishments - making access to the Library easier.
Easier access for everyone to everything our Library can
- Automatic doors were installed to make access to the Accomac
Library easier for everyone. It is amazing how many people use
the button! Patrons with armfuls of books were using their
elbow, small children were asking if it was their turn to open
the door, other patrons were using it to help elderly folks
come in and out, as well as people on crutches, walkers, canes
and in wheelchairs.
- You can now download e-books and audio books from the
Libraries website. The Friends recently gave a donation to the
ESPL to help underwrite the cost of the E-Books subscription
and equipment. This is an expensive undertaking but was in
demand from many patrons so the Trustees of the Library
authorized the subscription. Go to
to find out more or call (757) 787-3400.
- The bathrooms are almost completed! The walls have been
painted and the floors replaced with ceramic tile. The paper
towels have been replaced with more sanitary hand driers.
Check them out next time you're in the library. This was one of
the major issues that came out of the public survey last year.