News and events
Firecracker Book Sale a great success!!
Thank You from the Friends of the Eastern Shore
Public Library. Friday, July 4th, the Firecracker
BookSale sponsored by the Friends at the Accomac Library
was a WONDERFUL SUCCESS. In spite of the rain from Arthur,
we had a great turnout for the sale. Actually, this sale
was our greatest success.
We will be having a sale in the fall, so get your
donations ready. We will be looking for children's
and young adult books as well as large print if you have
them and would like to donate.
Carol Callander, President of the Friends of the Eastern
Shore Public Library
Tuesday July 15 at 7pm
Native Americans on the Eastern Shore with Michael Hinman
Hinman is the Historian for the Accohannock Indian Tribe
Inc., an organization based in Marion, Maryland, dedicated
to documenting the history of the Accohannocks. Their
territory, which they called The Kingdom of Accomack,
stretched from Kiptopeke north to the lower half of
Somerset County, Maryland. They were here for thousands
of years before Captain John Smith arrived, Hinman said.
Tuesday August 19 at 7pm
Hogg Island sheep and native dyes with local spinner Nancy
Tuesday September 16 at 7pm
Eastern Shore African American history with Kentoya Garcia
Tuesday October 21 at 7pm
'Slave and Free on Virginia's Eastern
Shore' with Kirk Mariner
Pictures of 2013 Firecracker Book Sale.
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
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.