News and events
We start off with two events on the same day
Saturday April 26
Woman's Club Arts & Craft Show
10am to 4pm
- The third annual Woman's Club Arts & Craft
Show will be Sat. April 26th at Carrie Watson Clubhouse
on Richmond Avenue in Onley. Proceeds from the event
will be donated to the Eastern Shore Public Library
Foundation capital campaign. Members of the
Woman's Club Town and Country Garden Group will
also be conducting a plant sale which will support the
club's annual scholarships. Please mark the date
and stop by the event to support the Woman's Club
and the Eastern Shore Public Library Foundation. Lunch
and refreshments will be available for purchase.
A Night of Old-Fashion Storytelling at 7pm
- Our first program will be on Sat. April 26th at 7pm
and will be something different for us. We are lucky
to have Anthony Burcher for A Night of Old-fashioned
Storytelling. Anthony Burcher grew up in Grafton VA,
and now tells of that experience in ways that will
make you laugh until your sides split. He spent most
of his young life hearing himself described as
"He Ain't Right..."
Anthony's storytelling passion began over two decades
ago with "Story Night," an annual performance
for the staff of the summer camps where he serves. His
gift (or curse) of wit has entertained friends and family
for a generation. Now his humor has hit the road,
performing for a variety of audiences in Virginia and
This is our first time for a Saturday evening program
so we hope that you will come out for a fun evening of
storytelling and refreshments.
Friends Montly Program Resumes
- Once again we will be offering a monthly program at
the Accomac Library. This year it will generally be on
the 3rd Tuesday of the month and will cover
a variety of topics.
Tuesday May 20th
Dennis Custis will entertain us about life on the Eastern
Tuessday June 20th
Rock and Chris Stephens will talk about growing grapes on
the Eastern Shore.
Firecracker Booksale Friday July 4 - 9am to noon
- Our major fund raiser once again! Come join us.
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.
- 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.