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Welcome to the Friends of the Eastern Shore Public Library ("Friends") website. The purpose of this website is to provide information about the Friends, activities sponsored, and encourage the public to help the Friends enhance the Eastern Shore Public Library (ESPL) in Accomac, VA,

There are several ways you can help the ESPL:

Join the Friends of the Eastern Shore Public Library to actively support and promote your library.

Help focus public attention on the services, facilities and needs of your library.

Volunteer your time, your money and your expertise to your library.

Support your library by purchasing a book from Adopt a Book program or purchase a Friends book tote or a used book from our sale tables.

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All Friends are needed to help with the opening of the new Regional Library in Parksley.

Despite the latest delay in the opening of the new library, the Friends are actively planning for it and all the events associated with it. We will need members to help with many of the events and activities. The latest Bookworm (see Newsletter link) outlines in detail the events we are planning. There is also a form to print and return to the Accomac Library Circulation desk or you can send an email to friends.es.library@verizon.net and a Board Member will call you.


July 4th Book Event at Accomac Parade

Friends handing out books July 4th parade

We gave out over 100 books to young parade marchers and watchers from ages 1 month to about 12. The event was very well received and we hope to do it again next year. Once again we had wonderful weather and a great turn out. Thanks to Board Member Sharyn McQuaid and Youth Librarian Tiffany Flores for organizing and to Kate Baird, Liz Bochicchio, Betsy Reich, Carol Callander and Judy Malarkey for helping.

It will join the Visit with Santa as a Friends project to distribute brand new books to children.

Summer Reading Program

Friends supporting Summer Reading Program

This year‘s program was a great success at both Accomac and Nassawadox libraries. Story Time was particularly successful with 85 children at Accomac and 28 at Nassawadox. The reading program had 30 online, 88 Accomac and 32 Nassawadox participants. Takeaway Activity Bags were 40 Accomac, 40 Nassawadox and 20 Tangier Island.

Friends support Summer Reading Program

Friends supporting Summer Reading Program

Left to right: Carol Callander, Betsy Reich, Liz Bochicchio, Judy Malarkey, Sue Bjornberg, Janet Rochester President Friends ESPL, Kate Baird, Tiffany Flores Youth Librarian, Sharyn McQuaid.

Members of the Friends of the Eastern Shore Public Library gathered with Youth Services Librarian Tiffany Flores to celebrate their funding of the Summer Reading Program at both Accomac and Nassawadox Libraries.


110 children came to see Santa at the Library on a wonderful December day.

Santa outside Library next to van 12.04.2021 Santa outside Library next to van 12.04.2021


Renew your Membership now for 2022-2023

Membership calendar year is July 1st to June 30th so renew now for 2022 thru 2023 . Thank you to everyone who renewed in 2021-2022.

New Regional Library in Parksley

Progress on the new library in Parksley
Outside view of Parksley Library construction March 2021


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