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Help the Friends of the Eastern Shore Public Library

There are many ways you can help the Library and the Friends whether it is your time, your expertise or your money.

Join the Friends organization and become actively involved in the Friends sponsored events by becoming a Board Member or a Committee member.

The Board meets once a month at the Accomac Library on the 4th Wednesday at 10am for about 2 hours. Committees are Publicity, Book Sales, Fund Raising and Grant Writing. These can be for short term and long term commitments from once a month to once a year.

Volunteer for Friends events

We always need people to help with our book sales (come and sort the books and get first pick) and to help staff our tables whether at the Library or other community events where we have a display. Help distribute posters and flyers for our events to local Post Offices, stores and restaurants. Time commitment can be a couple of hours a year.

Help at the Library

The Library depends on volunteers to supplement the short handed staff in many ways. You can help re-shelve books and to check the book shelves to ensure all the books are in their proper place. These are both great opportunities to discover books you have never read before. Also help is needed in preparing books before they are ready to the general public. There is also a need for people with computer skills to help with the various files that need to be updated. Again this can be once a week to once a month to once a year.

Adopt-a-Book and Help the Library's Collection Grow!

The Eastern Shore Public Library (ESPL) has just launched an Adopt-a-Book Program that offers the perfect way to share your love of books and reading with your Shore neighbors.

When you adopt a book for the library, your tax-deductible donation will be acknowledged with a bookplate.

There are many adoption possibilities! Choose from a list of bestselling authors or from the upcoming bestsellers list (both available at the library). A non-fiction book about a subject of your choice or a book about the history of Virginia's Eastern Shore would make a great addition to the library's collection. Newly released DVDs and audio books are always popular, as are children's and young adult books.

An added perk of adoption is that you can be the first to read your adopted book ‐ even if there is a waiting list for it! Jump to the top of the list for your favorite author's newest release.

Books can be adopted at all four Eastern Shore library locations in Accomac, Chincoteague, Nassawadox, and Cape Charles. Books, DVDs, and audiobooks are available for $25. Children's and Young Adult books are available for $20.

Adopt-a-Book forms are available at all four ESPL locations, as well as at




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