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Friends of the Eastern Shore
Public Library

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 the library's wish list or through the BE FIRST program, or purchase a calendar, book tote or used book.

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Santa returns to the Accomac Library!

Santa was a big hit this year with 96 children receiving books and candy canes. It kept him and his elves hopping for the whole 2 hours. He plans to return next year.

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November Book Sale a Success!

Our November Book Sale was a great success! Made the most money ever for this event and our book selection was great. Thanks to everyone who volunteered to help move the books.

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Recent financial support from the Friends
Among recent monetary donations to the library from the Friends, Legos were purchased for children's events. Friends also purchased a magazine rack to improve display and access of children's magazines. We also purchased some chairs for the smaller children's table. Once again, we will be providing significant financial support for the Summer Reading Program. If you have ideas for things that you would like the Friends to consider doing, let us know. If you can't attend one of our regular meetings, you can always leave us a note at the front desk.

Membership Renewal 2017
It's that time of year; time to renew your Friends membership for 2017. The Friends continue to provide support for the current Main Library in Accomac.

Complete the form included in this newsletter (Join the Friends) then bring it with you to a Book Sale and get a free tote bag. You may also bring it to the Annual Meeting, or return it by mail to: Friends of ESPL, P.O. Box 218, Accomac, VA 23301 along with your donation.

Help Accomac Library by Volunteering
If you'd like to donate some time and energy to your local library, we'd love to hear from you! Contact Colette Nelson at colettemnelson@verizon.net or 787-1518.

Checkout Facebook on ESPL.org for up to the minute news.

Latest Accomplishments - making access to the Library easier.

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Easier access for everyone to everything our Library can offer. - 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.

E-books. - 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 http://www.espl.org to find out more or call (757) 787-3400.

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