Eastern Shore Getting Two Expanded Libraries in 2013

Virginia’s Eastern Shore Public Library system includes branches in Cape Charles, Nassawadox, and Chincoteague. The main library currently is in Accomac but will move to Onley.

Cape Charles Wave

November 27, 2012

On Virginia’s Eastern Shore, 2013 is the Year of the Library. Not one, but two of the Shore’s five branch libraries are moving to greatly expanded locations.

Cape Charles Memorial Library will relocate to the former Bank of America building on Mason Avenue. But even more significant to the Library system is the expansion and relocation of the main branch.

Carol Vincent of the Eastern Shore Public Library detailed plans at the November 20 Northampton County Board of Supervisors meeting.

Despite being a small community, the Eastern Shore has a thriving library system that has changed and grown along with the needs of the community, Vincent said.

The Accomack branch will be moving to a five-acre site donated by Shore Bank located behind the Burger King on Route 13 in Onley.

“We are looking forward to being near the population center,” said Vincent — a population center that will expand much more with the relocation of Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital just west of the new library.

The 30,000 square-foot space will hold a children’s room, a teen room, a computer lab, an Eastern Shore history room, and a meeting space for up to 150 people. The meeting space will also be open after library hours for use by community groups. [Read more…]