The Eastern Shore Public Library will hold two public information meetings with updated conceptual drawings on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. A presentation in Accomack will take place at 10:00 a.m. at the Parksley Fire House, 18431 Dunne Avenue in Parksley. A second presentation will take place in Northampton County at 2:00 p.m. in the Board Room, 2nd floor, of the County Administration Building, 16404 Courthouse Road in Eastville. Both presentations are free and open to the public. Architects from Waller, Todd, and Sadler will present the conceptual drawings that have been updated since public meetings in early 2016. Local historians will also describe the plans for the new Heritage Center for Eastern Shore of Virginia History, Genealogy, and Culture that will be located in the new regional library in Parksley.
In late 2015, the library board of trustees approved a plan to move the main library to Parksley, Virginia after renovating the vacant Fresh Pride store and building an addition. The current main library in Accomac, built in 1965, will be closed. The new regional library, a five million dollar project, will help the library provide the modern services, equipment, space, and materials the Eastern Shore of Virginia needs in the information age of the twenty-first century. The new regional library is expected to open in mid-2019. For more information, call (757) 787-3400 or visit the ESPL Foundation’s website at www.shorelibrary.com.