October 16, 2019
Northampton Free Library Daughters of the American Revolution

By Cara Burton

(NASSAWADOX, VIRGINIA) October 15, 2019 – The Northampton Free Library (NFL) in Nassawadox has been a hub of activity recently.  The Northampton County Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) selected the location for their Day of Service project.  DAR members cleaned up the property by raking a truckload of leaves and brush, a great contribution of time.  The library was also the recipient of a private donation from an individual of 1.5 acres of property behind the building for the purpose of future growth for this active community library.

NFL was started by volunteers and was later incorporated into the Eastern Shore Public Library System as a branch library, receiving full oversight and benefits of the bi-county system.  ESPL Library Staff recently created an exhibit of Northampton-Accomack Memorial Hospital selected archival material for display at NFL.  The archives are part of the ESPL collections, which will be stored in the future Eastern Shore of Virginia Heritage Center in the new regional library in Parksley.  Visitors can see the exhibit during all hours of operation at the Nassawadox branch.

NFL is located at 7745 Seaside Road in Nassawadox.  In addition to the library, Nassawadox is home to the Brownsville Nature Preserve of The Nature Conservancy, the Peninsula Tractor Organization Agricultural Museum, a Healthy Communities Walking Trail, and several thriving businesses.  Individuals can support NFL with a membership to the Friends of Northampton Free Library or by making donations to ESPL designated for NFL.

A library card from NFL provides full borrowing privileges at all four ESPL system libraries that include Accomac, Cape Charles, and Chincoteague libraries.  For more information about Northampton Free Library visit espl.org or call NFL directly at (757) 414-0010.


Listen Live!


Local Weather

October 3, 2023, 10:00 am
0 mph
real feel: 68°F
current pressure: 1023 mb
humidity: 86%
wind speed: 0 mph N
Windgusts: 11 mph
UV-Index: 2.15
sunrise: 6:59 am
sunset: 6:43 pm

Visit our sponsors



Pep Up