Library Programs

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Year-Round Preschool "Tales for Tots": Preschool Stories, Crafts, Songs & Finger Plays

The books, songs, finger plays, and crafts are specifically geared to preschool children from almost 3 years old to 5 years old. Accommodations will be made for quiet study in the front room of the library for older children who are accompanying their preschool siblings. Parents/grandparents and/or guardians must accompany their children. Please note: Story time will be canceled if the Accomack County Schools are closed due to snow or ice. Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for photos and the latest news.

Click here to view or download the Storytime flyer.

Tales for Tots Schedule: Thursday @ 10am.

  • Winter: January 8 - February 19, 2015
  • Spring: March 19 - May 21, 2015
  • Summer: June 25 - August 20, 2015

Special Programs

  • "C-Shells" on August 13 at 10 a.m.
  • "Zoo 2 You Program" from the Salisbury Zoo on August 20 at 3 p.m.

Nancy's Book Club

Nancy's Book Club meets at the Library on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 11:00 am. Nancy's Book Club is named in memory of one of its founding members, Nancy Roberts.

Island Readers Group

The Island Readers Group meets at the Library on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

Our Latest Newsletter

The most recent edition of The Island Library Review is now available for viewing or download in PDF format. Just follow this link to read it.


We are always in need of volunteers! Interested? Contact Harriet Lonergan at (757) 336-3460.

The Island Oral History Project

The Library Board is committed to maintaining its interest and leadership in preserving Chincoteague’s history and heritage for future generations. The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities was the original sponsor of the project; it is now funded through your donations.

To learn more, visit our Island Oral History Project page.

If interested in donating to or assisting with the Project, please contact us at (757) 336-3460

2012 Spring Preschool Reading Program

Eastern Shore Public Library