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.

Tales for Tots Schedule:

Thursdays at 10 AM (Please check our Facebook page for exact dates and topics. Or call the Library at 757-336-3460 for more information.)

Special Programs

Special programs for older children are in the planning stages. Check Facebook for details.

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 Reader's Group

The Island Readers Group meets at the Library on the 3rd Tuessday 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.

Chincoteague Island Life History Project

The Chincoteague Island Life History Project is collaborative effort undertaken by the Museum of Chincoteague Island and the Chincoteague Island Library. The aims of this project are to preserve the voices and stories of the people of Chincoteague Island. By asking island residents to share the stories of their lives, the project hopes to create an archive that provides deep insight into the culture, heritage, and history of this fascinating barrier island community.

To learn more, visit our Chincoteague Island Life History 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