What's New at the Library

STORY TIME IN THE PARK -- THURSDAYS @ 10:30 A.M.
Beginning Thursday, November 11th, library volunteer readers will be in Brianna's Kindness Park at 10:30 a.m. to read a few stories for preschoolers. Of course--this is "WEATHER PERMITTING" , and we will not be there on Thanksgiving Day.

Library Closed Saturday & Monday, 9/4 & 9/6
Open again at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 7th. Hope everyone has a great Labor Day!

SHERMAN, THE DELMARVA SHOREBIRDS MASCOT, COMING TO THE LIBRARY
Come out to meet Sherman on Thursday, August 12 at 10 a.m.!

Summer Children's Programs @ The Library
Please join us this summer for the programs listed below!

Salisbury Zoo 2 You Program at the Island Theatre
Children of all ages are invited by the Chincoteague Island Libraryto a special summer program on Monday, June 21 at 1:30 p.m. at the Island Theatre, Chincoteague. This program is put on by the Education Department of the Salisbury Zoo.

Summer Reading Challenge Begins
Registration will begin on May 27 and continue through July 8.

Summer Reading Challenge, Lubbock's Learners
A kick-off party, in person registration, and hand-outs of informational packets will be held on Thursday, May 27 from 3 - 6 p.m. The link for on-line registration follows: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1M9-ZFJiDY8bzMgZIzWWs_EloJFwEn_h761T4UqCeMpc/viewform?edit_requested=true

SUNSET CRUISE--JUNE 17 AT 6 P.M.
JOIN US FOR A SUNSET CRUISE ABOARD THE MARTHA LOU, DAISEY'S ISLAND CRUISES. INFORMATION BELOW.

NEW LIBRARY HOURS
We are extending Tuesday hours: Library will now be open Tues, Wed, Fri from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thurs from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Closed Sunday, Monday and major holidays.

LIBRRARY REOPENS THIS WEEK!
THE LIBRARY WILL REOPEN THIS TUESDAY, APRIL 13 AT 1 P.M. PLEASE CHECK OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION. WE'VE MISSED OUR PATRONS, VISITORS AND VOLUNTEERS!

EASTER TAKEAWAY ACTIVITY BAGS
PLEASE CALL THE LIBRARY AT 757-336-3460 DURING LIBRARY HOURS TO PICK UP AN ACTIVITY BAG FOR YOUR CHILD. THERE ARE 8 BAGS AVAILABLE FOR 3 YR OLDS AND 12 BAGS AVAILABLE FOR 4 - 8 YEAR OLDS. EACH BAG IS UNIQUE! HAPPY SPRING!

VIRTUAL TALES 4 TOTS
JOIN US FOR VIRTUAL TALES 4 TOTS ON YOU TUBE! BEGINNING THURSDAY, MARCH 25 AT 10 A.M. AND SHOWING FOR 6 WEEKS. STORIES AND INTERACTIVE FUN! PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

LIBRARY CLOSED TODAY, FEBRUARY 12 DUE TO SNOW!
THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED ALL DAY TODAY DUE TO THE SNOW STORM. WE WILL KEEP YOU POSTED REGARDING TOMORROW'S OPENING. THANKS FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.

BLBB Charitable Grant
Please see the press release below...

TAKEAWAY ACTIVITY BAGS FOR CHILDREN
Due to a great response, the library board and volunteers have assembled 25 additional activity bags: 20 for children 4 to 8 years old; and 5 for children 3 years old. Each bag is unique. Please call the library at 757-336-3460 during updated library hours to reserve your child's bag and arrange a time for porch pick-up. Thanks.

TAKE AWAY ACTIVITY BAGS FOR KIDS 4-8
First Call/first serve--"TAKE AWAY" ACITIVITY BAGS are available FREE for children between the ages of 4 and 8. Simply call the library 757-336-3460 during regular hours and reserve your child's bag for porch pick-up. Co-vid library hours: Tuesdays 1 - 4 pm; Wednesdays & Fridays 10 am to 4 pm; Thursdays 1 - 6 pm; Saturdays 10 am to 2 pm. Closed Sundays and Mondays.

IMPORTANT UPDATE--JANUARY 9, 2021
iN AN EFFORT TO KEEP OUR PATRONS, STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS SAFE, THE LIBRARY IS OPEN ONLY FOR PORCH PICK-UP. PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION POSTED BELOW. FOR MORE INFORMATION OR ASSISTANCE, PLEASE CALL THE LIBRARY DURING THE HOURS POSTED BELOW. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANING FUR THESE STRESSFUL TIMES.

VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE!
IN AN EFFORT TO KEEP OUR PATRONS, STAFF, VOLUNTEERS, AND VISITORS SAFE--THE CHINCOTEAGUE ISLAND LIBRARY WILL BE OPEN ONLY FOR PORCH PICKUP (BY RESERVATION) FOR AWHILE. RESERVATIONS MAY BE PICKED UP DURING THE FOLLOWING DAYS & HOURS: TUESDAYS FROM 1 - 4 PM, WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS FROM 10 AM TO 4 PM, THURSDAYS FROM 1 TO 4 PM, AND SATURDAYS FROM 10 AM TO 2 PM. THERE WILL BE SOMEONE TO ANSWER THE PHONE AND ASSIST YOU ON THOSE DAYS. THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED SUNDAYS, MONDAYS, AND MAJOR HOLIDAYS. PLEASE STAY SAFE AND WELL. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU IN 2021!

CALLING ALL STUDENTS IN GRADES 3 TO 5!
DO YOU NEED HELP WITH READING, MATH, HOMEWORK? Register now for one on one assistance. Please read the flyer below about our new Homework Club to assist students who are having issues with virtual learning. Our volunteers are ready to assist you. Registration is required. Need more information? Please call the library at 757-336-3460.

NEW LIBRARY HOURS
BEGINNING THIS WEEK, NOVEMBER 15, 2020: MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY: 10 AM TO 4 PM THURSDAY: 1 TO 6 PM SATURDAY: 10 AM TO 2 PM

HOMEWORK CLUB
FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 3, 4, AND 5. PRE=REGISTRATION IS NECESSARY. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE THE FLYER BELOW. THANKS!

Expanded Library Hours
Beginning September 1, 2020 the library will be open the following hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday: From 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED TUESDAY, AUGUST 4
THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED TUESDAY, AUGUST 4 ALL DAY DUE TO TROPICAL STORM WHICH IS EXPECTED TO HIT TOMORROW. RAIN AND HIGH WINDS ARE EXPECTED. WE SHOULD REOPEN ON WEDNESDAY AT 10 A.M.

Let's Communicate!
Please share your email address with us so we can keep you up to date on library news, let you know when your requested items are ready for pickup, and send you courtesy reminders for items that are nearing their due date.

Adjusted Library Hours Began July 1, 2020
Due to health and safety concerns, our new hours are: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday: 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

CHINCOTEAGUE ISLAND LIBRARY TURNS 25!
July 4, 1995, the Chincoteague Island Library began serving the residents and visitors of our Island and our Eastern Shore neighbors. Due to CO-VID 19 health concerns, all of the 25th Anniversary celebrations have been postponed to 2021. We hope you will join us next year in celebrating this historic milestone! A special thanks to our volunteers, staff, our loyal patrons, our donors,the Eastern Shore Public Library and the Town of Chincoteague for their overwhelming support the past 25 years.

Step 2 of Library Reopening
Step 2 of reopening the library will begin on July 1, 2020. Please read the information below for further information.

Beanstack link for ESPL Summer Reading Challenge
Please use the following to sign up for "Beanstack": https://espl.beanstack.org. Thanks! This is a correction to what was posted previously.

Eastern Shore Public Library Summer Reading
In addition to our Chincoteague Library's Summer Reading Program, Lubbock's Learners, we have partnered with the other Eastern Shore of Virginia Public Libraries to offer a summer reading challenge "Beanstack." This program is for children of all ages. Go to https://esplsandbox.beanstack.org/ to register.

Welcome to Step One of CIL Reopening
Beginning June 2, 2020, the Chincoteague Island Library will be initiating Step One of reopening the library. During Step One, online reserves may be made and picked up on the front porch--BY APPT ONLY. Please read the information below for more details. Thank you. We miss you all!

Summer Reading Challenge to begin May 1, 2020
Due to Co-vid 19, our library summer reading challenge will begin early on May 1 and run through August 15. Please check the Library's Facebook page for the most up-to-date information and the link for on-line registration.

























2012 Spring Preschool Reading Program

Eastern Shore Public Library