Update on Library Status in Accomac

John Edmonds recently wrote a letter to the editor of Eastern Shore News regarding the status of the library

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Library Meets Challenge Grant

Laura Lucas reports that the library has raised $75,000 to secure Morgan Foundation funding.

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Frances Latimer Tribute in the Accomac Library


Frances Lattimer

Friends will talk about Frances and her latest book, Life for Me Ain't Been No Crystal Stair. Refreshments will be served.












Family continues library tradition July 2012

Pictured are John W. Edmonds IV, Katharine Holland Edmonds, Mrs Franklin Edmonds and Mrs John
Edmonds III

“The Eastern Shore Public Library is part of our family heritage,” says John W. Edmonds IV, who continues that tradition today by serving as President of the Eastern Shore Public Library Foundation. “My grandmother believed very strongly that a library was central to the quality of life of a community, and she dedicated herself to making a library a reality for the Eastern Shore.”

And with plans for a new library under way, the Edmonds family again is in a position of leadership. John Edmonds IV is heading up the Foundation, and last year the major gift to the library was made by him, his mother, Mrs. John Edmonds, III, and his aunt, Mrs. Franklin Edmonds.

“I think if my grandmother could see what a modern library does today, she would be very surprised.

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Community meetings held for residents’ input May 2012

Dozens of Eastern Shore of Virginia residents brainstormed at four locations in Accomack and Northampton counties about what they would like to see included in the new Main Library.

The most popular idea was to design the building around an Eastern Shore theme – highlighting the region’s history and culture.  Expanding the Eastern Shore Room was also important to participants.  Other elements receiving support included an environmentally friendly design, flexible space for meetings, classes and other activities, dedicated space for computer users, a separate area for teens and a café.