ACCOMAC, Va.- The main branch of the Eastern Shore Public Library in Accomack County is moving to Parksley. The library's Board of Trustee's unanimously approved a $5 million plan to renovate and expand a former grocery store location in Parksley. The library must raise $3 million of the $5 million to build the state-of the-art library.
Bob Mayes uses the main library location often and said he's supportive of the new library, but thinks there's a better option.
"I actually think the original siting in Onley would have been even better, but of course that's not what happened," he said. "It's even more centrally located in terms of transportation routes; you know a lot of people that use the library depend on public transportation."
Once funding is secured, the renovation and move to the Parksley location would give the library 20,000-square-feet of space. Rachelle Luttig, library specialist ,said, " We'll have more room to grow our collection, computer space, children's areas and have things we really need."
There is no projected timeline for when the renovations for the new library will begin, as the property has not been purchased yet.