Accomac Gets New Library

Mar 16, 2017
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The Virginia’s Eastern Shore is about to get new library.

It will be located in Accomac in a former grocery store building.

The facility will include expansion and renovation of the structure that will ultimately provide 11-thousand square feet of space.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that is around half of the size recommended for the surrounding population.

The local government did explore expanding the current building even the possible purchase of adjacent property.

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Dover’s old library is up for sale with an appraisal of $1.6 million.

The city council members voted last week to seek a private real estate company to handle the deal.

WBOC reports that Mayor Robin Christiansen says there have been several offers in the past for the property.

The Mayor says that the building can be used as is and that it is in compliance with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The Patricia Guerrieri Academic Commons on the campus of Salisbury University officially opened yesterday.

It now become the biggest structure on the campus with 221-thousand square feet.

Featuring the school’s library University President Janet Dudley-Eshbach said she wanted this facility to be a place where students could gather, study and learn.

With temperatures in the 90’s Sussex County has announced it is opening up four cooling stations.

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Sussex County through 6 p.m.

These stations include the County Administration Office in Georgetown as well as the public libraries in Greenwood, Milton and the South Coastal branch in Bethany Beach.

Paramedics will also make routine stops and answer any heat related questions.

There will also be free bottled water available at the County Administration building for those suffering from the heat.

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There’s a new library coming to Crisfield.

Residents can now see the steel frame rising up from the ground with work crews on site.

It’s located at 100 Collins Street.

The library will all be on one level with a number of computers for the public including a couple for teens.

In addition, there will be early literacy and after-school Edge learning stations for children.          

One highlight will be a 3-D printer for the public to use.

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TOWSON, Md. (AP) - Towson University officials have given an all-clear after the school's library and media center were evacuated after a man called school police and said he was in the library with a gun.

University spokesman Ray Feldmann said by phone that the man called the university police communications center about 6:30 p.m. Monday. Feldmann says the man said he was in Cook Library and armed with a gun.

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There was a public signing yesterday of a 30-foot-long 1,000 pound steel beam on the campus of Salisbury University.

It will be put on the top floor of the new 122-thousand square-foot building that will be the Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons.

Salisbury University President Janet Dudley-Eshbach told those gathered in Red Square that this was a celebration of a building that will benefit not only the campus but the community.

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New Castle County plans to spend $7.7 million on the Glasgow Park.

They plan to upgrade historic buildings, improve its farmers market and build a petting zoo.

County Executive Tom Gordon also plans to build a state of the art library.

He told the Wilmington News Journal that it’s all part of his effort to spend the money where it will do the most good.

A developer wanted the land that is now the park for commercial development before the county purchased the land and its historic buildings for $15 million eleven years ago.

DOVER, Del. (AP) - State officials are signing a memorandum of understanding that will join the Dover Air Force Library with Delaware's library system.

Gov. Jack Markell planned to be on hand Monday for the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the Delaware Division of Libraries and Delaware Library Catalog Consortium.

Dover base vice commander Col. Kevin Gordon also was to join local officials and State Librarian Dr. Annie Norman for the event.

In Crisfield officials broke ground this weekend for a new 15-thousand square-foot library.

On hand was state Senator Jim Mathias who called it a beautiful day for the town that last year was hit by Superstorm Sandy.

The old library is a cramped and aging structure on East Main Street but did escape damage from the 5-foot storm surge.

Plans for a new library laid in 2007 were pushed forward with a library campaign as a result of the storm.

Construction is expected to take a year or so.