Ann Rutledge is the Librarian at the Cape Charles Memorial Library. Sharon Silvey is the Library Assistant.
The Library began in a private home in 1919 and in 1926 it was moved to the vacated First Presbyterian Church. This shingle, Victorian building was built in 1900. The Northampton Memorial Library was dedicated in 1927 to the memory of local men who died in World War I and was the first memorial library in Virginia. A bronze tablet bearing their names is located on the front wall of the library. In 2009, the name was changed to the Cape Charles Memorial Library.
The Cape Charles Memorial Library provides library services to the citizens of our community, providing resources to educate and stimulate. Eastern Shore residents can receive a library card by bringing proof of residency at the time of application. The Cape Charles Memorial Library shares an affiliation with the Eastern Shore Public Library in Accomac and shares its collection through an Internet catalog. Two weekly delivery pickup services allow material to move between locations. The Cape Charles Memorial Library contains current and popular books, books on tape and CDs, videos and DVDs, large print books, books in Spanish, a basic reference collection, two newspapers, and magazines. Six computers are available for public use. All books are checked out for four weeks except for best sellers. DVDs and videos check out for two weeks. The Cape Charles Memorial Library also offers a weekly storytime program for Toddlers & Preschoolers on Thursdays at 10:30, a Summer Reading Program, and special programs for children and adults.