Library Director assails government interference

The outgoing Executive Director of the Wicomico Public Library blamed interference by certain County Council members and, at times, intimidation and bullying, as the reason for her recent resignation. “I just feel like the county government needs to get out of the way and let the Library Director run the library along with the Board […]

Library Director cites county struggles in planned exit

Ashley Teagle, Executive Director of the Wicomico Public Library, will leave Oct. 23, after less than two years on the job. Her decision to accept a new position with a regional library system was based in part on ongoing funding struggles and tension between the library and county officials. “It’s been a frustrating time,” she […]

Lights of Literacy recognizes nine ‘literacy luminaries’

Awards and proclamations were presented at the annual Light of Literacy Awards last week, where nine recipients were honored for being literacy luminaries. Hosted by Friends of Wicomico Public Libraries, the awards “recognize the power of everyday individuals doing extraordinary work in promoting the power of literacy throughout the community.” “The Light of Literacy Awards […]

Ashley Teagle named to lead Wicomico libraries system

The Wicomico Public Library’s Board of Trustees on Thursday named former Salisbury resident Ashley Teagle as the new Executive Director. Teagle has most recently served as Branch Manager of the Waldorf West Branch of the Charles County Public Library in southern Maryland. She replaces Andrea Berstler, who accepted the top position in the Carroll County […]

Wicomico Libraries director leaving for Carroll County

Wicomico County Public Libraries Executive Director Andrea Berstler will be leaving her position in October to head the library system in Maryland’s Carroll County. The announcement was made by officials in Carroll County. In an email circulated to community business leaders, Berstler said her final day in Salisbury will be Oct. 13. She will begin […]

Wicomico Library gets needed computer upgrades

Three years after planning began, the Wicomico County Library, “is getting software as a 21st Century facility,” Director Andrea Berstler said. The library has entered into a partnership with seven other Eastern Shore counties and the Eastern Shore Regional Library to provide an “all-inclusive integrated library catalog to keep track of items, store information and […]