of the Portsmouth Public Library, Inc.
Be sure and visit our
at the Churchland Library
Select books for sale at modest prices
Monday - Saturday
11 - 5
Open to Public
March 7, 2014
12 pm to 6 pm
March 8, 2014
10 am to 4 pm
Books sold by the inch $1.25/in. Hardbacks, $.75/in paperbacks, LP Albums, Videos, Harlequin Romance Collection
Look for our directional signs in Olde Towne
601 Court Street
4934 High St W
2014 Annual Dues are now due! Look for your notice in the mail or click on the Membership button to the left and follow the instructions. Don't wait and feel free to increase your category of membership!
Giant book sale planned for March
Don't miss the opportunity to find great books at terrific prices at the March Book Sale! It's Friday, March 7. Postponed this Saturday March 8 only. Books sold by the inch $1.25/in. Hardbacks, $.75/in paperbacks, LP Albums, Videos, Harlequin Romance Collection
Book donations needed
Friends of Portsmouth Public Library needs book donations. We use these donations to sell at our monthly book sales at the downtown library and at our store, Book Nook, located in Churchland. The sales finance many wonderful improvements to our libraries. Books should be in good conditions, boxed and bagged and ready for easy pickup. Call one of the numbers below to schedule a pickup today!
New team is ready to pick up your books
Jan and Wayne Davis are our new book pickup volunteer team. Here is their contact information: (home) 757.393.1372 or (mobile) 919.624.4212 ; their email is email@example.com
100 Years of Service
2014 is the 100th year anniversary of the Portsmouth Public Library. Keep on the lookout for information regarding the celebration!.
Friends Donate to Portsmouth Reads
Recently, the Friends donated $10,000 to the Portsmouth Reads organization. It is a non-profit group under the umbrella of the Portsmouth Schools Foundation. Their focus is teaching adults to read and/or improve their reading skills.
Contribution made to African American Historical Society
The Friends donated $3,000 to the African American Historical Society of Portsmouth towards their efforts to restore and open the building that once housed Portsmouth's Colored Library.
Friends Help Spruce Up Libraries
Friends paid for new blinds to be installed on the windows of the new meeting room at the main library ($998); new shades and blinds for the Cradock Branch ($1,400) and are in the process of working with an installer to put new carpet in the Manor Branch (the same carpet has been there since 1976). Carpet cost is something over $14,000.
Bits and Pieces
FOPPL also sponsors the Second Tuesday Forum sponsored by the library. We donate $350 for this
We are members of the Olde Towne Business Association & donated $100 for their Safe Trick or Treat for Halloween
Working together to promote our library
Workshop Builds Team Spirit
Just before Thanksgiving, under the direction of Glenn Tinsley, Friends of the Library volunteer and Book Nook manager, the Churchland library staff participated in an altered book workshop.
Staff members transformed old books, long past their prime, into masterpieces. This collaborative effort was a great team building exercise and also has resulted in a beautiful display for the rotunda, just in time for the holidays.
Friends of Portsmouth Public Library's Book Nook used bookstore now has expanded hours to accomodate patrons.
Located within the Churchland Library at 4934 High Street West in Portsmouth, the Book Nook offers hundreds of terrific books at deals that can't be beat.
Come by and shop for that special holiday book. The new hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
Shopping at the Book Nook and at our downtown Library book sales are two ways that you can help the Friends support our library. We hope to see you there soon!
The Book Nook located at the Churchland Branch of the Portsmouth Public Library needs a few really good volunteers to help us grow!
Shifts run in two-hour increments, once a week. It's easy, fun and a great way to spend quality time at your beloved library.
Volunteers should be warm, friendly, dependable and love working with the general public.
For more information, please contact Glenn Tinsley at:
There are few things as satisfying as finding a great book. The only thing better is finding a great book at a fabulous price. And, that's just what hundreds of people discover every month at the Friends of Portsmouth Public Library Book Sale.
The monthly book sale is held at the downtown library, located at 601 Court Street, Portsmouth, Virginia. There is an enormous number of books, spanning every possible subject. Books sold by the inch $1.25/in. Hardbacks, $.75/in paperbacks.
Come by first Friday between noon and 6 p.m., and first Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Call Jan and Wayne Davis to schedule the pickup of your donated books.
Those donations are sold at our monthly sale and at our Book Nook store, and the proceeds fund all kinds of improvements and programs at your beloved public library.
Call 757-393-1372 (home) or 919-624-4212 (mobile))
$13,000 donated to Library
Friends of Portsmouth Public Library president Jeanne Larcombe (left) hands library director Todd Elliott a check for $13,000.
The donation came from the 2013 sales at the downtown library and Book Nook located within the Churchland branch.
Volunteers sought for digitization project
The Library is undertaking a large project to digitize printed materials, and it needs your help. For more information, please click here.