of the Portsmouth Public Library
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Book Nook
4934 High St. W.
Portsmouth, VA

at the Churchland Library

Select books for sale at modest prices


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Halfway Through
March 6, 2015
11 am to 12 pm

March 6, 2015
12 pm to 6 pm

March 7, 2015
10 am to 4 pm

Call Carol
Programs in 2015
see our Facebook page for details!

The Junior Volunteer program now has two members. Nic, who trained for a year and has turned 16, now has his own shift at the Book Nook on Tuesdays, 3-5. Please go by and say hello to him. Martin has just begun and is sharing a shift on Mondays, 3-5. Starting soon, the junior volunteers will meet on certain Fridays at the Downtown Sale location to sort and shelve books. A draft flyer/application is being created and can be found on our facebook page. Anyone interested please email us at: webmaster

Book Crawl
Make your own Portsmouth
Book Crawl!

Book Owl Books

Childrens Hospital of Kings Daughters Store

Churchland Book Nook

Downtown Monthly Friends' Sale


Jeannie's Used Books
Book Crawl
Portsmouth - Downtown 1st full weekend of each month , Churchland Branch ongoing

Chesapeake - 3rd Saturday, Branch ongoing

Norfolk - Annual sale at Main Branch

Suffolk - 1st full weekend of each month

Virginia Beach - Main ongoing
Book Crawl
We're on!
2015 Board Members
Glenn Tinsley, president
Public relations coordinator
Carol Hines, vice-president
Sales coordinator
Charles Bowles, treasurer
Marketing coordinator
Judy Walker, secretary
Volunteer coordinator
Tiffany Pierce, treasurer
Accounting coordinator
Jan Davis
Aquisitions coordinator
Rose Mary Rakowskil
Print coordinator
Diane Brunk
Book Nook Manager
Edith Blake
Re-donations coordinator
Anna Delcour
Children's coordinator
Jasmine Cutler
Visual/Media Arts coordinator

We are still seeking an appreciation coordinator, a community coordinator and a programs coordinator.
NEW PRICING at both locations: 
Hardbacks $2
Softbacks $1
Children's $.50
All else $.25
(We are no longer selling 'books by the inch')
# of members - 153
# of volunteers - 59
# of programs assisted - 7
  • Local History Room
  • Summer Reading
  • General Library Fund
  • 2nd Tuesday Forum
  • Portsmouth Reads
  • Portsmouth Community Library Museum
  • Supporters of Portsmouth Public Art
# of years operating - 40
# of books at sale -15,100
# of cds at sale - 1100
# of dvds at sale - 600
# of avg dealers at sale - 12
# of avg people at sale - too many to count!
# of volunteers at sale - 14
# of books donated to us - too many to count!
Monday, March 2,
10 a.m.-12 p.m. Manor
Board Meeting Agenda

1. Board members reports
2. Newsletter
3. Volunteer meeting
4. New Business
5. Next meeting April 6, Churchland
Thank you to our lifetime members who invested in us, volunteered with us, and stood with us in the history of the Friends -

Charles Burgess
Dean/Peggy Burgess
Hans/Gabrielle Bielenstein
Henry Barham
Louis/Isabel Brenner
Milt/Sarah Brown
Edie Carmichael
Anne Carney
Vincent Cherry
John/Carole Duckett
Joy Dean
Barbara Early
John Eastwood
Carolyn Gettier
Thomas Garrett
Cynthia Horen
David Herring
Linda Hayden
Miriam Hartman
Fred Jeffcoate
Lorene Jacobsen
Ellen Kohls
Florence Karp
David Lannik
John/Jeanne Larcombe
Joseph/Margaret Leech
David Lindhauer
Fleet Morgan
Kenneth Melvin
Paul/Debbie Moore
Olde Towne
Sarah Pugh
Zelma Rivkin
Clarita Rivera
Glenda Richard
Ward Robinett
Wanda Russo
Catherine Sears
Donna Westbrook
Sally Williams
Mary Ziv

Art at Downtown Sale

Jasmine, a student at the TCC Visual Arts Center and our board member for visual arts, has arranged for art for sale to be displayed on the four walls spaces in the front room by a different artist every month.

She is responsible for the display case in the lobby of the Churchland Branch.

Vince Kornegay, a local musician, will be appearing at the Manor and Cradock branches over the final two Saturdays of February. Vince will show up with his guitar and serenade the library in celebration of "Love Your Library" month. He has a great Face Book page and great You Tube videos.

We posted video clips courtesy of Jonnetta on our facebook page. (If you listen carefully, you can hear her singing along.)

Also, for "Love Your Library" month, the Friends delivered big candy hearts filled with chocolates for Valentine's Day. Due to scheduling, two were left in the outside return boxes-hopefully one of the more pleasant things found in the return box!

Wonder if anyone saw sidewalk rebuses marking ' I heart library'?