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 the Public
December 7, 2013
12 pm to 6 pm
Saturday December 8, 2013
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
Rare Books at This Month's Sale
We just received some very old law books from the city dating back to the 1800's. The book sales are always the first full weekend of the month and are held at the Downtown Library located at 601 Court Street.
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 January 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.
Book Nook's Hours Expanded
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!