of the Portsmouth Public Library, Inc.
Be sure and visit our

Book Nook

at the Churchland Library

Select books for sale at modest prices

Monday - Saturday
11 - 5 

Open to Public
November 7, 2014
12 pm to 6 pm

November 8, 2014
10 am to 4 pm

Call Carol

4934 High St W
Portsmouth, VA
Next Book Sale
Friends News
Working together to promote our library
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:
Great Deals New Books
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We need your books

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! 

Call Jan and Wayne Davis to schedule the pickup of your donated books.
757 393-1372 or 919 624-4212
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Holiday books are out!
New vintage book section hidden behind history!!
Huge selection of autographed books!!!
Students Club Selections
On display at the Downtown library.
Students Club is one of the many groups that meets at the public space at Churchland branch!
October 19, 2014
Friends Business
Elizabeth Psimas surprises outgoing president, Jeanne Larcombe

At the beginning of the October 19th business meeting of the Friends, Elizabeth Psimas appeared to represent the Portsmouth City Council. She greeted the group, presented the president, Jeanne Larcombe, with a gift and proceeded to read aloud a proclamation from the City Council in appreciation of the contributions made to Portsmouth by Jeanne Larcombe in her capacity as president of the Friends of the Library.  The proclamation declared Sunday, October 19, 2014 to be Jeanne Larcombe day in Portsmouth.
New Book Nook Manager for 2015
With an impressive background in business and management, Diane Brunk has agreed to start anew January 1. Thank you Diane! .
Elections held
Nomination committee reported. Elections were held. Glenn Tinsley is president, Carol Hines is vice-president. Charles Bowles is treasurer. Judy Walker is secretary. Additional board confirmations will be announced as confirmed. 
Todd Elliott spoke on behalf of the Portsmouth Public Libraries recounting the projects realized with the Friends', led by Jeanne, efforts.
Sue Burton spoke as a long time friend and a long time member of the Friends. She spoke of their mutual bond of the Friends' work.
Jeanne spoke to the support of her husband, John - applause all around!
New Donations Downtown
Large Selection of 'Signed By Author' Books - perfect for Holiday Giving

Also almost every title in the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" series!