of the Portsmouth Public Library
Be sure and visit our

Book Nook
4934 High St. W.
Portsmouth, VA

at the Churchland Library

Select books for sale at modest prices


Next Book Sale
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:
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Thank you!
February 6, 2015
11 am to 12 pm

February 6, 2015
12 pm to 6 pm

February 7, 2015
10 am to 4 pm

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

Friends to Friends
Sharing our donations with other Portsmouth nonprofit groups. Edith Blake is the 2015 Friends to Friends Coordinator and will be available one day a month Downtown for pick ups!

Anna Delcour is the 2015 Children's Programs Coordinator further promoting the Friends' interest in existing Portsmouth programs and pursuing new opportunities including the Junior Volunteer program. ..

Book Crawl
Make your own Portsmouth
Book Crawl!

Book Owl Books

Borderless Comics and Collectibles

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 - 149
# of volunteers - 60
# of programs assisted - 7
  • Local History Room
  • Summer Reading
  • General Library Fund
  • 2nd Tuesday Forum
  • Portsmouth Reads
  • Portsmouth (Colored) 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!
"The ABC's and Ds of Medicare"
Senior Services of Eastern Virginia

As part of the Second Tuesday Forum Series, the above program  was presented on Tuesday, January 13.

Peope in attendance found it was very informative and timely. As part of their agency initiative to provide coverage to Portsmouth, a representative will become available in the area on an every other month basis! Hopefully opportunities to meet at the library branches will be incorporated into the agency schedule!

Monday, February 2,
10 a.m.-12 p.m. Cradock
Board Meeting Agenda

1. Transitions 2014 updates
2. Board members reports
3. March 1, newsletter deadline
4. New Business
5. Next meeting March 2, Manor
To 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

Special Sale Price:
$1 all hardbacks!

New arrivals
Science Fiction
Ghost Stories
Cook Books
Local Authors
Books to Movies