of the Portsmouth Public Library
Be sure and visit our
4934 High St. W.
at the Churchland Library
Select books for sale at modest prices
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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February 6, 2015
11 am to 12 pm
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
February 6, 2015
12 pm to 6 pm
February 7, 2015
10 am to 4 pm
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. ..
Make your own Portsmouth
Book Owl Books
Borderless Comics and Collectibles
Childrens Hospital of Kings Daughters Store
Churchland Book Nook
Downtown Monthly Friends' Sale
Jeannie's Used Books
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
We're on booksalefinder.com!
2015 Board Members
Glenn Tinsley, president
Public relations coordinator
Carol Hines, vice-president
Charles Bowles, treasurer
Judy Walker, secretary
Tiffany Pierce, treasurer
Rose Mary Rakowskil
Book Nook Manager
Visual/Media Arts coordinator
We are still seeking an appreciation coordinator, a community coordinator and a programs coordinator.
NEW PRICING at both locations:
All else $.25
(We are no longer selling 'books by the inch')
# of members - 149
# of volunteers - 60
# of programs assisted - 7
- 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 -
Special Sale Price:
$1 all hardbacks!
Books to Movies