of the Portsmouth Public Library
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4934 High St. W.
at the Churchland Library
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June 5, 2015
11 am to 12 pm
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
June 5, 2015
12 pm to 6 pm
June 6, 2015
10 am to 4 pm
WE PICK UP YOUR BOOKS!
The Junior Volunteer program now has five members. The junior volunteers meet on Fridays at the Downtown location at 1 p.m. to sort, shelve books and work on special projects, programs, and events. They also help at the monthly downtown sales. This is for ages 12-17. A reference and parental permission are required. The juniors and a parent agree to abide by the By-laws of the Friends and the Library Code of Conduct. Anyone interested please email us at: webmaster
Make your own Portsmouth
Book Owl Books
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
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 - 177
# of volunteers - 78
# of programs assisted - 7
- 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!
Thank you to our lifetime members who invested in us, volunteered with us, and stood with us in the history of the Friends -
Olde Towne Business Assoc.
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.
My name is Nicolas Delcour. I have been working with Friends of the Portsmouth Library for several years and was the first junior volunteers trained unter the guidance of the Friends. My work has included shelving books, helping with the monthly book sale and working the desk at the Churchland branch Book Nook. I have met many new people, found new books and rediscovered old classics.
Reading has shaped my life from a very young age. It started when my dad would read the Bible and other books to me as a baby in the hospital. Even before I could read, I was flipping through picture books, books from my parents' shelves and even the phone book. Then, I started reading for myself, and it hasn't stopped. Now, I read five to ten books at a time. Some of my favorites are "The Silmarillion" by J. R. R. Tolkien, "The Chronicles of Narnia" by C. S. Lewis among many others. Working with books and talking with others who share my passion for reading every week is such a privilege. Working with Friends has been a dream come true.
My fellow junior volunteers and I love the Friends junior volunteer program and are grateful for the chance to work in furthering the literacy of our community. I have so many ideas for the future of the junior volunteer program with the hope of keeping the love of reading alive for generations to come. I think with the fresh outlook of the Junior Volunteers and the mentorship we recieve from the adult volunteers we work with, this program will go far.
Little Free Libraries
1. 118 Webster Ave.
2. Court Street Academy, 447 Court Street
Visiting the Downtown Library?
Improvements to the street in front mean that parking in the deck or at meters a block away is available!