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
August 1, 2014
12 pm to 6 pm

August 2, 2014
10 am to 4 pm

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 on Books
There are few things as satisfying as finding a great book. The only thing better is finding a great book at a fabulous price. And, that's just what hundreds of people discover every month at the Friends of Portsmouth Public Library Book Sale.

The monthly book sale is held at the downtown library, located at 601 Court Street, Portsmouth, Virginia. There is an enormous number of books, spanning every possible subject. Books sold by the inch $1.25/in. Hardbacks, $.75/in paperbacks.

Come by first Friday between noon and 6 p.m., and first Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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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
Put on Your Thinking Caps
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2015 will say goodbye to our President, Vice-president and Secretary. A nominating committee is looking for people interested in serving in those positions. Per the By-laws:

" The President shall impartially preside over and conduct general meetings, appoint all committee chairs, and be an ex-oficio member of all committees except the Nominating Committee. The President shall have ultimate authority and responsibility for the supervision of all affairs of the Corporation. Send thank you cards for donations and higher level memberships.

The Vice-President shall perform the duties of the President in the absence of the President, and be in charge of public relations and publicity for the Friends of the Portsmouth Public Library.

The Secretary shall record attendance at all meetings, take minutes at all meetings, provide copies of previous meetings at the subsequent meeting, get well and sympathy cards as requested."

Interested? Email Glenn Tinsley at "".
Summer is here!
    Friends of the library is adding prizes to the Adult and Teen Summer Reading Programs this summer. Upon completion of the program, participant's names are placed in a drawing. This year the winners will receive an e-reader!
    Among the many activities held as part of the program, workshops were held that included robotics, coding, altered books, modge podge, weaving. Below is an altered book from one of the teen readers at Manor branch.
Vinyl is not dead!
We have an awesome collection of records. That's right, vinyl. A recently donated record player to the downtown sale gives an opportunity to hear some tunes while you browse. Come by and rebuild your collections - you can rewind the clock.
Tuesday, May 27, the Portsmouth City Council recognized the 100th Anniversary of the Portsmouth Public Library and the 40th Anniversary of the Friends of the Portsmouth Public Library! Mayor Kenny Wright read proclamations highlighting the contributions of both. As well, Todd Elliott addressed the room sharing his enthusiasm and appreciation for the library and the city of Portsmouth. Jeanne Larcombe addressed the group sharing her unique vision of the Friends' past acheivements.A brief video is posted on the Friends Face Book page.
100th and 40th Respective Anniversaries Recognized
Mayor Kenny Wright reads the proclamation to Jeanne, Edie, Rose Mary, Wanda, Carol, Kevin, Glenn, Sue, Rachel and John.
Carol and Glenn speak with Donna Corbus from the city of Portsmouth, a new member of the Friends!
Recent donations Downtown!
Newspaper Calendar
We made the Virginia Pilot Currents section calendar!
Portsmouth's first Little Free Library
118 Webster Avenue
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