Little Free Libraries

An international program, the Little Free Libraries found a way into the Friends' hearts. It's motto of 'take a book, leave a book' seemed like a natural extension of our Portsmouth library mission. 

About Little Free Libraries

The Friends first partnered with the Global Youth Action group to have local teens build LFLs.


Those were successfully placed. Now, we have 5 built by the Portsmouth Service League which are available to area non-profits and groups.


The Friends offer to share our book donations with the LFL owners and to register them with the international listing which puts them on the world map.

LFLs have been donated to and are installed at:


Wesley Community Center, Gail Harts Dance, Parkview Community Garden, Cradock Community Garden, Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve, Portsmouth Christian School, Hampton Roads Regional Jail (and awaiting installation is the Portsmouth Community Library Museum).

Little Free Libraries are currently

Out of Stock

We'll update our website as soon as they're available again. 

Contact the Friends

Contact the President, Amanda Taft at 850.319.6000 or email us at friendsofportsmouthlibrary@gmail.com.

Book Nook

4934 High St. W.

Portsmouth, VA

(at the Churchland Library)


Hours: Mon-Fri from 11-5

4th, 5th Saturdays, 10-2

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Main Book Sale

601 Court St,

Portsmouth, VA 23704

(at the Main Library)

Hours: 1st Fridays, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Saturdays, 10-2

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