Friends of the Norfolk Public Library

Friends of the Norfolk Public Library You can never have too many friends! Please join the Friends of the Norfolk Public Library TODAY! You may also post questions here or send us a private message.
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The Friends of the Norfolk Public Library is a charitable organization, the purpose of which is to encourage and strengthen public support for the Norfolk Public Library and to enrich the total resources and facilities of the Library. For instance, the FNPL has funded the NPL Summer Reading Program for the past several years. To become a Friends member, please visit our website at www.norfolkpubli

clibrary.org/friends and click "membership." Interested in volunteering? Want to make a donation? Simply have a question? Please contact us at [email protected] or write to us at P. O. Box 3234, Norfolk, VA 23514.

Our city's 121st Little Free Library planted this week.Thanks to  , Tidewater Tech, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority for their...
03/15/2024

Our city's 121st Little Free Library planted this week.Thanks to , Tidewater Tech, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority for their support for Little Free Libraries in Norfolk. So proud to open the latest library at Norfolk Public Schools' Ingleside Elementary. Chesterfield Academy will be the next recipient in 3 weeks! Take a book. Share a book.

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — They are feeding the hungry while spreading literacy. Students in Norfolk are hard at work taking the concept of a “little library” to the next step. “I love…

Our 2024 Book Review Contest entries are due this Friday, March 15. You can find more information about the contest for ...
03/11/2024

Our 2024 Book Review Contest entries are due this Friday, March 15. You can find more information about the contest for grades 4-12 at www.friendsnplva.com. Happy writing!

Our purpose is to organize, encourage, and strengthen public support for the Norfolk Public Library (NPL), and to enrich the total resources and facilities of the library to benefit NPL patrons.

Read Across America event was a rousing success for all who participated.  Lots of happy children and adults alike left ...
03/03/2024

Read Across America event was a rousing success for all who participated. Lots of happy children and adults alike left with new favorite books. Stewards Barbara Wiegand, Reinetta Van and Linda Wheaton won Book Exchange Gift Certificates! Happy to share books and the afternoon with LFL stewards and area families.

Thank you to LFL steward and FNPL boardmember, Kathi Peterson Thomas and Coaster Coffee for your love of the community! 😊.

Extra! Extra! Our new member newsletter is out. Read for information on our annual Book Review Contest for ALL Norfolk s...
02/28/2024

Extra! Extra! Our new member newsletter is out. Read for information on our annual Book Review Contest for ALL Norfolk students. You can find more information on www.friendsnplva.com

02/10/2024

Find Little free libraries for the Scavenger Hunt here...

Friends of Norfolk Public Library Little Free Libraries Project

Please join us & invite your friends!
02/10/2024

Please join us & invite your friends!

Happy Valentine’s Day (coming up) to our Norfolk Public Library branches! Here’s a snap from the Larchmont library.
02/09/2024

Happy Valentine’s Day (coming up) to our Norfolk Public Library branches! Here’s a snap from the Larchmont library.

And this is why we do what we do for Norfolk Public Library and Norfolk's little free libraries.
02/07/2024

And this is why we do what we do for Norfolk Public Library and Norfolk's little free libraries.

It’s Black History Month. Celebrate with cinema!
02/01/2024

It’s Black History Month. Celebrate with cinema!

Celebrate Black History Month with Norfolk Public Library! Join us for Black Cinema Night each Wednesday in February at 5 p.m. First up, "The Wiz" (1978, G). Bring your popcorn!🍿

🏫 Downtown Branch at Slover
🗓️ Wednesdays in February (2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28)
⏰ 5-7 p.m.
📍 235 E. Plume St.
📲 757-431-7491


01/15/2024

“Love is the greatest force in the universe. It is the heartbeat of the moral cosmos.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

Have you tried this free service?
12/28/2023

Have you tried this free service?

Hey, guess what? As a library patron you have free access to hoopla! 👀

With 8 checkouts a month you can discover something new on the go! Check out audiobooks, eBooks, albums, tv shows, and more!
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Download the app today to get started on your journey!
City of Norfolk Government

12/24/2023

Happy Holidays to all our Friends!

Have you heard of Magzter? Magzter offers unlimited reading of 5,000+ magazines, newspapers and journals across 40+ cate...
12/15/2023

Have you heard of Magzter?

Magzter offers unlimited reading of 5,000+ magazines, newspapers and journals across 40+ categories. Use your Norfolk Public Library card to create a free account at https://mgztr.co/libraryapp.

Enjoy reading thousands of magazines and newspapers across 40+ categories and 60+ languages

12/04/2023

“The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.”
- Albert Einstein

Stock up for the holidays!
11/24/2023

Stock up for the holidays!

Great photos from our Books & Brew event!
11/13/2023

Great photos from our Books & Brew event!

Thank you all for a wonderful evening! Books & Brew was a success!
11/04/2023

Thank you all for a wonderful evening! Books & Brew was a success!

11/02/2023

Our annual event, Books & Brew (Vino Too!), is sold out! Please join us tomorrow and Saturday for Recycled Reads Used Book Sale: Nov. 3 & 4 (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.).

Thank you all for your support, while we support Norfolk Public Library!

It’s our week! We love supporting our libraries.
10/18/2023

It’s our week! We love supporting our libraries.

In honor of National Friends of Libraries Week, October 15 -21, 2023

We wanted to show our gratitude to Friends of the Norfolk Public Library !!!

City of Norfolk Government

Play and explore on Slover Library Second Floor- Reopens tomorrow!
09/15/2023

Play and explore on Slover Library Second Floor- Reopens tomorrow!

✨🎉 Good news! The 2nd Floor Children’s Area at Slover will reopen to the public tomorrow, Saturday, September 16, at 9 a.m.

Thank you for being so patient while we completed renovations.

See you soon!

Join us tonight!
09/07/2023

Join us tonight!

This event is coming in hot. Please join us at Jazz on the River, a free concert for the community on Thursday, September 7, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Thanks to Norfolk Public Library and City of Norfolk Government for the support.

This event is coming in hot. Please join us at Jazz on the River, a free concert for the community on Thursday, Septembe...
08/23/2023

This event is coming in hot. Please join us at Jazz on the River, a free concert for the community on Thursday, September 7, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Thanks to Norfolk Public Library and City of Norfolk Government for the support.

Check out this treasure trove of vintage photos! Another perk of Norfolk Public Library.
08/23/2023

Check out this treasure trove of vintage photos! Another perk of Norfolk Public Library.

Congratulations to the Summer Reading Program Grand Prize Winner!
08/16/2023

Congratulations to the Summer Reading Program Grand Prize Winner!

Congratulations to our Youth SRP Grand Prize winner, Elijah Spencer!

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The Friends of the Norfolk Public Library is an all-volunteer charitable organization, the purpose of which is to encourage and strengthen public support for the Norfolk Public Library and to enrich the total resources and facilities of the Library. For instance, the FNPL funds NPL programming including the Summer Reading Program, Tales to Tails, the annual Book Review Contest, and, most recently, 20 Little Free Libraries placed in neighborhoods throughout the City! To become a Friends member, please visit our website at www.norfolkpubliclibrary.org/friends and click "membership." You may also post questions here or send us a private message. Interested in volunteering? Want to make a donation? Simply have a question? Please contact us at [email protected] or write to us at P. O. Box 3234, Norfolk, VA 23514.

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