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Norfolk Public Library

Norfolk Public Library The Norfolk Public Library is the destination for families in Norfolk! Stop by one of our 12 locations or the Bookmobile for easy access to books, computers, online resources, and FREE programs for all ages.

The Norfolk Public Library offers equal opportunity access to information, high quality books and multimedia materials, programs, exhibits, and online resources to meet the needs of our diverse community for life-long learning. The library system consists of one main library, one anchor branch library, 10 neighborhood branches, and a Bookmobile.

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Need some fresh air? Want to get a couple extra steps in? As part of Lifelong Learning Week, Norfolk Public Library and ...
05/12/2022

Need some fresh air? Want to get a couple extra steps in? As part of Lifelong Learning Week, Norfolk Public Library and Norfolk Parks & Recreation have partnered up to present a spring StoryWalk at Plum Point Park!

StoryWalk is a fun way to blend reading and recreation. By placing a children's book along a walking path, a StoryWalk encourages people of all ages to build children's interest in reading and physical activity.

This StoryWalk will be available to the public until May 14th, 2022.

#believeinlearningnfk #LifelongLearning

Have your child pull up a seat and listen to our read-aloud story, "Jocelyn's Box of Socks," by Kristen L. Jackson. Tune...
05/12/2022
Jocelyn's Box of Sox Story for Toddlers + Preschool + Kindergarten | Mr. Boom Boom's Music Room

Have your child pull up a seat and listen to our read-aloud story, "Jocelyn's Box of Socks," by Kristen L. Jackson. Tune in for #MusicPlayPatrol videos every Thursday. Go to https://youtu.be/3Fj7hcWyuc0.

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Season 2, Episode 3#mrboomboomyoutube #mrboomboomsmusicroom #musicplaypatrolToday in Mr. Boom Boom's Music Room, we will be reading a silly story about a gir...

Did you know? We have six locations in the City of Norfolk with free access to books and DVDs. The best part --- grab wh...
05/12/2022

Did you know? We have six locations in the City of Norfolk with free access to books and DVDs. The best part --- grab what you want off the shelf, and you never need to return your selections! Visit our Express Book Nooks at:

Berkley Community Center - 121 W. Liberty Street
City Hall - 810 Union Street
Horace C. Downing Community Center - 555 E. Liberty Street
Huntersville Community Center - 830 Goff Street
Lamberts Point Community Center - 1251 W. 42nd Street
Norview Community Center - 6380 Sewells Point Road

www.norfolkpubliclibrary.org

Did you know? We have six locations in the City of Norfolk with free access to books and DVDs. The best part --- grab wh...
05/12/2022

Did you know? We have six locations in the City of Norfolk with free access to books and DVDs. The best part --- grab what you want off the shelf, and you never need to return your selections! Visit our Express Book Nooks at:

Berkley Community Center - 121 W. Liberty Street
City Hall - 810 Union Street
Horace C. Downing Community Center - 555 E. Liberty Street
Huntersville Community Center - 830 Goff Street
Lamberts Point Community Center - 1251 W. 42nd Street
Norview Community Center - 6380 Sewells Point Road

www.norfolkpubliclibrary.org

05/11/2022

We've got you covered! Connect up to 10 devices to the internet using a battery-powered mobile Wi-Fi hotspot. Borrow for #FREE with your Norfolk Public Library card for up to three weeks! Place a hold in the online catalog at www.norfolkpubliclibrary.org.
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Discover 365 days of FUN activities for your child in Spanish and English at daybydayva.org. #Read, #Sing, #Watch, #Danc...
05/11/2022

Discover 365 days of FUN activities for your child in Spanish and English at daybydayva.org. #Read, #Sing, #Watch, #Dance, and more!

This website is funded by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and hosted by the Library of Virginia.

#LearnNFK #believeinlearningnfk @believeinlearningnfk Believe in Learning Norfolk

NPL celebrates Jewish American Heritage Month in May. We've curated a list of books, videos, and websites to provide ins...
05/10/2022

NPL celebrates Jewish American Heritage Month in May. We've curated a list of books, videos, and websites to provide insight into the history of Jewish heritage and culture in America and the world. View our booklist at Visit https://bit.ly/3umUa02 to #learn more!

Have you registered for a Believe in Learning event yet? There are a whole host of activities for all ages.Little Creek ...
05/10/2022

Have you registered for a Believe in Learning event yet? There are a whole host of activities for all ages.

Little Creek Library is here to help you on your way with this fantastic display of Believe in Learning information.

Go to norfolk.gov/ll2022 to register!

#believeinlearningnfk #LifelongLearning

Believe in Learning Week is in full swing! Norfolk Public Library has a whole host of events that will be available all ...
05/09/2022

Believe in Learning Week is in full swing! Norfolk Public Library has a whole host of events that will be available all week long. Today's spotlight is on our Virtual African Storytelling.

Have you had a chance to watch? Storyteller Rita Cohen will be available May 7-14 on Zoom!

Link: bit.ly/3vKvL5e
Password: hSbc9k!Q

#believeinlearning

Stream thousands of music titles on hoopladigital.com 24/7, without fees, commercials, or waiting. There's something for...
05/09/2022

Stream thousands of music titles on hoopladigital.com 24/7, without fees, commercials, or waiting. There's something for everyone---lullabies and sing-a-longs for little listeners, trending tunes for teens, and hit music adults love! Did you know? The hoopla app even allows patrons to shuffle or repeat songs, creating a personalized listening experience.

Start listening now! #LearnNFK

Believe in Learning #NorfolkVA! We are excited to announce our first annual Lifelong Learning Week, May 7 - 14. Check ou...
05/08/2022

Believe in Learning #NorfolkVA! We are excited to announce our first annual Lifelong Learning Week, May 7 - 14. Check out FREE virtual, in-person and hybrid sessions for all ages.

Visit LLWeek2022.eventbrite.com to register.

#LearnNFK

Good morning! Today kicks off Believe in Learning Norfolk's Lifelong Learning Week! Join us TODAY from 11 AM-1 PM at the...
05/07/2022

Good morning! Today kicks off Believe in Learning Norfolk's Lifelong Learning Week! Join us TODAY from 11 AM-1 PM at the Jordan-Newby Anchor Branch Library at Broad Creek for fun, FREE activities for all ages.

#believeinlearningnfk

May is the month of the founding of Jamestown, Virginia, in 1607. It's also British American Heritage Month. Explore our...
05/06/2022

May is the month of the founding of Jamestown, Virginia, in 1607. It's also British American Heritage Month. Explore our booklist at https://bit.ly/3IsBHEi to find recently published fiction and nonfiction books, videos, and websites to #learn more about British American heritage from Jamestown to the present. #LearnNFK

Congratulations, Faith Williams! This 10th grade #MauryHighSchool student won NPL's Read with a Celebrity guessing conte...
05/06/2022

Congratulations, Faith Williams! This 10th grade #MauryHighSchool student won NPL's Read with a Celebrity guessing contest by correctly answering the question, "What NASA mathematician did Octavia Spencer play in a 2016 film?"

Faith's response? Dorothy Vaughan from Hidden Figures!

Dorothy Vaughan was a mathematician, human computer, expert FORTRAN programmer, and NASA's first African-American manager. Hidden Figures explores the critical roles Vaughan and other African-American women played at Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA.

For guessing correctly, Faith received an ALA READ poster of Octavia Spencer and a ceramic READ mug.

Tomorrow kicks off #LifelongLearningWeek in Norfolk! Norfolk Public Library is offering a bunch of great activities, inc...
05/06/2022

Tomorrow kicks off #LifelongLearningWeek in Norfolk!

Norfolk Public Library is offering a bunch of great activities, including a VIRTUAL AFRICAN STORYTELLING with Storyteller Rita Cohen. Join Rita as she tells a real African story, teaches you words from a language used in the region of the story, and provides music and dance accompaniment.

The event is free on Zoom and can be accessed at bit.ly/3vKvL5e.

#Believeinlearning

05/06/2022

Have you registered for Lifelong Learning Week (May 7 - 14). Sign up by TOMORROW, May 6, and you can win PRIZES.

Prizes:
READ totes with a puzzle of Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings “The Starry Night” and “Twelve Sunflowers."
NPL blanket
The book “Fearless” by Charlene Butts Ligon
Echo Dot smart speaker with clock and Alexa speaker
And more!

Visit LLWeek2022.eventbrite.com to register for FREE programming for the entire family! #LearnNFK

Looking for summer employment? The City of Norfolk has positions available for the Norfolk Emerging Leaders Program!
05/06/2022

Looking for summer employment? The City of Norfolk has positions available for the Norfolk Emerging Leaders Program!

We are still accepting applications for the 2022 Norfolk Emerging Leaders Program. Students ages 16 - 21 are encouraged to apply.

Gain valuable hands-on experience working with #NorfolkVA city departments, June 21 - August 12. Visit https://bit.ly/3fUV64U.

Are YOU ready to learn? A World of Learning in #NorfolkVA kicks off tomorrow at Jordan-Newby Anchor Branch at Broad Cree...
05/06/2022

Are YOU ready to learn? A World of Learning in #NorfolkVA kicks off tomorrow at Jordan-Newby Anchor Branch at Broad Creek!

From May 7th-14th, 2022, there will be a full week of awesome #lifelonglearning events for all ages.

Visit LLWeek2022.eventbrite.com to pre-register.

#LearnNFK

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05/06/2022

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Lifelong Learning Week (May 7 -14) sessions will be released soon! Be the first to know! Pre-register today! Visit LLWeek2022.eventbrite.com. #LearnNFK

From population and Census data to housing expenditures, users of DemographicsNow have access to demographic information...
05/05/2022

From population and Census data to housing expenditures, users of DemographicsNow have access to demographic information, including income, housing, race, age, education, retail spending, consumer expenditures, businesses, etc. Visit: https://bit.ly/Gale_BUS_DemoNow to learn more about how to use this free tool. #LearnNFK

May the Fourth be with you!It's #StarWarsDay at Norfolk Public Library! Visit Little Creek Library all month long for gr...
05/04/2022

May the Fourth be with you!

It's #StarWarsDay at Norfolk Public Library! Visit Little Creek Library all month long for great activities and check out our awesome displays of Star Wars books, graphic novels, and DVDs at Pretlow Library!

Make sure to check out NPL's #Hoopla and #Libby collections for Star Wars ebooks, music, and more!

Did you know? There are over 350 Star Wars books! Star Wars is one of the top five media franchises in the entire world and its series constitute one of the largest book canons.

We're OPEN TODAY from 10 AM to 6 PM. View hours and locations for all libraries: http://bit.ly/NPLlocations.

Are you listening? Tune into NPL’s Living Freely Mental Health Podcast and get tips for living your best life! Go to htt...
05/04/2022

Are you listening? Tune into NPL’s Living Freely Mental Health Podcast and get tips for living your best life! Go to https://anchor.fm/npl-living-freely.

@believeinlearningnfk Believe in Learning Norfolk

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is celebrated each May to commemorate the contributions of people of ...
05/03/2022

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is celebrated each May to commemorate the contributions of people of Asian and Pacific Islander descent in the United States. View our booklist to #learn more at http://bit.ly/2KAm7d3.

Believe in Learning Norfolk

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05/03/2022

Need a sample business plan? Gale Business: Entrepreneurship has nearly 700 plans! Visit https://bit.ly/3uiFj6r. Access the database for #Free with your Norfolk Public Library card!

#LearnNFK

NPL wants every child to be a strong #reader! Plan a trip to the library during Children’s Book Week, May 2-8, 2022. Hou...
05/02/2022

NPL wants every child to be a strong #reader! Plan a trip to the library during Children’s Book Week, May 2-8, 2022. Hours and locations: http://bit.ly/NPLlocations.

“From an early age, books were my constant companions and my local library, a place I could find a new friend on every shelf.” – Sarah Jessica Parker

#CBW #Read #LibrariesTransform

Hoopla bonus borrows are back from May 1-31, 2022. Choose from hundreds of titles that won’t count against your monthly ...
05/02/2022

Hoopla bonus borrows are back from May 1-31, 2022. Choose from hundreds of titles that won’t count against your monthly hoopla borrows! And, you still have access to hoopla’s instant collection of over 1,000,000 eBooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, music, comics, and more!

Visit hoopladigital.com to access your bonus borrows now and check out bit.ly/NPLBooksMore to see ALL that NPL offers 24/7!

#LearnNFK Believe in Learning Norfolk

Believe in Learning #NorfolkVA! We are excited to announce our first annual Lifelong Learning Week, May 7 - 14. Check ou...
05/01/2022

Believe in Learning #NorfolkVA! We are excited to announce our first annual Lifelong Learning Week, May 7 - 14. Check out FREE virtual, in-person and hybrid sessions for all ages.

Visit LLWeek2022.eventbrite.com to pre-register.

#LearnNFK

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(757) 664-7323

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The Norfolk Public Library became the first free public library in Virginia in 1904, and its collection includes classic and popular items from the late 19th century to today. NPL offers access to information, books, programs, and online resources to meet the needs of our diverse community for life-long learning. The library system consists of one main library, ten branch libraries, one anchor branch library, and the Bookmobile. All NPL library programs are free and open to the public.

We’re a Family Place library, offering free programs that focus on developing skills essential to literacy. Our local history and genealogy collection, the Sargeant Memorial Collection, is located at Slover Library and can be accessed online. NPL is also a selective depository library for government documents.

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Pick up a FREE #COVID19 at-home test kit at Slover Library and select Norfolk Public Library locations. Tests are available, first-come, first-served, while supplies last. Visit www.sloverlibrary.com or www.norfolkpubliclibrary.org for more information.
Lifelong Learning Week kicked off on May 7 at Norfolk Public Library Jordan-Newby Anchor Branch. Special thanks to our #BelieveinLearningPartners. 🤝 Want to learn more? Visit LLWeek2022.eventbrite.com to sign up for more FREE programs for the entire family! #LearnNFK
Thank you Norfolk Public Library for having us out for your Lifelong Learning Week Kickoff! #believeinlearningnfk
Bring your kids to see Goode Stories - Via Goode today at Norfolk Public Library, Jordan-Newby Anchor Branch at Broad Creek, starting at 12 pm. Her multicultural folktales are full of humor and surprises, and are perfect for young kids as they sing, chant, and repeat refrains. The program is part of the kickoff of Believe in Learning Norfolk's Lifelong Learning Week. Click on this link to register in advance and be entered into a drawing for prizes! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/believe-in-learning-a-world-of-learning-in-norfolk-tickets-269181488077?fbclid=IwAR0XhP9GInAf9A1QQ0_ZqYfx1cwBq9IcIRvtGROJoBgCeHnbgTrHCPKiLbk #storyteller #earlychildhoodeducation #artsed #artseducation
Lifelong Learning Week starts tomorrow, May 7! Register for FREE in-person, virtual and hybrid programming for ALL ages. Register at LLWeek2022.eventbrite.com and get entered in a drawing for PRIZES! Believe in Learning Norfolk Norfolk Public Library
May is #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth and Norfolk Public Library wants to know, are you listening? 🎧 Tune into NPL’s Living Freely Mental Health Podcast and get tips for living your best life! Go to https://anchor.fm/npl-living-freely. Believe in Learning Norfolk
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is celebrated each May to commemorate the contributions of people of Asian and Pacific Islander descent in the United States. View Norfolk Public Library's booklist to learn more at http://bit.ly/2KAm7d3. Believe in Learning Norfolk #AAPIHeritageMonth
Mark your calendar! Don't miss Goode Stories - Via Goode on Saturday, May 7th starting at 12 pm. Her multicultural folktales are full of humor and surprises, and are perfect for young kids as they sing, chant, and repeat refrains. The program is part of the kickoff of Believe in Learning Norfolk. Norfolk Public Library
#LifelongLearningWeek is only one week away. Have you registered for any of the FREE programs, activities, and special events being offered citywide? Go to LLWeek2022.eventbrite.com to sign up TODAY! Register by May 6 to be entered into random prize drawings courtesy of Norfolk Public Library. Join us for the kickoff event on Saturday, May 7 at 11 AM at the Jordan-Newby Anchor Branch Library. Let’s #Learn Norfolk!
#LifelongLearningWeek is only a week away! May 7 - 14, youth and adults can enjoy FREE in-person, online and hybrid programming. Register by May 6 and you will get the chance to win FREE prizes provided by Norfolk Public Library. #LearnNFK Register at LLWeek2022.eventbrite.com. Prizes: 🧩 READ totes with a puzzle of Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings “The Starry Night” and “Twelve Sunflowers." 🛌 NPL blanket 📖 The book “Fearless” by Charlene Butts Ligon 🔉 Echo Dot smart speaker with clock and Alexa speaker And more! Wondering what Believe in Learning Norfolk is all about! Check out this video featuring The Governor's School for the Arts and Mosaic Steel Orchestra
Get your child kindergarten-ready and prepare them to become lifelong learners by participating in the Norfolk Public Library Read 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program. 📚 SIGN UP at https://norfolk.beanstack.org/reader365.