Friends of the Virginia Beach Public Library

Friends of the Virginia Beach Public Library We've been raising funds and supporting the Virginia Beach Public Library since 1976.

Operating as usual

We are open! And accepting credit cards!
08/05/2021

We are open! And accepting credit cards!

03/13/2020

Friends bookshop in Central Library will be closed starting Monday March 16th until further notice due to the coronavirus.

We have sales in the bookshop!
02/26/2020

We have sales in the bookshop!

Friends of the Virginia Beach Public Library's cover photo
09/18/2019

Friends of the Virginia Beach Public Library's cover photo

05/22/2019

The Friends Bookshop is located inside the
Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
4100 Virginia Beach Boulevard
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
(757) 385-0150
Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.;
Friday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday Closed during the Summer
Regular Non Sale Prices:
Hardcover $3
Large Paperbacks $2
Children’s & Youth $1Hc and $.50 paperbacks
Newly Published Fiction H.C. $5
We also carry at various prices Old & Antique Books

Note: hours are limited to the availability of volunteers!

Thought this fit. Good Survey
01/27/2019

Thought this fit. Good Survey

Check out our ad in the paper today.
01/17/2019

Check out our ad in the paper today.

BOGO SALE is still on going!
01/13/2019

BOGO SALE is still on going!

4100 VIRGINIA BEACH BLVD, VA BEACH VA 23452757 385 013010-5PM Most days depending on Volunteer Availability
01/04/2019

4100 VIRGINIA BEACH BLVD, VA BEACH VA 23452
757 385 0130
10-5PM Most days depending on Volunteer Availability

With funding from memberships and book sale proceeds, the Friends of VBPL are happy to support exciting Virginia Beach P...
10/17/2018

With funding from memberships and book sale proceeds, the Friends of VBPL are happy to support exciting Virginia Beach Public Library programs like Science Play Day.

Our second annual Science Play Day was a super success! More than 150 children and family members explored topics including bees, dinosaurs, circuits, chemistry, the skeletal system, robots, reptiles, satellites and more. Library staff and teen volunteers hosted stations inside and outside the library where children could enjoy hands-on experiments and crafts. Community partners including the Back Bay Amateur Astronomers, Lynnhaven River Now and local butterfly, beekeeping and reptile organizations also hosted tables. Special thanks to the Friends of the Virginia Beach Public Library for funding this and other STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) programs at VBPL. 🐢🦋🐝🦕🕵️‍♀️🤖🧠🥕🌡️🔭

07/27/2018
Virginia Beach Public Library

When the last week of Virginia Beach Public Library's Summer Reading Challenge coincides with Shark Week! 🤣🦈📚 Watch this video and be sure to log your books at www.VBgov.com/SRC and pick up prizes by Aug. 4!! The Friends of the Virginia Beach Public Library are proud to provide funding for this program!

It's the FINal week to log your reading for our Summer Reading Challege!

The Friends of Virginia Beach Public Library group is proud to support the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program, one ...
07/19/2018

The Friends of Virginia Beach Public Library group is proud to support the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program, one of many important early literacy initiatives offered by Virginia Beach Public Library.

Congratulations to Greyson H. who recently completed VBPL's "1,000 Books Before Kindergarten" challenge and received his certificate and book bag at our Bayside Area Library! 🏆🙌 🎉 Greyson is one of 136 children who has achieved the milestone since our program began in 2015. To register your child, visit https://tinyurl.com/yahn7vj8. Thanks to the Friends of the Virginia Beach Public Library for funding this program!

The Friends are proud supporters of Virginia Beach Public Library's Summer Reading Challenge, providing more than $40,00...
06/11/2018
Virginia Beach Public Library

The Friends are proud supporters of Virginia Beach Public Library's Summer Reading Challenge, providing more than $40,000 in funding for prizes and performers for it this summer. Be sure to register for this program and tell a friend!

Ready, set, read! Our 2018 Summer Reading Challenge has officially launched! Visit www.VBgov.com/SRC to register yourself and your family and start tracking your reading to receive great prizes! E-books, magazines, comic books, audiobooks - it all counts in this challenge!

Can you relate? If so, don't miss our Buy One, Get One FREE book sale this Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at a...
05/15/2018

Can you relate? If so, don't miss our Buy One, Get One FREE book sale this Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at all Virginia Beach Public Library locations (except Wahab Law Library). We'll have books for all ages and in a wide variety of genres, all BOGO!

No lies here.

Book Riot
04/20/2018

Book Riot

The struggle is real 😥

Have you visited the wonderful Friends Book Shop at the MEO Central Library on Virginia Beach Blvd?  You'll find hundred...
02/14/2018

Have you visited the wonderful Friends Book Shop at the MEO Central Library on Virginia Beach Blvd? You'll find hundreds of like-new and gently used books, DVDs, audiobooks and more - all at remarkably low prices! Do something good for yourself and your library - come shop the Friends Book Shop this week! Call 385-0130 for hours.

Running low on things to read?  Did you know that your nearby VB Public Library branch has a Friends Book Nook with a co...
01/18/2018

Running low on things to read? Did you know that your nearby VB Public Library branch has a Friends Book Nook with a constantly changing selection of gently used books (at VERY low prices)? Every library is different! (The photo is of the charming Book Nook at the Oceanfront Library.)

So, if you can't get to the wonderful Friends Book Shop at the Central Library - ask your neighborhood librarians where their book sales shelves are! Books for a good cause - supporting your library!

Maybe it's time to check in at your Virginia Beach Public Library branch to see what they are up to!
01/06/2018

Maybe it's time to check in at your Virginia Beach Public Library branch to see what they are up to!

THANK YOU to all the brilliant, enthusiastic book lovers who came out yesterday to support the book sales at their favor...
10/15/2017

THANK YOU to all the brilliant, enthusiastic book lovers who came out yesterday to support the book sales at their favorite VB libraries!
It was a very successful sale, a good time was had by all, books went off to new homes and we raised a lot of funds to support library programs.

Book Sale volunteers and customers-
YOU ROCK!!! ❤️❤️❤️

It's always a great time to find wonderful, gently used books at the Friends Book Shop and the surprising Book Nooks in ...
09/22/2017

It's always a great time to find wonderful, gently used books at the Friends Book Shop and the surprising Book Nooks in area libraries! Every purchase helps your library provide free programs for Virginia Beach families.

A library is so much more than a collection of books.
09/03/2017

A library is so much more than a collection of books.

Friends volunteers spend Friday mornings sorting through donations of books, CDs and movies to find great selections for...
09/01/2017

Friends volunteers spend Friday mornings sorting through donations of books, CDs and movies to find great selections for YOU at our Book Store and neighborhood Book Nooks! This is hard work! Check out the "before/after" at the donation center.

And now, we're starting to set up for the annual fall City-Wide Libraries Book Sale! October 14th, from 10 am - 2 pm at your local library branch! Mark your calendars now!

Cool weather is coming - so get ready to stock up for winter with great buys on used books at the Friends Book Shop at t...
08/29/2017

Cool weather is coming - so get ready to stock up for winter with great buys on used books at the Friends Book Shop at the Central Library or any of the neighborhood library Book Nooks! You'll be amazed at what great buys you will find!

Take a look at the newly expanded Book Nook at the Oceanfront Library!

More Bang for your Buck Sale at Friends Book Shop--Children's Books-5 for $1 through March 16.Blue Tag books (antique&co...
03/11/2017

More Bang for your Buck Sale at Friends Book Shop--
Children's Books-5 for $1 through March 16.

Blue Tag books (antique&collectible) are Half-Price through March 30.

Cool Nights Hot Jazz.  Funded in part by Friends. Were you there?
02/12/2017

Cool Nights Hot Jazz. Funded in part by Friends. Were you there?

Virginia Beach Public Library
01/06/2017

Virginia Beach Public Library

All Virginia Beach Public Library locations will be closed Saturday, Jan. 7 due to the impending winter weather. Stay safe and warm! Remember, you can always visit us online and download digital books, magazines, movies, music and more at www.VBgov.com/digital-library

Children and Teen books 10 for $1 at Friends Book Shop inside Central Library (while supplies last)
12/31/2016

Children and Teen books 10 for $1 at Friends Book Shop inside Central Library (while supplies last)

Christmas Eve in Iceland anyone??
12/22/2016

Christmas Eve in Iceland anyone??

12/21/2016
Virginia Beach Public Library

Virginia Beach Public Library

More than 400 people attended our “Holidays Around the World” event at Central Library which highlighted holiday and cultural traditions from around the globe and here in our community. Presenters included Tidewater Chinese School, Three Branch River Grove, Virginia MOCA, Virginia Beach History Museums, West Indies United, South Eastern Virginia Arts Association and more. It was a full day with music, crafts, face-painting, storytime, a visit with Santa, 3D printing demos and more. The festivities ended with a high energy Dragon and Lion Dance by the Jow Ga School of Kung Fu, representing Chinese New Year. Thanks to the Friends of the Virginia Beach Public Library for funding the event!

BOGO Free Clearance Sales!!Friends Book Shop at Central--Adult hardcover fiction and DVDsFriends Book Nooks at Great and...
12/17/2016

BOGO Free Clearance Sales!!
Friends Book Shop at Central--Adult hardcover fiction and DVDs
Friends Book Nooks at Great and Joint-Use- all items.

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4100 Virginia Beach Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA
23452

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 4pm
Tuesday 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 10am - 4pm
Thursday 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Sunday 1pm - 4pm

Telephone

(757) 385-0130

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Friends of the Virginia Beach Public Library

The Friends of Virginia Beach Public Library is a non-profit, volunteer organization bringing together citizens who actively support the library through volunteering, advocacy and fundraising.

The Friends support library services and programs through proceeds from sales of gently used books at the Friends Book Shop in the Central Library and in Book Nooks in each library branch location. If your family enjoys the library and the free programs it provides, including the Summer Reading Challenge, Preschool Storytimes, Teen Programs, Adult Classes and more, you’ll be happy to know that the dedicated Friends volunteers are raising the money to keep those programs happening.

You can help, too - become a member of the Friends of the Virginia Beach Public Library! Membership information is available at all library branches. And please consider becoming a volunteer to help with book sorting, shop keeping and special events like our annual Book Sale.

vbgov.com/friends

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