The Blyden Branch opened July 19, 1921 in a single room of the original Booker T. Washington High School on Princess Anne Road.  It provided library service for the city’s approximately 43,000 African American residents, and was the first library for African Americans supported by a municipality in Virginia.  Blyden Branch moved to Johnson Avenue and Church Street in 1938 and to its current location at 879 E. Princess Anne Road in 1957.

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     the history of Blyden Branch, and its

     namesake, Edward Wilmont Blyden.

 

eBooks Training

eBooks Now AvailableLearn to browse, borrow, hold, download and return NPL eBooks on a PC or mobile device. Demonstrations will include modeling on a PC with several devices available for practice. You are welcome to bring your own ereader or mobile device.

Contact the branch to register.

Prerequisites: Participants must have an NPL library card number and PIN. 

(Note: Customers who don’t live, work or own property in the City of Norfolk will need to pay an annual fee of $35 to access eBooks.) 


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