The Barron F. Black Branch Library was dedicated on Sunday, June 26, 1977 and officially opened to the public on July 1. Its name was chosen to honor Barron Foster Black, who served as chairman of the Norfolk Foundation, chairman of Board of the Friends of the Norfolk Public Library Trust Fund, and established the Norfolk Historic Foundation in the early 1960s. Black also generously gave towards building a new central library for the City of Norfolk, and was instrumental in the preservation of the historical Willoughby-Baylor House and the 1971 Taylor-Whittle House.

Learn more about using the meeting room at Barron F. Black Branch.

Scrabble Play & Learn

Whether you’re a spelling champ or just learning the game, drop in for word-formation fun while practicing for The Literacy Partnership’s Scrabble for Literacy tournaments! The free student tournament will be held February 21, and the adult fundraising event will be February 28. Sign up at www.LiteracyPartnership.org.  (Family, Ages 8 +)


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