The Janaf Branch of Norfolk Public Library opened in 1966. It is named for the shopping center, which is an acronym for “Joint Army, Navy, Air Force.” Janaf, Inc. was formed by retired U. S. Navy officer James Beazley as an investment organization catering to active and retired members of the military. The future site of the shopping center was purchased in 1954, and the first phase of Janaf Shopping Center opened in December 1959.
Learn more about using the Janaf Branch meeting room.
Teen Volunteer Orientation
- Date: 01/30/2014 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
- Location: Janaf Branch Library
124 Janaf Shopping Center
Norfolk, Virginia 23502
Adopt-A-Shelf: Maintain an assigned shelf for one or two hours, once or twice weekly. Familiarity with the Dewey decimal system is helpful.
Read with a Teen: Through a shared reading program, help school age children develop reading fluency and comprehension while building self-confidence. Must love books and kids!