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.

Women in History Book Club

Women’s History Month

Each week we will read a picture book on some famous women and talk about their achievements and things we can do to make a difference. “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” – Jane Goodall

 (School Age)

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