Message from the Director

Sonal Rastogi- head shot(1)I am thrilled to introduce myself as your director of libraries! I first began my career with Norfolk Public Library (NPL) back in October 1995. Since then, I’ve worked in a variety of positions at NPL, from library associate to more recently, assistant library director.

I’ve witnessed first-hand tremendous growth and improvements to Norfolk’s Public Libraries. Our branches are bustling hubs of information, technology and resources for the Norfolk community. I am proud to be a part of a library system that strives to create a city of readers, where the active pursuit of learning and civility begins at birth, and continues through one’s lifetime.

My vision for NPL is to enhance our level of service to the public and within the organization by embracing the community initiative, Choose Civility. This model emphasizes respect, empathy, and consideration at every opportunity when interacting with others. We hope that you find our branches to be welcoming places, and that our friendly staff exceeds your expectations.

Recently, renovations were completed at the Blyden Branch Library as part of the City’s Neighbors Building Neighborhoods initiative, making the branch more fun, interactive and inviting. Construction for the Slover Memorial Library is well underway in downtown Norfolk, and it is projected to open late 2014. NPL also launched a new eBooks collection providing access to reading anytime, anywhere.

Lastly, know that my door is always open to you. Feel free to contact me at (757) 664-7328 ext. 309.

I look forward to serving you!


Sonal Rastogi
Director of Libraries

Sonal Rastogi
Director of Libraries
Norfolk Public Library
Administrative Offices and Service Center
1155 Pineridge Road
Norfolk, VA 23502
Phone: (757) 664-7328
Fax: (757) 441-5863