All Norfolk Public Libraries will be closed on Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day.  Please note - the Slover Library will be closed on Sunday, May 29 and Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day.   

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    Daniel Bennett Group

    Jazz trio performs at Pretlow Anchor Branch Library and Slover Library!

    10/23/2015 4:28 PM

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    Some Bunny Needs a Name!

    The Zoo has two new education rabbits that need naming!

    10/13/2015 6:06 PM

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    NPL to Host Digital Bookmobile National Tour Event

    The Digital Bookmobile National Tour will showcase the digital content services available at NPL at the Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch on Saturday, October 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. At this event, readers of all ages will learn how to access eBooks from NPL through interactive demonstrations and high-definition instructional videos.

    09/24/2015 3:48 PM

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    NPL Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month!

    From September 15 to October 15, The Norfolk Public Library will join thousands of schools, libraries and organizations across the country in the national celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

    09/16/2015 2:45 PM

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    Norfolk’s International Azalea Festival Archives Reveal Rich History

    The Norfolk NATO Festival recently donated the contents of its archives to Slover Library’s Sargeant Memorial Collection, the repository of our region’s history. The collection includes posters, martini glasses, tiaras, sashes, photographs, portraits of queens and much, much more.

    09/08/2015 11:35 AM

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    NPL Foundation Announces Bookmobile Fundraising Campaign

    The NPL Foundation is embarking on a new fundraising campaign to raise $350,000 for a new, modern Bookmobile.

    08/20/2015 3:51 PM

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    NPL Adds New Formats with Hoopla Digital

    You can now stream or download music, eAudiobooks, eBooks, and graphic novels using the hoopla platform!

    08/04/2015 5:58 PM

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    Seven Year Tourney Participant Takes It All!

    More than 200 people attended the 2015 Teen Tech Week Gaming Tournament last March. Teens battled fiercely for the grand prize, a Samsung Galaxy Tablet. In the end, Aaron Heywood beat them all!

    05/15/2015 3:25 PM

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    NPL Wins Award for African-American History Month Program

    On Friday, April 24, 2015, Norfolk Public Library (NPL) was awarded the Outstanding Adult Program Award for its “Slover Library African-American History Month Honors Program” at the Virginia Public Library Directors Association Conference at Graves Mountain Lodge in Syria, VA.

    04/30/2015 1:20 PM

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    Building a Sense of Community: "7 Cities, 1 Book"

    This spring, Norfolk Public Library joins the region in a literary collaborative to promote reading and build a sense of community by encouraging residents throughout Hampton Roads to read and discuss the 1953 novel, "Fahrenheit 451," by Ray Bradbury. NPL will offer programs based on the novel from April 13-May 18.

    04/09/2015 7:58 AM

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    What's all the hoopla about?

    NPL has partnered with hoopla digital to give patrons online and mobile access to free movies and TV shows. From Hollywood blockbusters to independent films, you can access a full catalog of titles from the comfort of your couch!

    03/11/2015 5:15 PM

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    Lend a Helping Hand during TREK for Civility Week

    Join us for a variety of films, performances and Storytimes that focus on building tolerance, respect, empathy and kindness (TREK) in our surrounding community as we kick off Norfolk Public Library's (NPL) initiative, TREK for Civility.

    01/14/2015 3:34 PM

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    The new Slover Library officially opens at 10 a.m. January 9, 2015 with the First Book Checkout ceremony with Mayor Paul D. Fraim, Jane Batten, major donors and the Slover Library Foundation. There is a Grand Opening celebration weekend planned January 10 and 11. Events are free and open to the public including Dr. Seuss-inspired activities, games, entertainment and even The Cat in the Hat!

    12/19/2014 3:23 PM

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    Library Board of Trustees Meeting- Public is Invited

    The Board of Trustees will discuss on November 18 a revision to the NPL Juvenile Internet Access Policy as it relates to recent changes in the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA).

    10/30/2014 3:20 PM

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    Celebrate American Indian Heritage Month

    National American Indian Heritage Month is celebrated every November honoring the original peoples of America and their contributions to the past, present, and future.


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    Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

    Explore Hispanic history and culture with special events at NPL for all ages, Sept. 15-Oct. 15.

    09/08/2014 12:00 PM

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    Summer Reading Results Are In!

    "Paws" to Congratulate Our Grand Prize Winners

    08/28/2014 1:47 PM

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    Listen Up! eAudiobooks Now Available

    Tune in to hands-free reading with NPL's new eAudiobooks


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    Sargeant Memorial Collection Temporary Closure

    NPL's Local History & Genealogy Collection to Close After Aug. 30, 2014.

    07/29/2014 10:09 AM

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    Sneak Peek of Slover Library Technology

    Slover Library Preview Center Open Monday-Friday, 11AM-2PM Starting March 3, 2014.