• PixelFest 2.017

    This year's PixelFest includes an art exhibition that's currently on display!

    02/28/2017 11:28 AM

  • It's My NPL! Initiative

    Starting a new year with you!


  • 2nd Annual LGBT Film Festival

    NPL hosted a two-day film festival leading up to Hampton Roads PrideFest.


  • Broad Creek Anchor Branch Underway

    Beam signing held for new anchor branch.


  • The Summer Events Guide

    Don't miss any of our free programs and events.

    02/21/2017 1:05 PM

  • Norfolk Public Library to Break Ground on New Anchor Branch


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    Summer Reading Program is Just Around the Corner!

    Get ready to read books, attend special programs and win prizes with NPL's Summer Reading Program, "Read for the Win." The program runs from June 25 through August 6, 2016.

    04/13/2016 4:14 PM

  • NPL Branch Plaque Dedication Ceremonies

    Norfolk Public Library is honoring the namesakes and neighborhoods of its library branches in plaque dedication ceremonies, and you are cordially invited to be our guest!

    04/13/2016 12:30 PM

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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

  • Children's Festival 2014

    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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    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

  • TREK 2015

    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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