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Message from the Director

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Sonal Rastogi, Director of Libraries

Hello Friends!

The arrival of warm weather always signals fun and happy times at Norfolk Public Library (NPL). Are you as excited as we are about this summer? Chances are, you are making big plans to travel, hit the pool or beach with friends, get outdoors in the sun, and enjoy relaxing evenings on the porch. As you map out your activities for the summer season, whatever they are, be sure to include a visit to Norfolk Public Library on your to-do list.

If you don’t have a Norfolk Public Library card already, we encourage you to get yours this summer by visiting any branch and showing a photo ID and proof of residence in Virginia. Anyone in Virginia can get a Norfolk Public Library card, and your card not only entitles you to free high-quality programs and resources, but you can also borrow musical instruments, science and technology equipment like telescopes and GoPro cameras, mobile hotspots, and even I Love Virginia Parks Backpacks with hiking gear!

NPL has thousands of books, materials, eBooks and eAudiobooks for your reading enjoyment, and we are thrilled to provide our wonderful community with hundreds of programs this summer. This year’s line-up includes the regular fare; performers, concerts, art, STEM/STEAM, storytelling, petting zoos, and so much more! We’re also excited to welcome several of our partner organizations in Hampton Roads who are bringing their special programs to us. We’ll have visits from the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center, Virginia Living Museum, Virginia Air & Space Museum, Mad Science, and others.

Programs have been conveniently scheduled at all neighborhood branches and are for all age groups. The best part is─they’re FREE! Sign up for NPL’s annual Summer Reading Program that runs from June 29 to August 10. Register online beginning June 29th at and read all summer long for your chance to win prizes!

There’s no end to the FUN you might discover at NPL! Be sure to pick up your summer classes and events guide at any Norfolk Public Library branch, or go online to to stay up-to-date with library happenings.

Summers are made for memories, and we want this year to be your best summer yet. Make NPL your summer destination!


Yours Truly,

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