The purpose of the Friends of the Norfolk Public Library (FNPL) is to organize, encourage and strengthen public support for the Norfolk Public Library and to enrich the total resources and facilities of the Library. Since being founded in 1956, members have engaged in a variety of activities from raising money to fostering a love for reading and learning. Those efforts include:
- Raising money for the new book fund by organizing used book sales
- Lobbying for increased state and local funding and improvement of existing facilities
- Funding special needs of the library such as the Summer Reading Program, and the annual Book Review Contest
The library provides expert assistance and free access to an incredible range of materials. From the classics to business journals, beloved children's books to Internet access, biographies to video blockbusters, the latest fiction to current events, you'll find it at the library. As a Friend of the Norfolk Public Library, you will ensure that the library remains a vital and progressive force in the life of our community.
Become a Friend of the Norfolk Public Library!
Join the Friends and enjoy the satisfaction of knowing you are supporting one of our community's greatest assets. As a Friend, you will receive our monthly newsletter and will have the opportunity to attend Preview Book Sale events. Your membership (October 1 - September 30) sends the clear message that state-of-the-art library services matter to you and to our city. Join the Friends and champion the cause of maintaining a library system second to none. A quality library system enhances the richness of a community for all citizens. Join us and make the Norfolk Public Library YOUR library today.
To join or renew your membership by mailing a check, please click here.