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Your LIBRARY News and Events from Norfolk Public Library and the Friends of NPL I July/August
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2012 Friends of the Norfolk Public Library (FNPL)
Book Review Contest
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B ook R eview C ontest w inne R s
Jonah Dister (Maury high school)-
Best overall review
Best Overall:
Jonah Dister
Maury High School
Mrs. Kershasky

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T he afternoon of May 20, 2012, was an exciting one for several Norfolk

students who were honored as the winners of the Annual FNPL Book

Review Contest. Local author Michael D’Orso delivered a few remarks

as the afternoon’s guest speaker, after which, attention turned to

presenting awards to the students in front of an audience of proud

 

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Second Place:

Third Place:

Laura Read

Shreya Nagabhirava

Addison Palmer

Norfolk Academy

Norfolk Academy

Larchmont Elementary

Mrs. Lonergan

Mrs. Lonergan

Mrs. Phillips

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parents, family members, friends, teachers, and school administrators.

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First Place:

 

Mrs. Costanza

 

Anne Hickey

Brooke

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Rodney Baylor

Saint Patrick Catholic School

Second Place:

Saint Patrick Catholic School

Mrs. Costanza

Third Place:

Larrymore Elementary

Ms. Proefrock

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First Place:

Aven Parker

Lily Berz

Ellie Maus

Saint Patrick Catholic School

Mrs. Costanza

Second Place:

Norfolk Collegiate

Mr. Smith

Third Place:

Norfolk Collegiate

Mr. Smith

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First Place:

Meridith Townsend

Veronica Lai

Phoebe Gruccio

Norfolk Collegiate

Mrs. Hastings

Second Place:

Norfolk Collegiate

Mrs. Hastings

Third Place:

Saint Patrick Catholic School

Mrs.

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First Place:

Nick Sarris

Norfolk Collegiate

Mrs. Belle

Second Place:

Sophie Jacobson

Norfolk Academy

 

Mr. Doar

The book review contest is sponsored each year by the FNPL to

encourage reading and critical thinking, and is open to Norfolk public,

Third Place:

Allison Kesser

Norfolk Collegiate

Mrs. Belle

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private, and home-schooled students in grades 4-12. The winning reviews

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were selected from more than 2,100 entries. Winners received gift certifi-

First Place:

Ben Fleenor

Nicholas Miller

Amelia Dobbs

Norfolk Academy

Mrs. Hopkins

cates to Prince Books, and every student who entered the contest received

Second Place:

Maury High School

Mr. Saunders

a certificate of participation. Jonah Dister, a senior at Maury High School, won

Third Place:

Maury High School

Mr. Saunders

Best Overall Review. Listed at right are the 2012 winners for all grade levels.

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First Place:

Chloe Thor

Maury High School

Mrs. Otto

 

Second Place:

Joseph Jackson

India Williams-Valle

Maury High School

Mrs. Otto

 

Third Place:

Maury High School

Mrs. Bozza

 

A Special Thank You to ...

The 2012 Book Review Contest Committee

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The FNPL Book Review Chairs: Katherine Rocca and Susan Paxton

First Place:

Scarlett Saunders

Maury High School

Mrs. Bozza

 

Second Place:

Jackson Hasper

Frances Coronel

Maury High School

Mrs. Kershasky

Third Place:

Maury High School

 

Mrs. Bozza

     
 

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First Place:

Hannah Crockett

Ben Cheatwood

Anna Cronin

Maury High School

Mrs. Kershasky

Second Place:

Maury High School

Mrs. Kershasky

Third Place:

Maury High School

Mrs. Kershasky

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A Day in the Life of Norfolk

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Norfolk Journal and Guide

Digital Newspaper Database

TumbleBookLibrary Now Available Online:

Ebooks for E-kids!

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T he Library offers a new resource and confidence booster to help young readers. The TumbleBookLibrary is a unique, interactive library

of animated, talking story books for preschoolers, beginning readers and older independent readers. It is a way to teach kids the joy of reading in a format they will love – ebooks! TumbleBooks are created by taking existing

The collection can also be accessed from any of the Library’s public computers in the branches. The website is easily navigable for children, and parents will find that reading is fluent. There are also options to hear the stories in French and Spanish, and each story comes with puzzles and games to strengthen reading comprehension. The Library of Virginia purchased the TumbleBookLibrary for use by Virginia’s public libraries. “These electronic books are a literacy resource that keeps children interested and involved in reading,” said Librarian of Virginia Sandra G. Treadway. “They are great for children learning to read. The interactive website keeps children interested in reading, contributes to success in school, and helps to instill a love of reading.” For more information on the TumbleBookLibrary collection, please call (757) 664-READ(7323).

TumbleBookLibrary Now Available Online: Ebooks for E-kids! ............................................................................................................................... ................................... T he Library offers a new resource

story books and adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic (ebook) story book. Kids can read along and listen, or read on their own. It includes licensed titles from children’s book publishers such as Simon & Schuster, Chronicle Books, Candlewick Press, Charlesbridge Press, Harcourt, Little Brown, Walker & Company, Lerner Books, and HarperCollins Publishers, amongst others. The collection is free and accessible 24 hours a day from your own home computer. Go to the Library’s website at www.npl.lib.va.us, click on the “Children” link from the home page, and then select “TumbleBooks.”

The Kiwanis Club of Norfolk Donates Books in Honor of Speakers to the Norfolk Public Library

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A fter years of honoring weekly speakers at the Kiwanis Club of Norfolk’s

meetings with a gift of a coffee mug, pen or umbrella, a new idea took form.

In keeping with the Club’s mission of helping the children of Norfolk have a better future, the members decided to donate a children’s book to Norfolk Public Library in honor of the speaker.

Since January 2012, 10 books have been donated to Norfolk Public Library by the Kiwanis Club. “The response from the speakers has been one of surprise and great joy,” said Steve Kee, Kiwanis Club’s President Elect. The books are chosen by NPL’s Youth Services Department and are distributed out to various NPL branches. If you or an organization you belong to would like to donate new books to Norfolk Public Library, please contact our Collection Development & Circulation office at 664-7328 x352.

TumbleBookLibrary Now Available Online: Ebooks for E-kids! ............................................................................................................................... ................................... T he Library offers a new resource

NPL Staff and members of the Kiwanis showcase a few of the books donated at their meeting on April 12, 2012.

July is National Ice Cream Month

Stop by an NPL location and cool off with a FREE treat!

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Lafayette Branch ~ Thursday, July 12 @ 4 PM Little Creek Branch ~ Wednesday, July 18 @ 2 PM Park Place Branch ~ Saturday, July 21 @ 1 – 3 PM Pretlow Anchor Branch ~ Saturday, July 21 @ 2 PM Van Wyck Branch ~ Saturday, July 21 @ 2 PM Janaf Branch ~ Saturday, July 28 @ 2 PM Larchmont Branch ~ Tuesday, July 31 @ 1 PM

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2012 Friends of the Norfolk Public Library (FNPL) Book Review Contest

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Jonah Dister’s (pictured center) review was selected from more than 2,100 entries and won Best Overall.

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Dister read his winning review of Stephen King’s 11/22/63 to the audience.

A Day in the Life of Norfolk Public Libraries

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Here is what you get on a typical day across the Norfolk Public Library (NPL) system:

n 5,100 people visit NPL locations. n 115 people get a Norfolk Public Library card. n 25 events take place across the NPL system. n 2,450 library items are checked out. n 15 volunteers work 50 hours. n 2,016 people use the computers.

As you can see, NPL is staying busy! During the month of April 2012, NPL participated in a statewide program called Snapshot VA. Snapshot VA is a project of the Virginia Library Association and the Library of Virginia. The purpose is to capture the impact that Virginia libraries have on their communities on a typical day and to turn the information into advocacy materials for public libraries. In 2011, over 77 libraries participated in Snapshot VA. In April, NPL collected pictures of our libraries in action and gathered comments from customers on why they visited the library, what were their favorite library services, and why the library is important to them. We received over 125 comments both in person and through our Facebook page. Here are just a few of the comments received:

“Love the library because of the positive energy I receive from library staff. Such beautiful people!”

  • - Alvin D.

“I use the library to check e-mail. It is convenient because I have no internet access at home. The staff is very friendly and always willing to help when needed.”

  • - Elizabeth R.

“This library is important to the community. It gives children who are not privileged to having computer at home to access the internet and other resources what they need to interact with the technology of the world.”

  • - Carolyn H.

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“We LOVE the library! We are a military family and this is a great place for
“We LOVE the library! We are a
military family and this is a great
place for my son and me to make
friends. We go to play dates and
Babygarten here. We always feel
so welcomed.”
- Rachel E.
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can bring my children
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for school projects.”
- Kimberly J.

“The library makes a difference in my life simply because of availability of the Bookmobile and access to books. The mobile library especially saves on gas. It also keeps me on a reading schedule. Also the staff is quite helpful and knowledgeable.”

Vicki D.

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“My friend and I call NPL the Life-brary for all the good things it brings.”

- Shannon A.

(via Facebook)

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“The staff over the past 2 years has been great. So much so that I’ve been
“The staff over the past 2 years has
been great. So much so that I’ve
been out of the area for the past six
months that now that I am back,
and living in Portsmouth, I come to
this library – need I say more!”
- Anonymous
“NPL is one of our finest
resources – it’s Top Five
in Norfolk for sure.”
- Gerald C.
(via Facebook)

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To Serve You Better -

Norfolk Public Libraries will be open on Mondays Starting July 2, 2012

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Library Hours of Operation:

Pretlow Anchor

Branch:

 

Sunday:

1 PM – 5 PM

Monday – Thursday:

10

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Friday & Saturday:

10

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NPL Branch Hours:

Barron F. Black Branch Blyden Branch Horace C. Downing Branch Janaf Branch Jordan-Newby Branch Lafayette Branch Larchmont Branch Little Creek Branch Park Place Branch Van Wyck Branch

Sunday: Closed Monday – Thursday: 10 AM – 7 PM Friday & Saturday: 10 AM – 5 PM

Exciting News from the Sargeant Memorial Collection (SMC):

Norfolk Journal and Guide

Digital Newspaper Database Subscription

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We are proud to announce the addition of a subscription to the norfolk Journal and guide digital database to the resources of the SMC! The norfolk Journal and guide publication began in 1916 by P. B. Young, as Norfolk’s African American newspaper. Researchers can browse and search the full text newspaper holdings from 1921-2003, and can also save articles as PDF files and print them out. You can access the new database from the SMC’s main webpage, either from any NPL library location or from your home computer. You will need to use your valid NPL library card number for remote access. Please take advantage of this great on-line resource and learn about Norfolk’s rich African American history!

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Norfolk’s Battling Palms at their home field,

Norfolk Community Field near the old Booker

T. Washington High School, in 1952. The Palms

were one of the most popular and longest- running African American teams in the South, playing ball from the 1920s until 1955. One promising young player for the 1953 season was 22-year-old Willie Mays, who had been drafted into the Army and played with the Palms while serving his tour of duty at Fort Eustis, returning to the New York Giants in 1954.

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The 2013 Norfolk Historical Calendar

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Available this Summer!

The 6th annual Norfolk Historical Calendar will be for sale online and at all NPL locations for only $10 this summer. The calendar captures glimpses into Norfolk’s fun and exciting past with historical images ranging from sporting events to festivals. Pre-order your calendar today! Proceeds from the calendar go to the NPL Foundation’s Sargeant Memorial Collection Endowment.

For more information, call 664-7328 ext. 340.

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Congratulations to the NPL Staff Members of the Year

We think all of our employees are great, but these two are exceptional!

Annette Field, Tech Services • Linh Le, Tech Services

Congratulations to the NPL Staff Members of the Year We think all of our employees are
Congratulations to the NPL Staff Members of the Year We think all of our employees are

Little Creek Branch Manager Melanie Greene presents Annette Field (pictured left) with an award for Full Time Staff Member of the Year, and Linh Le (pictured right) an award for Part Time Staff Member of the Year.

Congratulations to the NPL Volunteers of the Month

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2012: Diamond Starks

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Diamond Starks has been a volunteer at the Lafayette Branch Library since February 2012. She is 12 years old and attends Lafayette Winona Middle School. She volunteers everyday after school shelving books and helping with children’s pro- grams. She even served as a hostess at a Fancy Nancy Tea Party at Lafayette Branch in honor of Women’s History Month. Diamond shows great initiative and is always looking for ways to help. She has been described as a “super volunteer” by her coworkers. “She is truly a gem,” states Library Associate Megan Mulvey. In her free time, she likes to practice her violin, play on the computer, read and watch movies. Diamond’s favorite book is diary of a Wimpy Kid.

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2012: Khadijah Collins and Kayla Lawe

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Khadijah Collins and Kayla Lawe began volunteering at the Van Wyck Branch Library in September 2011 through a partnership between Norfolk Public Schools’ Special Education Services Department and the Norfolk Public Library. The girls are dependable and dedicated volunteers, who have donated 140 hours of combined volunteer time cleaning toys in the KidZone, filing DVDs and assisting with Babygarten programs. Khadijah and Kayla are both students at Maury High School. Kayla’s favorite subject is Culinary Arts and Khadijah’s favorite subject is Math. Suzanne Ingersoll, a job coach for Maury High School, states; “The library has been a fantastic place for the girls to get their first work experience. Working at Van Wyck Branch has not only given the students solid job skills, but also confidence in their abilities.” When Kayla is not in school she likes to babysit, play on her Xbox, help her mom cook, and watch movies from the Library; her recent favorite: the Pink Panther. In her off time, Khadijah likes to listen to her favorite music by Usher and Ne-Yo, and hang out with her friends. She also likes to watch movies from the library.

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Thank YOU, Diamond, Khadijah and Kayla for all you do for NPL!

NPL appreciates your dedication to the Library Volunteer Program.

Holiday Closings

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The “Volunteer of the Month” receives a $10.00 gift card to Barnes and Noble and a Certificate of Appreciation. Volunteers are also featured on the NPL Volunteer website at www.npl.lib.va.us.

Labor Day

Sunday, September 2 & Monday, September 3

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