About Friends


Our Mission

"The Mission of the Friends of the Virginia Beach Public Library is to promote the mission and services of the Virginia Beach Public Library through advocacy and financial and programming support, and to promote similar related activities."

Proud Sponsor of Virginia Beach Public Library Literacy Programs and Services

Since 1976


Nancy Parker - President

Pam Levinson - Vice President

Vicki Devine - Secretary

Talbott Jordan - Treasurer

Board Members

Judy Bandy

Jill Burr

Dr. Annette Davis

Bob Gilson

Judy Harbison

Mary Jane Morewitz

Talbott Jordan

Barbara Wycoff

Kimberly Knight - Library Director

Board Meetings are the second Thursday of each month at 2:00 p.m. at the MEO Central Library. Anyone is welcome to attend a board meeting.

$91,400 Program Grant Funding for 2023-2024

 Summer Reading Challenge for Children, Battle of the Books, Books for Community Outreach Board Books, Picture Books, Chapter Books, Teen Support, Career Exploration for 7th Grade, Adult Reading Challenge, Staff Scholarships, Support for the Visually Challenged

Any Many More

What We Do

We raise funds to support programs that are created and maintained by library staff for which funding might not otherwise be available. Here is a list and a bit of description of those programs.

Summer Reading Challenge

Battle of the Books

Teen Support

Adult Services

Strawberry Festival Outreach

Early Elementary Educational Coding Programs

Burgeon Early Literacy Center Panels

Youth Support