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

Since 1976


Nancy Parker - President

Cheryl Gayton - Vice President

Vicki Devine - Secretary

Pam Levinson - 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.

$109,500 Program Grant Funding for 2022-2023

Family Summer Reading Programs, Story Walk, Battle of the Books, Drone Programming,

Early Literacy Kits, Teen Support, Staff Scholarship, 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