Contact: Raquel Taylor
Public Information Specialist I
(757) 664-7328, ext. 341
Celebrate Children’s Book Week at Norfolk Public Library with
The Berenstain Bears (May 2 - 8, 2011)
Norfolk, VA (April 27, 2011) – Norfolk Public Libraries are gearing up for visits from the beloved children’s book characters, The Berenstain Bears. Brother and Sister Bear will appear at several storytimes in honor of Children’s Book Week.
Children’s Book Week is an initiative of the Children’s Book Council (CBC), and has been celebrated coast-to-coast since 1919. The CBC is a national nonprofit trade association for publishers that advocates literacy, educational programming, and collaborates with other national organizations on issues of industry importance.
NPL joins publishers, bookstores, librarians, educators - anywhere kids and books connect - in hosting events to encourage others to embrace the idea of reading for youth. Whether you have children of your own, or a collection of Dr. Seuss books that you’ve managed to keep to adulthood, it goes without saying that children’s books stand the test of time and change lives.
Visit your NPL location during Children’s Book Week, and help keep the spirit of reading and children’s books alive!
Brother and Sister Bear Berenstain will visit the following locations:
Wednesday, May 4
Larchmont Branch ~ 6525 Hampton Blvd. ~ 441-5335 @ 10:30 AM
Van Wyck Branch ~ 1368 DeBree Ave. ~ 441-2844 @ 4:00 PM
Thursday, May 5
Horace C. Downing Branch ~ 555 E. Liberty St. ~ 441-1968 @ 5:00 PM
Saturday, May 7
Barron F. Black Branch ~ 6700 E. Tanners Creek Dr. ~ 441-5806 @ 11:00 AM
Tuesday, May 10
Blyden Branch ~ 879 E. Princess Anne Rd. ~ 441-2852 @ 4:30 PM
Wednesday, May 11
Park Place Branch ~ 620 W. 29th St. ~ 664-7330 @ 10:30 AM
Jordan-Newby Branch ~ 961 Park Ave. ~ 441-2843 @ 4:00 PM
Thursday, May 12
Little Creek Branch ~ 7853 Tarpon Pl. ~ 441-1751 @ 10:30 AM
Lafayette Branch ~ 1610 Cromwell Dr. ~ 441-2842 @ 4:00 PM
Saturday, May 14
Pretlow Anchor Branch ~ 111 W. Ocean View Ave. ~ 441-1750 @ 2:00 PM
Norfolk Public Library offers access to information, books, programs and online
resources to meet the needs of our diverse community for life-long learning.
The library system consists of one main library, ten branch libraries, one
anchor branch library, and a Bookmobile. All programs are FREE of charge. Visit
www.npl.lib.va.us or call us at (757)
664-READ for more information. NPL – Creating a City of