Join the City of Norfolk and the Norfolk Public Library on Thursday, March 13, 2008 for the Grand Opening Celebration of the Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch Library. The Grand Opening Celebration will begin at 10:00 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by tours of the new building, and other events scheduled throughout the day. Book characters Curious George and Strawberry Shortcake will also be on hand to greet children of all ages!
The Pretlow Anchor Branch is designed to be a destination library for Norfolk families featuring a 10,000 square foot children's library and learning center, over 100 public computers, a variety of public meeting rooms, a large Teen Zone, and a great book collection. It will also house the Ocean View Station Museum.
The Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch Library is located at 111 W. Ocean View Avenue. For more information, please contact the Norfolk Public Library Public Relations office at 664-7338. Information is also available online at www.npl.lib.va.us.
Special Events- March 13, 2008
|10:00 a.m.||Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
|10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.||Visits by Curious George & Strawberry Shortcake
|11:00 a.m.||Storytime with Curious George & professional storyteller Eunice Jones
[Children's Program Room- KidZone]
|2:00 p.m.||Lecture and Book-signing by Bill Albertson, author of I Flew With Hell's Angels, Thirty-Six Combat Missions in a B-17 "Flying Fortress." Cost of book: $24.00 (proceeds go to the Ocean View Station Museum) [Main Meeting Room & Ocean View Station Museum]|
|3:00 p.m.||Balloon Artist