NPL’s New Hours

Starting September 12, Norfolk Public Library anchor and neighborhood branches are adding hours to their operating schedules.

Neighborhood Branches

(Barron F. Black, Blyden, Janaf, Lafayette, Larchmont, Little Creek, Park Place & Van Wyck)

Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Anchor Branches

(Jordan-Newby, Pretlow & Tucker Memorial)

Monday, Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tuesday – Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Get Carded in September

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month and Norfolk Public Library is celebrating! Stop by any NPL branch this month to sign up for your very own library card that will give you access to books, movies, music, computers, cameras, hotspots, telescopes, creative spaces, ukuleles and much more! Everyone who gets a card in September will be entered for a chance to win a fabulous gift basket.

For more information, visit

Peak Hurricane Season is Approaching. Are you ready?

We’re heading into the peak time for the Atlantic Hurricane Season. Do you know your property’s flood risk? The city’s Flood Risk Learning Center is an interactive website that shows personalized flood risk depicted on a photo of your property, rather than on a map:

  • Search for a specific address
  • See potential flood levels pictorially on that property
  • Receive customized interpretations of flood risk and steps to mitigate flood impacts or lower your insurance premiums

Whether you rent or own, make sure you’re covered! New flood insurance policies typically take 30 days to go into effect. Purchase now so you can be covered before a storm hits. Find out more plus additional resources, including Know Your Zone, at

Be sure to follow Facebook and Twitter for more information, tools and resources. Visit to sign up for Norfolk Alert to get the latest information on city operations in the event of a storm.

Neighborhood EXPO, Saturday, September 17th

Granby Street Bride Project Update

Granby Street Bridge is under rehabilitation to repair vital structural components and extend the useable life of the Granby Street Bridge over the Lafayette River.

August 2 – 5: Llewellyn Avenue will be closed from Granby Street to Connecticut Avenue. 🚧

🚔 Off-duty police and flaggers may assist with traffic.

⚠️ Motorists should expect alternating lane closures and intermittent traffic stoppages.

🚦 Motorists should expect delays during peak traffic hours.

🚧 Alternating lane closures and traffic shifts will remain in place 24/7.

🚲 The bike lane remains closed until end of the project.

Construction completion is anticipated in late 2022.

Hampton Blvd Bridge Improvements

The City of Norfolk is making improvements to the Northbound Hampton Boulevard Bridge. This rehabilitation project will repair major structural components and protect the bridge from deterioration. Construction is set to begin Monday, July 11.  See PDF file for details.

Movie Night at ODU

Join Student Engagement & Traditions for a movie night at the Stadium! It is free and open to the public.

Refreshments will be available while supplies last on a first come first serve basis.

Make sure to bring a blanket or chair.

Parking available in the 49th St garage between 6:00PM-11:00PM. Handicap and reserved parking spaces will be enforced.

All movies will start at 7:00PM.

Enter via the South side entrance of S.B. Ballard Stadium. Gates open at 6:30PM.

Please contact with any questions.

COVID-19 Vaccines Available for Children (6 months+)

Parents! Children 6 months and older are now eligible to receive the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

Stop by the Military Circle Mall (MCM) clinic at 880 N. Military Highway. NO APPOINTMENT REQUIRED. The walk-in only clinic is open on Tuesdays 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. All vaccinations are FREE.

COVID-19 vaccinations (6 months to 5 years old) are also offered at the Norfolk Health Department on Thursdays and Fridays. Call 757-683-2735 to schedule an appointment.

Learn more! Visit

Thank you for attending!

Thank you to all of our neighbors who came out for our recent ice cream social at the North Shore Playground. We hope to have more events like this in the future, so keep your eyes peeled and ears tuned for more details!

Ice Cream Social – June 20th

For our June 20th meeting, we are planning to forgo the actual meeting and invite all of our neighbors in Wards Corner to an informal ice cream social at the North Shore Playground honoring first responders. The event will start at our normal meeting time, 6:30pm. We should have plenty of daylight to work with that evening.

We hope you can join us for the fun!