Library Unveils New Bookmobile Wrap Funded by Friends of the Library

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Virginia Beach Public Library will host an event at the Central Library, Friday, Nov. 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to celebrate the Bookmobile’s new look. A brief ceremony will be followed by light refreshments and tours of the vehicle.

The Bookmobile’s new wrap was designed by library staff and funded by a grant of more than $10,000 from the Friends of Virginia Beach Public Library. The previous wrap succumbed to the elements after seven years on the road. The new look reflects the Bookmobile’s focus on outreach to at-risk preschoolers. In 2011, the Bookmobile was outfitted with an early literacy classroom, also funded by the Friends. 

“We are thankful to the Friends for their ongoing, generous support of Virginia Beach Public Library and our early literacy education efforts” said Eva Poole, library director. “The Bookmobile brings library staff and resources to preschools, where we work with teachers to help children build skills that position them for success in school and in life.”


The event is free and open to the public. For more details, call (757) 385-0193.

About the Friends

Established in 1976, The Friends of Virginia Beach Public Library is a non-profit, volunteer organization that supports Virginia Beach Public Library. The group sponsors important library and literacy programs for citizens of all ages, primarily through sales of used books and audiovisuals at the Friends Book Shop at Central Library and through membership dues. For more about the Friends, visit

About Virginia Beach Public Library

A community anchor for more than 50 years, Virginia Beach Public Library includes a central library, a joint-use library in partnership with Tidewater Community College, seven area libraries and a public law library. Services include workforce development and job-search support, small business resources, computer and technology classes, early literacy classes and outreach, and local history archives and programs. In addition to books, music and magazines in tangible and digital formats, the library provides online research tools accessible from home or work, as well as movies, music, and a variety of specialty collections. Visit for more information.