​Library Director Takes United Way Goal Straight to the Top (of Pungo-Blackwater Library)

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Virginia Beach Public Library Director Eva Poole will be at work on Friday, Nov. 21 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., but she won’t be in her warm office at the municipal center. Instead, she will brave the elements and work from the roof of the Pungo-Blackwater Library to raise awareness and funds for the City of Virginia Beach United Way campaign.

The director’s goal is to raise $2,000 to help the library department meet its United Way fundraising target of $15,000. “Our staff has raised $13,000 so far,” said Poole. “The United Way does so much for the community, we want to contribute as much as we can.”


While Poole is perched on the roof, Pungo-Blackwater Library will offer fun, games and refreshments. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Witches of Pungo from past Strawberry Festivals will be in costume and mingling with visitors, bringing a “good spell of giving” and telling tales of Princess Anne County history. There will be games with books donated by the Friends of the Virginia Beach Public Library as prizes, plus cider and cookies. The events are free and open to the public. Donations to the United Way will be accepted.


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 www.VBgov.com/libraries for more information.