Portsmouth Public Library

Portsmouth Public Library (HMDFN)

Location: Portsmouth, VA 23704
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N 36° 50.049', W 76° 18.048'

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The Portsmouth Public Library was established in 1914 primarily due to efforts of the Students Club. The first library was housed in the annex behind the 1846 Courthouse and most of the original collection was donated from the Seaboard Air Line Railroad and the YMCA. The first librarian was Mrs. Esther Murdaugh Wilson. An African-American Community Library was established in 1945 with Mrs. Bertha Edwards as Director.

The two libraries merged in 1963 and moved into the renovated 1909 Post Office at 601 Court Street. The Library added three branches: Cradock (1964), Churchland (1969) and Manor (1973). The Students Club still supports the Library, as do the local Lions and Kiwanis clubs. In support of Rotary International's emphasis on literacy, the Rotary Club of Portsmouth established its Birthday Book program in 1949 and has contributed a book for each member each year since, adding thousands of books to the collection.
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 384006 N 4077263
Decimal Degrees36.83415000, -76.30080000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 50.049', W 76° 18.048'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 50' 2.94" N, 76° 18' 2.88" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 601-699 Court St, Portsmouth VA 23704, US
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