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It’s Money Smart Week at Norfolk Public Library! Celebrate with the smartest card in your wallet—your library card! Here’s how NPL can help you spend less and save more:
Borrowing instead of buying books, eBooks, audiobooks, DVDs, and CDs from the NPL catalog, can save you a substantial amount of money.
Still want books to fill your library at home? Buy used books at a steep discount from the Friends of the Norfolk Public Library Used Book Sale found at NPL branches. Prices are $2 for hardbacks, $1 for paperbacks, $2 for audio books, $2 for DVDs, VHS $1, and $.50 for children’s books.
Cancel your magazine subscriptions! Now you can download popular magazines that never expire through NPL’s Zinio digital magazine collection! 
Take advantage of free entertainment and services with free programs and events for all ages.
Participate in free financial workshops from NPL including those held at Little Creek Branch Library during Money Smart Week, April 5-12.
Avoid expensive ticket prices at movie theaters and attend free movie showings at many of the NPL branches. Check the events calendar for the next movie showing or pick up an NPL Program Guide while visiting a branch.
Stretch your dollars by participating in a weekly coupon swap every Thursday at the Little Creek Branch Library!
Are your kids struggling with a subject in school? Before hiring a tutor, considering trying out NPL’s free, live homework help online.
Need help furthering your education? Take advantage of free programs and resources at NPL like “Paying for College" to help with financial aid, finding scholarships, college applications, college admission testing SAT/ACT, and more.
Save money on electricity. Monitor your home electricity use by checking out a Kill A Watt EZ power meter from NPL.
Can you think of any other ways the public library can you help you save money?

It’s Money Smart Week at Norfolk Public Library! Celebrate with the smartest card in your wallet—your library card! Here’s how NPL can help you spend less and save more:

  1. Borrowing instead of buying books, eBooks, audiobooks, DVDs, and CDs from the NPL catalog, can save you a substantial amount of money.
  2. Still want books to fill your library at home? Buy used books at a steep discount from the Friends of the Norfolk Public Library Used Book Sale found at NPL branches. Prices are $2 for hardbacks, $1 for paperbacks, $2 for audio books, $2 for DVDs, VHS $1, and $.50 for children’s books.
  3. Cancel your magazine subscriptions! Now you can download popular magazines that never expire through NPL’s Zinio digital magazine collection
  4. Take advantage of free entertainment and services with free programs and events for all ages.
  5. Participate in free financial workshops from NPL including those held at Little Creek Branch Library during Money Smart Week, April 5-12.
  6. Avoid expensive ticket prices at movie theaters and attend free movie showings at many of the NPL branches. Check the events calendar for the next movie showing or pick up an NPL Program Guide while visiting a branch.
  7. Stretch your dollars by participating in a weekly coupon swap every Thursday at the Little Creek Branch Library!
  8. Are your kids struggling with a subject in school? Before hiring a tutor, considering trying out NPL’s free, live homework help online.
  9. Need help furthering your education? Take advantage of free programs and resources at NPL like “Paying for College" to help with financial aid, finding scholarships, college applications, college admission testing SAT/ACT, and more.
  10. Save money on electricity. Monitor your home electricity use by checking out a Kill A Watt EZ power meter from NPL.

Can you think of any other ways the public library can you help you save money?

Whether you’re looking for your first job or just ready for a career change, here’s the top 6 ways NPL has you covered! 
Research different careers or gain valuable knowledge for your job search from books in our online catalog.
Gain computer skills to add to your resume by participating in free computer classes offered by NPL. 
Attend free NPL workshops and programs designed to assist you in your job search like the Job Search Strategies series at the Janaf Branch every Friday. (Others include: One-on-One Computer & Resume Help by appointment at Barron F. Black and the Employment Workshop at Park Place Branch (Jan. 6, Feb. 3, Mar. 3, Apr. 7).
Browse our Employment Resources page for helpful job search sites and valuable online resources.
Use your library card to gain free access to the Gale Testing & Education Reference Center, featuring a resume builder and virtual career library that provides specific examples and tips for your job search.
Reference the NPL Job Search & Resume Guide for tips and resources like these:






When looking for a job, consider these factors:
Assume that finding a job will take days or weeks, and sometimes months, so plan accordingly. 
Plan to spend 40+ hours each week in job hunting (if you are unemployed). 
Network with friends, family members, and other people you have known who have jobs.
Tailor your résumé to the job you are seeking; revise it according to the job requirements.
Seek out potential employers in your interest areas.
Research the employer and know something about them when you ask questions during the interview.
If using a career counselor, don’t limit yourself to just one. Each can offer different perspectives.
For more of these tips, online resume resources, job listing websites, job search books and community resources, view the NPL Job Search & Resume Guide and check out this great article from Mashable: 4 Tips to Make Your Resume Stand Out.

Whether you’re looking for your first job or just ready for a career change, here’s the top 6 ways NPL has you covered! 

When looking for a job, consider these factors:

  • Assume that finding a job will take days or weeks, and sometimes months, so plan accordingly. 
  • Plan to spend 40+ hours each week in job hunting (if you are unemployed). 
  • Network with friends, family members, and other people you have known who have jobs.
  • Tailor your résumé to the job you are seeking; revise it according to the job requirements.
  • Seek out potential employers in your interest areas.
  • Research the employer and know something about them when you ask questions during the interview.
  • If using a career counselor, don’t limit yourself to just one. Each can offer different perspectives.

For more of these tips, online resume resources, job listing websites, job search books and community resources, view the NPL Job Search & Resume Guide and check out this great article from Mashable: 4 Tips to Make Your Resume Stand Out.

Top 5 Free Ways to Kick Off a Healthy New Year and Stay on Track with Your Fitness Resolutions at NPL

Reading may not burn enough calories to meet weight-loss or exercise resolutions, but the Norfolk Public Library can help you stay on track for free. In addition to exercising your mind with our extensive book collection and free learning opportunities, we’ve compiled a list of how NPL can kick your physical exercise and weight-loss resolutions into high gear!
Search our online catalog for nutrition and weight-loss books.
Download free copies of popular fitness and health magazines from NPL’s Zinio digital magazine collection.
Walk to a nearby NPL Branch and carry your books home. 
Burn those calories in the privacy of your own home with exercise dvds checked out from our catalog. 
Stay motivated by joining others in free exercise classes offered at various NPL Branches like Zumba and dance. Upcoming classes below.
ZumbaJanuary 6 @ 4:30pm (Lafayette Branch)March 20 @ 5:30pm (Barron F. Black Branch) 
African Dancing InfusionFebruary 15 @ 2:00pm (Pretlow Anchor Branch)

Top 5 Free Ways to Kick Off a Healthy New Year and Stay on Track with Your Fitness Resolutions at NPL

Reading may not burn enough calories to meet weight-loss or exercise resolutions, but the Norfolk Public Library can help you stay on track for free. In addition to exercising your mind with our extensive book collection and free learning opportunities, we’ve compiled a list of how NPL can kick your physical exercise and weight-loss resolutions into high gear!

  • Search our online catalog for nutrition and weight-loss books.
  • Download free copies of popular fitness and health magazines from NPL’s Zinio digital magazine collection.
  • Walk to a nearby NPL Branch and carry your books home. 
  • Burn those calories in the privacy of your own home with exercise dvds checked out from our catalog. 
  • Stay motivated by joining others in free exercise classes offered at various NPL Branches like Zumba and dance. Upcoming classes below.

Zumba
January 6 @ 4:30pm (Lafayette Branch)
March 20 @ 5:30pm (Barron F. Black Branch) 

African Dancing Infusion
February 15 @ 2:00pm (Pretlow Anchor Branch)

Ahoy mateys! Happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Here’s how ye landlubbers can celebrate:
Talk like a pirate at Krispy Kreme for a free donut. Dress like a pirate to receive a free dozen!
Visit http://www.talklikeapirate.com for a guide to pirate vocabulary, games, the origins of this “holiday” and more!
Take part in Talk Like a Pirate events all week at the Old Cape Henry Lighthouse.
Take a free Pirate language course from Mango Languages.
Long John Silver’s is also offering a free piece of Classic Whitefish if you say “ARRRR!” when ordering your meal.
Change your language settings on Facebook to “Pirate”.
Use the Pirate version of Google Maps.
Come aboard for an afternoon of pirate trivia, games, crafts, and the special language of pirates at Little Creek Branch starting at 4:00pm. 

Ahoy mateys! Happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Here’s how ye landlubbers can celebrate:

September is Library Card Sign Up Month!
Here are 60 ways to use your library card and why you should apply for an NPL card today!

September is Library Card Sign Up Month!

Here are 60 ways to use your library card and why you should apply for an NPL card today!