PPS Library Newsletter

Elementary Spring/Summer Edition

Breezing Through End-of-Year Procedures

All of us struggle with getting all those tasks done at the end of the year! Here are some tips to assist you with the closing of the school year.

  • Ask your librarian for your inventory lists during the first week of May.
  • Start gathering overdue slips for your students who are missing books. Begin reminding and collecting overdue books. Competitions and/or incentives could be helpful.
  • Talk with your principal and librarian if you are retiring, transferring, or switching grade levels/subjects. This will help with collecting materials for reassignment.
  • Label your laptop if you do not plan on checking it out for the summer. This will help ensure you receive the same laptop in August/September.

Summer Reading Suggestions!

The following books will be an excellent addition to your library shelves. They support the curriculum, and can be enjoyed by both students and teachers.

Utilizing the Portsmouth Public Library

How to get a Portsmouth Public Library Card:

  • Residents of Portsmouth, City of Portsmouth employees, and those who attend TCC-Portsmouth campus can get a library card for FREE.
  • Non-residents of Portsmouth can pay $20 for an annual membership.

To learn more about how to obtain a Portsmouth Public Library card click here.

To obtain and print an Adult Library Card application, click here.

Adult Summer Programs:

The Portsmouth Public Library offers many FREE events, classes, and activities throughout the summer at their various branches.

  • The summer adult reading program is for anyone 18 and older. You must register by July 23, 2015 to participate.
  • Hampton Roads Tourism Fair - Saturday, June 25th
  • Savvy Traveling: Vacation Tips and Advice - Tuesday, July 12th
  • Library Zumba!: Latin Rhythms, Fitness, and Fun! - Tuesday, July 19th

For more information regarding the Summer Programs, click here.

Summer Library Conferences

If you are looking for some professional growth opportunities this summer, check out these conferences! Did I mention they are being held in Virginia!


Topic: For the Love of the Library

Speaker: Mr. Carl Harvey II

Dates: July 20, 2015 and July 21, 2015

For more information, click here to visit the website.

Longwood Summer Literacy Institute

Topic: Real Life Literacy

Speaker: Lester Laminack

Dates: July 23, 2015 and July 24, 2015

For more information, click here to visit the website.