August 2020 Newsletter

Bookmarks newsletter for August 2020 (PDF)

Copies are also available at the Library.

Research & Learning

Morningstar Investment Research Center

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Novelist Plus

Learning Express Library

Rocket Languages


Find It Virginia

Walk-in Tech Help

Tues & Thurs
1:30-2:30 PM

Tech Help

Do you have questions about technology or your electronic device? Let the library staff help you! Come in anytime between 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays to get assistance.

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Mad Scientist Mayhem

Rescheduled Tuesday, August 11th 2:00 PM

chemistry beakersJoin us virtually as the Mad Science team of Hampton Roads educates kids of all ages, with a presentation full of exciting chemical reactions. Register online for this fizzy, foamy program via the library's website to receive the Zoom ID and password as well as a list of household materials to learn how to make your own lava lamp!

Imagine Your Story

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for all ages

June 15th - August 7th


Summer is finally here! All ages are invited to Imagine Your Story by participating in our online Summer Reading Challenge! Finish 5 challenges on Challenge Card # 1 to earn a prize. Repeat with Challenge cards 2 and 3 for even more prizes and to win the Summer Reading Challenge! Click the Beanstack link to participate online or download the Beanstack Tracker mobile app to your device.


Update: Phase Three

The library will reopen its building to the public on July 6th with some limitations. Hours will be Monday through Thursday 10am-7pm, Friday 10am-5pm, and Sunday 1-5pm.

The public is strongly encouraged to wear a facial covering while visiting any municipal building in the City. To assist those who do not have or may have forgotten their own, disposable masks and hand sanitizer will be provided in the lobby. If you have any questions, please call the library at 757-868-3060.

The library will provide computer access (with a one hour limit) and notary service by appointment. Please call 757-868-3060 to make an appointment. Meeting and study rooms will not be available at this time.

The library will continue to provide curbside pickup Monday-Friday 10:30am-4:30pm.

Library Cards

The Poquoson Public Library is temporarily issuing librarybooks cards over the phone so that citizens can have access to online resources including ebooks and e-audio books without coming to the library in person. We are also renewing expired library cards and can help navigate any of our digital resources. Please call 757-868-3060 for assistance.


TumbleBookLibrary - K-6 children's ebook database

TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of animated talking picture books, read-alongs, ebooks, quizzes, lesson plans, and educational games for kids K-6. TumbleBooks are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from home! You can read as many books as you want, when you want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly.

RomanceBookCloud AudioBookCloud TeenBookCloud

In addition to the classic TumbleBookLibrary for kids, they also have a RomanceBookCloud for adults, a TeenBookCloud for teens, and an AudioBookCloud for both! Check them out today! Again, the collection is available online around the clock. No downloads, no waiting!

Video Streaming

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Poquoson Library now has video streaming for your viewing pleasure! Through Rbdigital video you can access five different channels: Acorn TV, The Great Courses, IndieFlix, Pongalo, and Stingray Quello. You are able to checkout one channel per week for 7 days of unlimited viewing. Get started by clicking the logo above.

Spring 2020 Newsletter

The new Bookmarks newsletter is now available with lots of programs for kids, teens, and adults. Registration for programs is now open so sign up today!

rbdigital logo Video Streaming

Poquoson Library now has video streaming for your viewing pleasure! Through RBdigital video you can access five different channels: Acorn British TV, IndieFlix, The Great Courses, Quello concerts, and Pongalo Spanish language. You are able to checkout one channel per week for 7 days of unlimited viewing. Get started by clicking the RBdigital logo.

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It is a blast from the past! The Poquoson High School yearbooks from 1935 through 1977 have been digitized and are now available. Have fun searching for pictures of your family and friends. If you have good condition copies of editions we are missing and would be willing to let us borrow to digitize, contact the library at 868-3060.


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RBdigital eAudio

Ebsco eBooks

Freegal Music

Early World of Learning

Picturing the Past

family picture Teaming up with the Poquoson Museum and the Poquoson Historical Commission, the library is creating a digital archive of historic photos of Poquoson for the public to enjoy. If you have old photographs, negatives, or slides and would consider loaning them to the library for scanning, please call the library at 757-868-3060.