Portsmouth Public Library Board

Regular Meetings

  • 12 noon
  • Second Thursday of each month
  • Conference Room of the Main Library
    601 Court Street
    Portsmouth, VA 23704

For information call Director Todd Elliott at 757-393-8365.


  • Kimberly Bright, Chair
  • Lois Radford, Vice-Chair
  • Lynn Colingham
  • Louie Gibbs
  • Deborah Hines
  • Joseph Moeglin
  • Brian Shaffer
  • Felisa Smith
  • Todd Elliott, Secretary

Mission Statement

To ensure that the Library provides the best material, information, and services to meet the educational, recreational, cultural, and social needs of our diverse city; to support lifelong learning; and to provide an atmosphere that is welcoming, respectful and professional.


The Board is composed of nine members who shall be citizens of the City and are appointed by City Council for three year terms. The City Librarian serves as the ex-officio Secretary of the Board to ensure that Board policy and library administration are coordinated.