Named after the legendary astronaut and former Newport News resident, the Virgil I. Grissom Library is a hidden gem nestled in the heart of the vibrant Denbigh community. We offer a variety of engaging programs for young and old alike — all in the effort to foster community, provide information and reward curiosity.
The original library on Old Courthouse Way didn't really have a name back then.
Grissom, took flight on July 21, On that Friday afternoon, Grissom became the second American astronaut to rocket into space. Days after the flight, city officials wanted to bestow their official appreciation. Grissom …than to name the branch at Denbigh the Virgil I.
The ly unnamed Denbigh branch, constructed infinally had a name to remember. It was not long before the library needed a new building.
Talk started in the mid-sixties and by the time the mid-seventies rolled around, the problem was getting worse. Newport News officials eventually found a solution.
After purchasing a four-acre site in a mostly residential area on Deshazor Drive, the city opened the new library on September 18, Assisted devices to help accommodate individuals with disabilities are available for use at this branch upon request. If you enjoy crafting, creating, and the use of technology Grissom Library is the place for you. Please call us to schedule an orientation or classes!
Virgil I. We meet the first Monday of every month from p. Sensory Storytime engages the senses and meets the needs of children of all abilities, including those with Autism Spectrum Disorder for ages T w een Techsplorations provides an interactive, hands-on learning program about coding, circuitry, and robotics for ages Homeschool Thursdays — STEAM Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math offers enrichment programs for homeschooled children ages Full STEAM Ahead : Preschool Adventures builds early literacy; for ages Coding for Preschoolers teaches basic coding and programming through STEAM-based storytimes; for ages Adaptive Computer Equipment Assisted devices to help accommodate individuals with disabilities are available for use at this branch upon request.
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