April 4, 2022

In Honor of National Library Week: Five Things to Check out at Virginia Beach Public Library

​If you haven't been to the library in a while, now is a good time to check it out. In observance of National Library Week, Virginia Beach Public Library (VBPL) encourages you to visit your library in person or online to explore and access services and programs. A VBPL account, free for Virginia Beach residents and available online, is all you need. VBPL offers a wide array of programs, classes, and resources, including:

  1. Free programs for all ages: attend in person, online, or out in the community.
  2. Digital materials: e-books, digital audiobooks, research tools, learning platforms, plus music, movies, magazines, and more for you to download or stream to your devices.
  3. Access to technology: take home robotic toys, use a 3D printer, learn to fly a drone, borrow a Wi-Fi hotspot, try a Roku streaming stick, access computers, the internet, and more.
  4. Local history and genealogy resources: browse digital and physical collections featuring thousands of postcards, photographs, local maps, family papers, yearbooks, and other materials and resources to connect you with your past.
  5. Research assistance: Need information about careers, a small business, your health, finances, or other important topics? There's a lot of information online, but how do you know it's accurate? The Library staff are trained information professionals who can point you in the right direction. Call 757-385-0150 or email library@VBgov.com for assistance.

Libraries are for everyone in the community. VBPL provides equitable access to books and information so that you can read what you want and others can do the same.

If you don't already have a VBPL account, register online now and start exploring today!

About Virginia Beach Public Library

Virginia Beach Public Library includes a central library, a joint-use library in partnership with Tidewater Community College, seven area libraries, and a public law library. Services include workforce development and job-search support, small business resources, computer and technology classes, early literacy classes and outreach, and local history archives and programs. In addition to books, music, magazines, and movies in tangible and digital formats, the library provides online research tools accessible from home or work, and a variety of specialty collections. Visit www.VBgov.com/libraries for more information.

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