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🦃Thanksgiving week is here! A reminder: All VBPL locations, except for the TCC/City Joint-Use Library (JUL), will close ...
11/23/2020

🦃Thanksgiving week is here! A reminder:
All VBPL locations, except for the TCC/City Joint-Use Library (JUL), will close at 5pm Wednesday, Nov. 25 and reopen Saturday, Nov. 28. The JUL will close at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 25 and will reopen on Monday, Nov. 30. The Pungo-Blackwater branch is closed for renovations.

🏆At less than 250 pages, these books can help you reach your 2020 reading challenge goal! (Or, if you have already... co...
11/22/2020
32 Short, New Books to Help You CRUSH Your Reading Challenge

🏆At less than 250 pages, these books can help you reach your 2020 reading challenge goal! (Or, if you have already... congrats!! 👏🏻)

Someday, this year will end! And with the ringing in of 2021, we will come to the end of this year's Goodreads Reading Challenge. Of course, there's ...

Engaging storytimes at home are only a few clicks away! With links to music 🎶 digital books 📚 & activities ✂️✏️, these h...
11/21/2020

Engaging storytimes at home are only a few clicks away!
With links to music 🎶 digital books 📚 & activities ✂️✏️, these handy guides have everything you need!
Classic storytime and STEAM options are available! Just visit:
www.vbgov.com/AtHome

🦃Mmmmm.... it's almost here; one of the best meals of the year!! 🍴Looking for delicious recipes for a stellar Thanksgivi...
11/20/2020

🦃Mmmmm.... it's almost here; one of the best meals of the year!!
🍴Looking for delicious recipes for a stellar Thanksgiving feast? You'll find new takes on classic sides, cooking hacks for the perfect turkey, and ideas for all dietary requirements in the latest magazines on RBdigital, free with your VBPL library card!

https://virginiabeachva.rbdigital.com/

➕Bonus Borrows! 🆒No waiting with your VBPL library card. HooplaDigital.com
11/19/2020

➕Bonus Borrows!
🆒No waiting with your VBPL library card.
HooplaDigital.com

Celebrate the weekend early with some Urban Romance and Comedy movies!! The best part? They're #BonusBorrows!!

🎬 https://hoopla.app.link/O4OZtJi3xbb

😍True story: This photo was taken *today* at Central Library! Brand new books just waiting for delivery and shelving. Fi...
11/19/2020

😍True story: This photo was taken *today* at Central Library!
Brand new books just waiting for delivery and shelving. Find your next read, search the catalog for a classic, get a VBPL recommendation or put a hold request on a new best seller!
vbgov.com/vbpl_catalog

🎁It feels great to give! And your small gift can make a BIG difference at VBPL. #GivingTuesday is coming Dec. 1, or clic...
11/17/2020

🎁It feels great to give! And your small gift can make a BIG difference at VBPL.
#GivingTuesday is coming Dec. 1, or click to donate today!
http://weblink.donorperfect.com/givetoVBPL

When you #givetoVBPL, your tax-deductible donation will support our community by ensuring that Virginia Beach Public Library has the funding it needs to enrich people's lives.

Join us on Dec. 1 to participate in #GivingTuesday, or click here to donate today! http://weblink.donorperfect.com/givetoVBPL

📺Looking for something new to watch today? Kanopy has you covered, and it’s available now with your VBPL library card!
11/15/2020

📺Looking for something new to watch today? Kanopy has you covered, and it’s available now with your VBPL library card!

Check out what to watch this weekend on Kanopy! Kanopy is free to you thanks to your local library. Find a library near you that offers Kanopy at go.kanopy.com/signup.

ORDINARY LOVE: Joan & Tom (Lesley Manville & Liam Neeson) have been married for years. When Joan is diagnosed with cancer, her treatment shines a light on their enduring devotion, as they must find the humor & grace to survive a year of adversity. go.kanopy.com/ordinary-love

ENRON: THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM: Alex Gibney examines the rise and fall of an infamous corporate juggernaut. go.kanopy.com/enron

Meet THE SQUAD: four fearless women of color under 50 elected in the 2018 United States House of Representatives elections. They are Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib. Get to know The Squad in this hard-hitting new political documentary. go.kanopy.com/squad

TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE: Using the torture and death in 2002 of an innocent Afghan taxi driver as the touchstone, this film examines changes after 9/11 in U.S. policy toward suspects in the war on terror. go.kanopy.com/taxi-dark-side

HOARDERS profiles adults who suffer from extreme hoarding, a mental disorder marked by an obsessive need to collect things, even if the items are worthless, hazardous, or unsanitary. go.kanopy.com/hoarders

💍🧵This book club has it all! Fascination with the royal family and its history is popular now, and "The Gown" is about o...
11/14/2020

💍🧵This book club has it all! Fascination with the royal family and its history is popular now, and "The Gown" is about one of the most famous wedding dresses of the twentieth century—Queen Elizabeth's wedding gown—and the intriguing women who made it.

🏚But there's more! Prior to the discussion, Miriam Jackson, Virginia Beach History Museums division of the Cultural Affairs Department, will give a presentation about the history of the Rose Hall Dress Shop which was located in the Francis Land House.
🖋Register and find material info here (book is also available on hoopla!):
https://vbpl.librarymarket.com/webex-live-history-comes-alive-book-club-0

🌎Perfect for World Kindness Day: give back to our community with VBPL's Toy Drive!. 🎁Now through Dec. 5, VBPL is collect...
11/13/2020

🌎Perfect for World Kindness Day: give back to our community with VBPL's Toy Drive!.
🎁Now through Dec. 5, VBPL is collecting new toys for kids ages 0-5. You'll find donation boxes at all open branches (except Joint-Use Library and Wahab Public Law Library). Each box features snow people created by Teen Advisory Group (TAG) member, Yosh*ta! Adorable!
💕The Toy Drive is a TAG service project and supports the Department of Human Services and the families that rely on them.

Happy World Kindness Day! Showing LOVE and kindness during these times is important! Read here what each letter in the L...
11/13/2020

Happy World Kindness Day! Showing LOVE and kindness during these times is important! Read here what each letter in the LOVE sign at Oceanfront Library means!
Unveiled in August of 2018, the letters were created by artist Chesley De Leon and is a popular photo spot in the ViBe district.
Share your photos with the LOVEworks sign with the hashtag #LOVEVA
https://www.virginia.org/Listings/TheArts/LOVEworkinVirginiaBeachsViBeCreativeDistrict/
Virginia Beach City Government

🌧On a day like today, this sounds pretty perfect doesn't it? If you need inspiration, your VBPL library card gives you a...
11/12/2020

🌧On a day like today, this sounds pretty perfect doesn't it?
If you need inspiration, your VBPL library card gives you access to our digital library of ebooks, audiobooks, music, movies and more.
vbgov.com/digital-library
(Bonus info: Bill Watterson is the author of the Calvin & Hobbes comic strip) 😄

🇺🇸Wishing all veterans a happy Veterans Day, and a sincere thank you for your service and sacrifice!📍A reminder: All VBP...
11/11/2020

🇺🇸Wishing all veterans a happy Veterans Day, and a sincere thank you for your service and sacrifice!
📍A reminder: All VBPL locations, except for the TCC/City Joint-Use Library, will be closed today in observance. Joint-Use Library will be open 8am to 5pm.

11/10/2020
Video Games for Non-Gamers

🕹Parents and caregivers, do your kids love video games? If so, watch this VBPL presentation to learn more about what they are playing, how to keep them safe online, and how to create a set of guidelines for your household.
⏰Time stamps are included for easy reference!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJXSnqfSHX0

Parents and caregivers, do your kids love video games? Even if you aren't a fan, you need to be able to evaluate what your kids are playing and know how to k...

11/10/2020

📍All VBPL locations, except for the TCC/City Joint-Use Library, will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day. Joint-Use Library will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All locations will reopen for limited services Thursday, Nov. 12, except for Pungo-Blackwater Library, which is closed for renovations.

📣Teens! There are still seats left for VBPL's virtual Teen Time: Mug Lava Cake and Ice Cream next Monday, Nov. 16! 📍Regi...
11/09/2020

📣Teens! There are still seats left for VBPL's virtual Teen Time: Mug Lava Cake and Ice Cream next Monday, Nov. 16!
📍Register for the yumminess here: vbpl.librarymarket.com

🆒 Up, up, and away! How'd you like to try your hand at flying a drone? VBPL will offer drone programs when in-person pro...
11/09/2020
Virginia Beach libraries plan to offer drone classes

🆒 Up, up, and away! How'd you like to try your hand at flying a drone? VBPL will offer drone programs when in-person programming resumes (date TBD) and WTKR News 3 came by to try them out!

☺️Special thanks to Friends of the Virginia Beach Public Library for funding the drones, and to Virginia Beach Library Foundation for their funding of a variety of technologies implemented at VBPL.

COVID-19 has delayed in-person programming

💓It's Book Lovers Day!! Well, one of them anyway. The holiday is observed the first Saturday in November and also on Aug...
11/07/2020

💓It's Book Lovers Day!! Well, one of them anyway. The holiday is observed the first Saturday in November and also on August 9. Never too many days to celebrate loving books!
🥇Drop your favorite book title in the comments and check out some VBPL staff with theirs!

📍On Monday, Nov. 9, TCC/City Joint-Use Library will open to the public for limited services. Customers will be limited t...
11/06/2020

📍On Monday, Nov. 9, TCC/City Joint-Use Library will open to the public for limited services. Customers will be limited to the first floor and the children’s area will be closed, but staff will assist with retrieving materials.
-Monday: 9am - 7pm
-Tuesday - Thursday: 9am - 5pm; 5pm - 6pm- holds pickup only.
-Friday: 9am - 5pm
-Saturday: 10am - 5pm- holds pickup only.
In addition, notary services will resume at select locations and teen spaces in open branches will be available.
See www.vbgov.com/libraries for more information.

🍜Teens love ramen and we have simple and fun hacks to share! "Teen Time: Ramen Hacks" for grades 6-12. 📍Monday, Nov. 9, ...
11/05/2020

🍜Teens love ramen and we have simple and fun hacks to share!
"Teen Time: Ramen Hacks" for grades 6-12.
📍Monday, Nov. 9, 5pm. Register here:
https://vbpl.librarymarket.com/

Join VBPL this evening for an online "Art Exhibit & Meet the Artist" featuring the photography of Sandi Snider and a Q&A...
11/04/2020

Join VBPL this evening for an online "Art Exhibit & Meet the Artist" featuring the photography of Sandi Snider and a Q&A session with her afterwards!
📷Sandi is a fine art photographer who lives on a farm in Creeds, VA, where she explores the natural beauty of the woods and waters of nearby Back Bay and the Currituck Sound.
📺The Youtube link will go live for you to view beginning Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 6:30pm at youtube.com/vbplibrary

🗳Here at VBPL, the votes have been tallied and the results are in! Over 130 voters at Central Library participated in vo...
11/04/2020

🗳Here at VBPL, the votes have been tallied and the results are in!
Over 130 voters at Central Library participated in voting for their favorite storybook characters to fill the roles of president and vice president.
🏆And the winning team is:

🐘🐖Elephant and Piggy!

11/03/2020

🇺🇸 Reminder: All VBPL locations will be closed today, Tuesday, Nov. 3 for Election Day. Holds pickup and due dates will be extended. Kempsville Library will be open as a polling location only. All locations will reopen for limited services Wednesday, Nov. 4, except the Joint-Use Library, which is offering holds pickups only, and the Pungo-Blackwater branch, which is closed for renovations.

“I love that the library is offering virtual classes during this crazy time, and that they have adult options! With two ...
11/02/2020

“I love that the library is offering virtual classes during this crazy time, and that they have adult options! With two toddlers, COVID and no family nearby, date nights are harder to schedule. But the virtual Spooky Painting class allowed us to have a creative date night in. It was fun to create together and you can't beat free! We will be keeping an eye out for other adult crafting classes. Thank you VBPL for an amazing date night!”
- Erin J.
Tell us YOUR library success story!
www.vbgov.com/library-stories

🆕A new month means.... new borrows! Plus, Bonus Borrows are BACK for November! See hoopladigital.com for books, audioboo...
11/02/2020

🆕A new month means.... new borrows! Plus, Bonus Borrows are BACK for November!
See hoopladigital.com for books, audiobooks, movies, music and more, no waiting with your VBPL library card!

🎃Halloween skeleton sightings at Bayside & Special Services Library, plus a butterfly at Windsor Woods: 🎃 Amara B in her...
10/31/2020

🎃Halloween skeleton sightings at Bayside & Special Services Library, plus a butterfly at Windsor Woods:
🎃 Amara B in her skeleton shirt
🎃 Amy B wearing her skeleton mask
🦋Becky D in her butterfly costume

🎃Next up: the staff at Kempsville and Great Neck, plus more from Central Library's staff and customers! 🧙‍♀️👻Happy Hallo...
10/31/2020

🎃Next up: the staff at Kempsville and Great Neck, plus more from Central Library's staff and customers! 🧙‍♀️
👻Happy Halloween to all! Be safe and have fun tonight!

🎃Next up- Princess Anne staff and customers show us their Halloween spirit!
10/31/2020

🎃Next up- Princess Anne staff and customers show us their Halloween spirit!

🎃Happy Halloween from VBPL! Our staff is celebrating in some frightfully cool costumes and we'll be sharing throughout t...
10/31/2020

🎃Happy Halloween from VBPL! Our staff is celebrating in some frightfully cool costumes and we'll be sharing throughout the day- first up, Central Library! More to come!

📌 On Saturday, Oct. 31, Bayside & Special Services Library will be closed for walk-in services. Please visit the drive-u...
10/31/2020
Locations and Hours :: VBgov.com - City of Virginia Beach

📌 On Saturday, Oct. 31, Bayside & Special Services Library will be closed for walk-in services. Please visit the drive-up window or call 385-2680 for assistance. The branch will reopen Monday, Nov. 2 at 10 a.m. For other branch services, visit www.vbgov.com/locations-hours.

 Locations and Hours Saturday, Oct. 31, the Bayside & Special Services Library will be closed for walk-in services. Please visit the drive-up window or call 385-2680 for assistance. The branch will reopen Monday, Nov. 2 at 10 a.m.All VBPL locations will be closed on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3. H...

Read how VBPL's Bayside & Special Services staff have provided materials and programs to customers with disabilities thr...
10/30/2020

Read how VBPL's Bayside & Special Services staff have provided materials and programs to customers with disabilities throughout the pandemic.
🥰We are so grateful for their dedication and passion!
www.vbgov.com/library-news

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General information

Our Locations: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library 4100 Virginia Beach Boulevard Virginia Beach, VA 23452 Circulation - (757) 385-0120 Reference and Information - (757) 385-0150 Bayside Special Service Library 936 Independence Boulevard Virginia Beach, VA 23455 (757) 385-2680 Great Neck Area Library 1251 Bayne Drive Virginia Beach, VA 23454 (757) 385-2606 Kempsville Area Library 832 Kempsville Road Virginia Beach, VA 23464 (757) 385-2627 Oceanfront Area Library 700 Virginia Beach Boulevard Virginia Beach, VA 23451 (757) 385-2640 Princess Anne Area Library 1444 Nimmo Parkway Virginia Beach, VA 23456 (757) 385-2610 Pungo-Blackwater Library 916 Princess Anne Road Virginia Beach, VA 23457 (757) 385-7790 Special Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped 936 Independence Boulevard Virginia Beach, VA 23455 (757) 385-2684 (757) 385-2690 TDD TCC/City Joint-Use Library 1700 College Crescent TCC Campus, Building L Virginia Beach, VA 23453 (757) 822-7800 Wahab Public Law Library 2425 Nimmo Parkway Judicial Center, Bldg 10B Virginia Beach, VA 23456 (757) 385-4419 Windsor Woods Area Library 3612 South Plaza Trail Virginia Beach, VA 23452 (757) 385-2630

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 19:00
Monday 10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 21:00
Thursday 10:00 - 19:00
Thursday 10:00 - 21:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 13:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(757) 385-0150

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When my husband's library card expired, they renewed it over the phone. They wouldn't do that for me, and said I had to come into the library to show proof of address. When I asked if I could do it through the drive-thru, they said yes. Why wasn't this suggested to me? And why was my husband able to do it over the phone? You need consistency. I do not want to go into public places unnecessarily.
Are you all open for coming inside and sitting yet?
God bless y'alls staff that does the virtual story time! It was our first time. I'm sorry my kids are so loud and one hates pants! Thank y'all!
LIVEArt: Giacometti Sculpture
Aiden P. Live Art Session Oct 7th- Giacometti Sculpture. 🐒 Monkey!
My daughter picked up an awesome activity from her school. Thank you for providing something fun! It was a hit!
Week 16 Summer Reading Challenge: Jessiah's Kinetic Sand Creations!
Nick is enjoying the Teen Time paper airplane program! 🛩 This one got some good distance across the living room! 😜
Will the library order Congressman John Lewis's memoir to honor his legacy? I would love to read it. Thank you!
Two very happy kids who picked up their prizes from your summer reading program!
I can relate to this comic. Anyone else? 😊 Libraries have so many books to choose from.
Virginia Beach Public Library: how are you going to prevent this when you (prematurely) open tomorrow without giving your workers adequate PPE or making masks mandatory