Local Libraries Offer More Than Just Books: Check Out Telescopes, Board Games, Movies and More!

Our local libraries offer up thousands of books but did you know they offer even more?

You can go stargazing with the Norfolk Public Library. The Orion StarBlast Telescope is available for library members to borrow for free with your library card.

NASA’s International Space Station is the 3rd brightest object in the sky and easy to spot if you know when to look up….

Posted by Norfolk Public Library on Monday, March 29, 2021

The Virginia Beach Public Library now offers board games for library members.

🎲♟We’re not playing games; YOU are!
Beginning today, April 1, VBPL has a selection of fun board games for you to check…

Posted by Virginia Beach Public Library on Thursday, April 1, 2021

You can also check out music and movies using digital services like Hoopla or Acorn TV.


Start a garden with free seeds from the Virginia Beach Public Library. Each month, Virginia Beach Master Gardeners stock the Seed Library with packs of flower, herb, and vegetable seeds for you to take home and plant in your garden!

🌿🌼Guess what’s back?? That’s right, it’s VBPL’s Seed Library! Each month, Virginia Beach Master Gardeners will stock the…

Posted by Virginia Beach Public Library on Friday, April 2, 2021

Get free activities kits to go from Suffolk Public Library. Take home a Kids Adventure2Go Kit to bring adventure wherever you go. Themes range from music to community heroes and kits include books, activities and toys.  The ‘Library of Things’ also offers crocheting, knitting, letter kids and more.

Chesapeake Public Libary’s Virtual Playground offers librarian recommended sites for fun, games and learning.

Check out your local library to see all that they offer!