CORRECTING THE RECORD: Libraries haven't kept pace with the digital age.

​​18146 - 10_3D.jpgFICTION: The Virginia Beach Public Library offers technology, classes and events available to residents at no cost. 

Of course, libraries have books, but we live in a digital age. The Virginia Beach Public Library has adapted to provide residents with resources and services for the 21st century.  Chief among those are technology resources that can be checked out or used at the libraries. Some items include:

  • ​​Computers at all 10 public library locations
  • Digital resources, including music, comic books, magazines, videos, e-books and audiobooks
  • 3-D printer that allows digitally created designs to go from the computer screen to the real world
  • Educational toys that teach programming skills such as the Sphero robot and Code-a-pillar
  • Mobile hotspots for Internet access on the go
  • Roku sticks to stream media at home, pre-loaded with content

The Library also offers thousands of events​ throughout the year that cater to a number of interests and education levels. There are reading events for children and adults, classes with master gardeners and programming classes for individuals of all skill levels and ages.  

Library cards are free to Virginia Beach residents and are required to check out any materials. Bring a photo ID and proof of Virginia Beach residency when you sign up for a card. Non-residents can have a library card, however it will cost $35. 

For more information about the Virginia Beach Public Libraries, including locations, hours of operation and available resources, please visit www.vbgov.com/libraries.​​​ 

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