Here We Grow

New opportunities for you to spring forward with VBPL!

A green watering cam beside pink, purple, and yellow flowers with large white lettering that says, "Here We Grow."Can you feel it? Warmer temperatures and longer days are here! Spring can be a time of growth, creating and setting new goals. Virginia Beach Public Library (VBPL) offers many opportunities to help you, your family and your community grow – and it all begins with your VBPL account! If you don't have one, apply online or stop by your local branch.

Growing your garden

Spending time outdoors, getting your hands dirty in the garden, and seeing new growth is so rewarding! We can help you every step of the way, starting with free Seed Libraries, located at Central, Princess Anne and Kempsville libraries. You'll find a variety of flower, herb and vegetable seeds to take home and plant in your own garden! Looking for more?

    • Drop in for a Seed Q & A with the Virginia Beach Master Gardeners
    • Come swap plants with others at Princess Anne Area Library's Spring Plant Swap on March 11
    • Celebrate Seeds on March 18 at Central Library with a viewing of "Seed: The Untold Story," an award-winning documentary film about the importance of heirloom seeds.

Thanks to the Friends of the Virginia Beach Public Library for their ongoing support of the Seed Libraries.

Growing your skills

VBPL's digital library includes online learning platforms that you can access for free, 24/7! The Great Courses and Universal Class offer free courses and lectures on subjects like science, health, language, cooking, business and more. LinkedIn Learning can help you reach your personal and professional goals with:  

    • 16,000+ online courses in seven languages
    • Expert instructors with real-world experience
    • 60+ new courses added each week

Growing young adults

Teens, check out VBPL's event calendar this month! You can: 

    • Drop in to make friendship bracelets or join a Minecraft build adventure
    • Grab some pop-up volunteer and community service hours
    • Try your hand at calligraphy, wood-burning, stone-painting and more

And don't miss Teen Reader's Night Out on March 24 at Central Library! Enjoy literary-themed activities like an escape room, trivia, board games and crafts. We'll provide snacks, a "book tasting," and you can mix up a tasty treat at the hot chocolate bar.

Are you ready to grow? Stop by your local VBPL branch or visit us online at

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