Spring Break Activities

If you’re staying in Virginia Beach during spring break, April 13 to 19, you’ll find lots of free children’s activities at a Virginia Beach Public Library location near you.

Virginia Opera’s “Jack and the Beanstalk”
The classic tale, set to sections of six operettas by Gilbert and Sullivan, is a perfect combination of storytelling and music. Family/all ages.
April 13, 2 to 3 p.m., TCC/City Joint-Use Library, 822-7800

Learning the Scientific Method with Slime
Learn about the different steps of the scientific method as you make and experiment with slime! Grades K-2. Register online.
April 15, 2 to 2:45 p.m., Great Neck Area Library, 385-2606

Garden Boot Camp
Buddy up with teen mentors each day and learn to build a butterfly garden for the community to enjoy. Grades 3-5. Register online.
April 15-17, 1 to 3 p.m., Windsor Woods Area Library, 385-2630

Art a la Cart
Drop in daily for self-directed learning about famous artists and art movements and create your own masterpieces. Family/All Ages.
April 15 to 18, 10 a.m. to 6:45 p.m., Bayside & Special Services Library, 385-2680
April 19 to 20, 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Bayside & Special Services Library, 385-2680

Zumba® Kids Jr. with Sweetee
Experience a high-energy dance party that encourages skill building and physical fitness while exploring cultural elements of dance. Ages 4-6 with caregiver. Register online.
April 16, 10 to 10:45 a.m., TCC/City Joint-Use Library, 822-7800

Zumba® Kids with Sweetee
Experience a high-energy dance party that encourages skill building and physical fitness while exploring cultural elements of dance. Ages 7-11. Register online.
April 16, 11 to 11:45 a.m., TCC/City Joint-Use Library, 822-7800

The Amazing Adventures of Chessie the Manatee with Puppet-Making
Learn about the importance of conservation in this fast-paced program featuring songs, dance and delightful effects presented in bunraku, Japanese-style puppetry. After the show, create a puppet to tell your own story. Grades K-3. Register online.
April 16, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., TCC/City Joint-Use Library, 822-7800

Hands-on Science: Geodes
What's a geode and where do they come from? Explore our rock collection and create artwork inspired from your very own geode! Grades 3-5. Register online.
April 17, 11 a.m. to noon, Oceanfront Area Library, 385-2640
April 17, 2 to 2:45 p.m., Great Neck Area Library, 385-2606

Poetry on Your Plate
Celebrate Poetry Month by cooking up poems about delicious things to eat, writing poetic recipes and bringing home a poem on a plate to share with family. Grades 3-5. Register online.
April 18, 11 a.m. to noon, Bayside & Special Services Library, 385-2680​

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