​Oceanfront Area Library Marks 10-Year Milestone with Community Celebration

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Virginia Beach’s Oceanfront Area Library is hosting a fun-filled day of activities on Saturday, Oct. 4, 10 years to the day the library opened at 700 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach Public Library Director Eva Poole will launch the festivities, followed by a variety of family programs and activities. 

Performances include magic with John Kingry at 11 a.m., balloon creations with Ryan the Balloon Guy from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., and a variety of other activities from noon until 5 p.m. Attendees will have the chance to learn more about local history and Oceanfront Area Library, which opened in 1979 at its former Arctic Avenue location.

The anniversary celebration is funded by a grant from the Friends of the Virginia Beach Public Library and is free and open to the public. For more information, call 385-2640.

About Virginia Beach Public Library

A community anchor for more than 50 years, Virginia Beach Public Library includes a central library, a joint-use library in partnership with Tidewater Community College, seven area libraries and a public law library. Services include workforce development and job-search support, small business resources, computer and technology classes, early literacy classes and outreach, and local history archives and programs. In addition to books, music and magazines in tangible and digital formats, the library provides online research tools accessible from home or work, as well as movies, music, and a variety of specialty collections. Visit www.VBgov.com/libraries for more information.