One Hour With A Youth Librarian

For readers in grades K-5, VBPL offers one-on-one assistance with a youth librarian at Bayside Area Library, Central Library, Great Neck Area Library, Kempsville Area Library, Princess Anne Area Library, and the Joint-Use Library. Young readers can:

  • Find books of interest on their reading level.
  • Learn how to locate similar items in the library.
  • Make the most of library resources.
  • Practice their reading skills.

If you’d like to schedule a time, please call (757) 385-0150 or email

Battle of the Books

Compete in our popular book trivia challenge, read great books and have fun.

Learn How


Follow the story and enjoy activities at each board along the path.

Explore StoryWalks

Access Student Account

Obtain a student library account and discover how you can maximize your learning opportunities.

Access Account

Library Outreach

Our staff bring library services to Virginia Beach organizations such as preschools, retirement and senior communities, schools, businesses, and other gathering places.

Learn More

Storytime Classes

VBPL offers age-specific storytime programs for children 6 months to 5 years old.

Find Storytime Classes

School Research Resources

Find resources for a school assignment, help with a book report and more!

Search Resources

In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request reasonable accommodation for programs. Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. View our Accessible Resources and Services page for additional information.