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13 Nights of Scary Stories with Virginia Beach Public Library! {WATCH}

Watch 13 Night of Scary Stories with the Virginia Beach Public Library.👻 From Monday, Oct. 19 to Halloween night, VBPL will share terrifying tales from “Ghost: Thirteen Haunting Tales to Tell.” 😱Warning: these stories are not for the faint of heart. Videos will be posted nightly on VBPL’s YouTube channel: 📚The book is available…Continue Reading

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What is a ‘Thankful Pumpkin?’ Here’s What You Need To Make The New Pumpkin Decorating Trend for 2020.

A new trend this year in pumpkin decorating is the “Thankful Pumpkin.” On Friday we talked about what we were thankful for and wrote it on a pumpkin! Even working with Learn@Home students, we all are thankful for so many similar things! @Harriett_Todd #thankful #writeanywhere — Mrs.Elliotts Kindies (@KindiesMrs) October 14, 2020 According to…Continue Reading

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Norfolk Public Library Offers Ghoulishly Fun Virtual Halloween Programs

NPL offers ghoulishly fun Halloween activities this October. Tune into Facebook to participate with something for everyone! Teens are encouraged to participate in a Selfie contest for TeenTober, and you could win an inflatable chair! TeenTober is a nationwide celebration hosted by libraries every in October that aims to promote the innovative ways teens can…Continue Reading

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20 Ways to Celebrate Halloween That Aren’t Trick-or-Treating

Halloween may look different this year with some families opting not to trick-or-treat.  Whether you choose to stay home or just want to have a little extra fun throughout the month, here are 15 ideas for how you can celebrate Halloween at home. Make Halloween cookies Have a Zoom costume parade Organize a trunk or…Continue Reading


101 Riddles For the Family. How Many Can You Guess Correctly?

Need a little break to unwind with some fun brain teasers? Check out Parade Magazine’s ultimate list of the best riddles of all time. Parade divided the quizzes into categories like Easy, For Kids, Funny, Math, Word, and Really Hard Riddles. Easy Riddles: What has to be broken before you can use it? Kids Riddles: I follow you all the…Continue Reading

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Turn Any Room Into a Classroom with These Free Online Resources

With schools across Hampton Roads implementing distance learning this fall, many organizations are offering free resources for students from activity books to virtual field trips. Our friends at 13NewsNow compiled a huge list of links to help turn any room into a classroom. Free learning workbooks  Live, interactive virtual camps  Interactive study guides  Rosie Riveters STEM…Continue Reading


Free Comic Book Summer!

Free Comic Book Day is traditionally scheduled to take place the first Saturday in May each year. The annual event had to be postponed this year because of COVID-19 and will now take place throughout July and early September, making it Free Comic Book Summer! Between July 15th and September 9th, local comic shops will be getting…Continue Reading

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20 Local Scavenger Hunts in Hampton Roads for the Family has put together a list of 20 Scavenger Hunts in Hampton Roads. Take pictures throughout Fort Monroe, check out the Mermaids in Norfolk, find painted rocks in Newport News, Dinosaurs in Virginia Beach or sign-up to be a citizen scientist to help the Elizabeth River Project! 1. Chesapeake Arboretum Scavenger Hunt 2. Elizabeth River Project Scavenger Hunts  3. Historical Fort Monroe Picture Biking Scavenger Hunt…Continue Reading

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Amazon, Apple, Walmart, and More Offering Free Summer Camp Programs for Kids

Big-name companies are offering their own versions of virtual summer camps amid the coronavirus pandemic. Amazon: Through Camp Handmade, customers are provided with arts and crafts workshops, a panel discussion and shop Handmade’s selection of offerings from crafting experts. Apple: Kids can participate in Apple Camp at Home for coding, filming and other workshops provided every week. Michaels: Camp…Continue Reading

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YouTube Is Offering 100 Kids Movies And Specials For Free!

YouTube Kids, the child-focused version of Google’s massive video site, plans to add over a hundred movies and specials this summer. YouTube Kids launched “Summer of Movies” to help keep kids entertained with its child-friendly content. The streaming service will release new content every Monday until August 31st. The new selection will include Tayo the Little…Continue Reading

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10 Frozen Treats To Make For Your Dog All Summer Long {How-To-Video}

Dogs are man (and woman’s) best friend so treat your BFF to a frozen treat you can make at home.    4 Ingredient Yogurt Pops Banana, Peanut Butter, Carrot and Bacon Pupsicles 3 Ingredient Frozen Chicken Bites Frozen Pumpkin and Banana Dog Treats Banana and Peanut Butter Pops Apple and Peanut Putter Pops Watermelon Pupsicles…Continue Reading