Youth in the 'Burg

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Youth logoWhether you are looking for a library to do research or are bored and looking for something fun to do in Harrisonburg, please use these resources as a reference for places to study, places to have fun, and even ideas for what to do after high school.

Libraries and Homework Help:

Libraries in Harrisonburg:

Online resources:Book


Things To Do:

BasketballParks and Recreation offers a wide variety of classes throughout the year. They offer classes and activities for learning to play musical instruments, art classes, dance classes, basketball camps, baseball and softball camps, seasonal lessons like swimming or mountain biking, and many more!

The current activity guide is posted on the Activities and Classes page or browse through the classes and activities online (just log in as a guest).

And if you like golf, check out the First Tee Program at Heritage Oaks Golf Course.

The Arts Council of the Valley offers a variety of Art Programs. One-of-a-kind theater and art classes designed to delight and inspire young artists!  For more information and to register:


Museums and Art Galleries:


Movies and Theater:


Explore Harrisonburg:

Use the PDF[76KB] Downtown Treasure Hunt to get familiar with downtown Harrisonburg.


Still looking for more things to do? Visit the Harrisonburg Tourism and Downtown Renaissance websites for shopping, area events,



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Employment/Internships for High School and After High School:


Colleges, Universities, Higher Education, and Technical Training:

  • If you want to stay local, check out the area schools list for colleges and higher education in the area.
  • Or explore Virginia colleges using lists provided by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.
  • The College Board is the place to register for the SAT's, and learn more about college and the application process.


FlagServing in the Armed Forces:

Use the links to find out more about each branch.