Virtual Recreation Center
Welcome to the Community Services Department’s Virtual Recreation Center!
This is your place for fun, fitness, arts, education, and enrichment through these unprecedented times. The Community Services Department is committed to ensuring resilient Malibu community members have resources to maintain healthy lives, maintain mental wellness, and continue to have extraordinary experiences.
The Virtual Recreation Center will bring programs and resources to you and your family to prioritize your health and well-being.
Visit this page often or follow us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter for new updates and ideas. Have a great idea or resource to share? Email the Community Services Department.
Book Recommendations by the Malibu Library
The Malibu Library is open.
The Malibu Library hours:
Monday:10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Wednesday to Friday: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
For more information about Malibu Library services, contact (310) 456-6438.
The Snow Dancer
Written by Addie Boswell
Best in Snow
Written by April Pulley Sayre
The Color Monster
Written by Anna Llenas
Walk this World at Christmastime
Written by Debbie Powell
Written by Igloo Books
My Little Golden Book About Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Written by Shana Corey
The Very Last Leaf
Written by Stef Wade
A Winter Candle
Written by Jeron Ashford
The Gift Inside This Box
Written by Adam Grant and Allison Sweet Grant
The Shortest Day: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
Written by Wendy Pfeffer
The Smartest Kid in the Universe
Written by Chris Grabenstein
Written by Karen M. McManus
Blame It on the Mistletoe
Written by Beth Garrod
The Holiday Switch
Written by Tif Marcelo
They All Had A Reason
Written by Michele Leathers
Written by Natasha Deon
The Lincoln Highway
Written by Amor Towles
Everything We Didn’t Say
Written by Nicole Baart
Little Fires Everywhere
Written by Celeste Ng
Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance
Written by Ruth Emmie Lang
Big Book of Bugs
Written by Yuval Zummer
City Dog, Country Frog
Written by Mo Willems
Written by Peter Brown
Written by Ellen Jackson
From Tree to Sea
Written by Shelley Moore Thomas
Green on Green
Written by Dianne White
Written by Barbara Cooney
Outside Your Window
Written by Nicola Davies
Written by Jane Yolen
Written by Alison Farrell
The Los Angeles County Library system continues to offer a variety of services and virtual programs.
Digital book collections through OverDrive offer students the opportunity to check out up to 15 digital books at a time, and Hoopla allows eight checkouts per month. These download to an e-device and automatically get returned after three weeks, so there are no late fees.
LA County Library's online virtual programs are available with a different theme each day: Maker Mondays; Transformation Tuesdays; Wellness Wednesdays; Arts & Culture Thursdays; Fun Fridays; and Stories & More Saturdays. Online virtual storytimes are also available Monday through Thursday at 11:00 AM on the LA County Library Facebook page.
A LA County Library card is needed for students to access online resources and databases, including BrainFuse and Learning Express, which offer services such as free live online homework help and test preparation assistance. More information on programs and services can be found online at LACountyLibrary.org. You can also follow the Library on social media through @lacountylibrary, via Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube.
- Featured Instructors
- Fun & Fitness
- Arts & Culture
- STEM & Education
- Senior Recreation
- Nature & Virtual Travel
Soccer with Super Soccer Stars - Free Trial
Boys & Girls Club of Malibu - Free Wellness Activities, Virtual Photography, Healthy Eating, Teen Support, Storytime, and more
Mindfulness and Yoga - Free Children’s Mindfulness and Playbook Activities will be emailed twice per week courtesy of Little Fox Yoga. Join Mindful Monday Movements and Thoughtful Thursdays and Grooving by contacting Little Fox Yoga.
Art Trek - Free Livestreams available on Instagram @arttrekinc for Friday Family Art Projects
Champ Camp Skateboarding - Free Livestreams for Virtual Skate Class. @Champcampkids
CReATE Studio - Free Livestreams for weekly at-home art projects and a "30 Days of Reuse Calendar" designed for children to create simple, low-mess projects with items found around the house
Neighborhood Legal Services Los Angeles County - Free Estate Planning Clinics
Malibu Library - Activities at Home
Eco-friendly Crafts - National Pollinator Week
Boys & Girls Club of Malibu - Free Wellness Activities, Virtual Photography, Healthy Eating, Teen Support, Storytime, and more.
BarBend - Best at Home Bodyweight Workouts
Champ Camp Skateboarding - Free Livestreams for Virtual Skate Class. @Champcampkids
CReATE Studio - Free Livestreams for weekly at-home art projects and a "30 Days of Reuse Calendar" designed for children to create simple, low-mess projects with items found around the house.
GoNoodle - Free family activities, downloadables and blog posts to connect, get moving, and have fun with the kids in your life – no matter your mood.
Los Angeles Times - Virtual Events
KCET - 55 Best Virtual Adventures
Google Arts and Culture - Features content from over 1,200 leading museums and archives.
Daily Doodle - Daily Lessons by Mo Willems.
FreeKidsCrafts - Lots of categories of idea, templates and print outs
Crafts by Amanda - Free arts and crafts ideas
Coloring pages - Free coloring pages for children
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MetKids) - Discover the Met Museum through virtual activities
Artsology - Interactive art activities for children.
Kids Think Design - Explores careers in different types of design.
Recycled Arts and Crafts - create something out of recycled materials.
Broadway Shows - Watch a Broadway show for free.
Annenberg Space for Photography - Photography Education resources.
Scholastic Learn at Home - Reading activities for children
Bed Time Math - Math as a fun part of your daily family routine
Instructables - 3D printing projects and Coding projects
Science Spot - Science projects that can be completed without Internet access
The Happy Scientist - Science exploration
Climate Kids - NASA’s science exploration for children
PBS Learning - over 30,000 learning materials for children
Brainscape - Online flashcard decks on every subject imaginable
Banzai - Understanding of real-world financial situations, and smart money management
Education.com - Free printable worksheets and interactive games
iD Tech - Virtual Tech Camp
Dads Worksheets - Printable math worksheets
Educational Videos, Workshops, and Resources
Altissimo Virtual Concerts
Cal Lutheran University - Fifty and Better classes, a new program for lifelong learning!
Malibu Senior Center Recipe Book
Fitness Classes and Programs
AARP Exercise - Free at home exercise videos and articles on stress management, healthy living, and more
Senior Fitness Resource - Baylor University
Partners in Care Virtual Classes - Free County-sponsored programs, including exercise, healthy living, and more
Silver Sneakers - Free at home workouts for those 65+
Stretch and Strength - Marsha Cooper's Stretch and Strength class
Yin Yoga - Tina Sartorius' Yoga class
Restoring Habitat for Pollinators - Virtual Events
NASA at Home - Virtual Tours and Apps
Google Earth - Take a Virtual Vacation or explore the world
Monterey Bay Aquarium - Head to the Aquarium through their live stream
Virtual Museum Tours - Visit museums around the world
San Diego Zoo - Live animal cameras and videos
The Environmental Nature Center - Educational videos for school-aged children
Aquarium of the Pacific - Webinars, live-cam footage, and classes
Nat Geo Kids - Learn about geography and animals
Smithsonian Zoos and Museums - Live video of the National Zoo and activities from the Smithsonian Learning Lab
National Parks - Live video and virtual tours of National Parks, including the Statue of Liberty and Yellowstone National Park
NOTE: The City of Malibu (hereinafter “City”) does not endorse, collect payment on behalf of, or receive funds to advertise any of the third-party sites or services listed or referenced on this page. The City is not responsible for any material downloaded, viewed or otherwise obtained through the virtual class/program. The City makes no representation or guarantee, express or implied, that the sites and/or services are fit for any particular purpose and you, the participant, access the sites and/or engage in the activity at your own risk. Prior to participation, the City recommends you do your own investigation and due diligence to determine if the resources provided are what you are looking for, and where physical activity is part of the class/program, that you are physically capable of participating in the class/program and your personal and real property are appropriate for the activity.