Check out a couple of the programs available for children and teens of all ages:
Tuscaloosa Public Library
Swing by Tuscaloosa Public Library’s main branch and take advantage of the various programs available. From its baby steps program to teen board game night, there’s something sure to please any age.
Vince Bellofatto, the library’s director of public relations and marketing, said the spring break is the perfect way to wind down before summer break while having some productive fun. He said going to the library, zoo and local museums were common activities during spring break when he was growing up, and it’s something he’s shared with his own son.
“Tuscaloosa has a lot of exceptional places for family fun,” he said. “Besides the library, Tuscaloosa offers great parks, museums and playgrounds for families. These places are fun and very affordable, if not free.”
Speaking of Parks…
The Tuscaloosa Parks and Recreation Authority offers a Spring Break Day Camp to keep children engaged and active during their week off. Becky Booker, public relations and marketing manager for PARA, said the day camp experience provides more than just fun for children.
PARA's spring break day camp is open to children from ages kindergarten through eighth grade at the Belk and Phelps Centers. Day camp lasts from 7:30 a.m. through 5:45 p.m., with early-bird drop off for an additional charge.
Swimming, skating, archery, golfing, softball, bowling and arts and crafts are just a few of the activities offered. Older kids often get the chance to go on field trips to local attractions.
The camp is $81 per week with a $30 registration fee, and sibling discounts are available. Children are recommended to pack a lunch, two snacks and three drinks. For more information, visit tcpara.org/recreation/parakids/school-holiday-camp.