Chicks and ducks pay library a visit

Free programs at the Vancouver Island Regional Library in April

Chicks and larger-than-life ducks will flock to the Vancouver Island Regional Library in Sooke this month.

The library is offering “extra special” storytime programs in April.

Nancy Bennett from Three Sisters Farm will be back with her live chicks on Tuesday, April 12 and Wednesday, April 13 at 11 a.m.

Library staff is also looking forward to a visit from the Sooke Harbourside Lions for an original Rubber Duck Storytime on April 26 at 11 a.m.

Here’s a list of free programs at the Sooke library in April:.

Preschool Storytime – Tuesdays, 11 to 11:45 a.m. – Stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays and more.  A different theme celebrated each week. Plus, every storytime ends with a craft. For ages 3 to 5. Drop in.

Special Chicken Storytime – Wednesday, April 13, 11 to 11:45 a.m. – A special storytime featuring live chicks. Children will learn about chickens and listen to the best chicken stories. Plus, everyone gets to do a chicken craft. For ages 3-5. Drop-in.

Rubber Duck Storytime – Tuesday, April 26, 11 to 11:45 a.m. – A storytime featuring the Sooke Harbourside Lions. Children enjoy an original story told by a local author. All children get a rubber duck  to take home. Plus, there’ll be a craft and a person dressed as a giant duck. For ages 3 to 5. Drop-in.

Babytime – Thursdays, 10:30 to 11 a.m. – Join in for rhymes, songs and stories that will help develop babies’ early literacy and language skills. Caregivers are encouraged to relax and socialize afterwards. For babies aged 0 to 18 months. Drop-in.

Paws 4 Stories – By appointment, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 6 to 7:30 p.m. – Help make learning to read a positive experience for your child with a therapy dog trained to be a supportive reading companion. Through the St. John Ambulance Paws 4 Stories program, the Sooke library branch now offers free, 15-minute readings sessions with a registered therapy dog for children ages 6 to 11.

Sooke German Kinderspielgruppe – Saturdays, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. – German-speaking caregivers are invited to join Sooke’s Playgroup (“Kinderspielgruppe“). German songs, rhymes and reading short stories will be shared.  For children aged 0 to 6 years. Drop-in.

Knitting Circle – Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m. – Knitting doesn’t need to be a solitary activity. All levels welcome; if you want to learn to knit, bring a pair of five-milimetre straight needles, and either “dishcloth cotton” or “worsted-weight yarn” of medium-to-light colour. Drop-in.

 

Zero Waste Sooke – Third Wednesday of every month, 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more information, please visit zerowastesooke.ca or contact info@zerowastesooke.ca.

 

 

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