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.

 

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Bike lane closed, traffic impacted by landscaping in Metchosin

Construction begins May 25, to be complete by mid-July

Homeless shelter at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre creates 40 jobs

The arena can house 45 people in pop-up pods

Bears spotted near Saanich lake spooked by police, wandered off

Bear, cub not seen over weekend but police ask residents to be on alert

Victoria’s 75,000 veggie plants ready to find a home

New gardeners line-up for Get Growing Victoria

Vancouver Island hasn’t seen a new homegrown case of COVID-19 in two weeks

Island’s low and steady transmission rate chalked up to several factors

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways that would have… Continue reading

Dump truck in Nanaimo snags power lines, snaps hydro pole, crashes

No injuries in incident Monday morning on Old Victoria Road

Ferry sailings scheduled once again at Nanaimo’s Departure Bay terminal

BC Ferries announces that resumption of service June 3 includes four daily round trips

Island Health signs working agreement to turn former Comox hospital into a ‘dementia village’

Island Health has signed a project development agreement with Providence Living to… Continue reading

Kelowna man charged with harming a hamster

The 20-year-old Kelowna man faces several animal cruelty charges

High tech fish transport system set up to ‘whoosh’ salmon past Big Bar landslide

Fish will spend roughly 20 seconds inside the system, moving at roughly 20 metres per second

Trudeau to seek 10 days of paid sick leave for Canadian workers, says talks are ongoing

Paid sick leave is key to keeping COVID-19 spread under control, prime minister says

Snowbirds jets will not be leaving Kamloops, just yet

The Snowbirds have been in Kamloops since May 17 when a plane crashed killing Capt. Jennifer Casey

Most Read