Poster courtesy Richmond Public Library
Our library says, “Hatch a plan to come and spend Spring Break at the library! There are over 20 egg-citing free programs to choose from.”
You don’t have to adore word play, or even curling up with a good book, to find something to love at the Richmond Public Library (RPL) this spring break.
Kids from pre-schooolers through teens have a vast menu of opportunities from which to choose, many of the options are free but advance registration is required.
This year, spring break starts the morning of Friday, March 16. The kids do not go back to school until Tuesday, April 3. That gives your offspring plenty of time to get bored and/or drive parents slightly mad so the solution is to find something they love then pick from the bouquet of free programs offered through RPL in conjunction with organizations like Parks Canada, Engineers Geoscientists BC, STEM ACES and the Northwest Wildlife Preservation Society, as well as local publishers Raincoast Books and Free Spirit Books.
Megan Archibald, director of communications for Engineers Geoscientists BC represents one of the spring break programming partners: “Our outreach programming aims to show students how a career in engineering or geoscience can open up a world of possibilities.”
“We want to show kids that these careers make a difference,” Archibald says.
With workshops on public speaking, writing, and a host of other areas, there is something to fit with everyone’s interests.
As always, the library will be open and Richmondites are invited to just hang out at the library, enjoying the books and everything the four branches have to offer. Stephanie Vokey marketing and public relations coordinator for RPL says, “As always, there will be plenty of spaces available for people to escape the bustle of the school break and find their own books, hang out with friends or learn something new.”
Remember to register now to reserve your spot.
For a list of programs and to register, cut and paste:tinyurl.com/richmondbclibrary