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Spring Break Activities: March Events in Public Libraries


Spring break activities

Spring Break is here. Many school students across Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley will be looking for some local, fun, and free activities to keep them occupied. Good thing we can look to our local libraries for some good fun.

The Vancouver Public Library has a number of different activities scheduled throughout Spring Break including, but not limited to:

  • Kid Zone: Meet other kids and share books, crafts, and fun activities at the library. For Grades K-7.
  • Lego Block Party: Drop in for some Lego building fun! Meet new friends and break out the bricks for a building bonanza at the library. For Grades K-7.
  • Learn to Camp: Join Parks Canada’s Learn-to Camp team in learning how to dress for cold temperatures, what to pack for a winter excursion and how you can stay safe while enjoying the frosty weather! Families are encouraged to attend this event by Parks Canada.
  • Theatre Workshop with Plays by Joseph A. Dandurand: Not your usual drama class – this is theatre for kids! Over five days children will use their imagination and learn theatre skills to promote self-expression, including a finale production celebrating their hard work. Each child gets a role within the story based on short plays by Joseph A. Dandurand, Indigenous Storyteller in Residence and Kwantlen playwright. In partnership with Axis Theatre. For Grades 2-4.
  • Scratch Programming for Kids: Join Code Mobile for a fun, beginner-friendly, hands-on workshop that teaches kids how to use Scratch programming in a social and collaborative way. For grades 2 – 3.

The Fraser Valley Regional Library is offering some great events as well:

  • Virtual Reality: Experience the thrill of virtual reality (VR)! Put on the HTC VIVE goggles and let the real world wash away. You can try out a mix of virtual games, as well as educational experiences. For ages 10 and up or 48”+ tall.
  • Science World on the Road: From flying chickens to hair-raising electrical displays! Come experience spectacular science demonstrations that showcase the power and spectacle of chemistry, physics and more.
  • Peep-A-Polooza Creation Station: Using a shoebox and sugary peeps, you can create a scene from a book, movie or fandom. The library will have supplies ready to begin your creation!

Finally, the Richmond Public Library has a number of fun and cool events:

  • Animation Workshop: Are you interested in animation? The animation team at LiveWires Design will be here for a hands-on workshop to show you how to draw athletes, make flip books and create your own computer animation. For ages 9 -12.
    Register now!(Program #215)
  • Drop in Wii Game Time: A fun-filled hour of Wii games. Best for children age 9 and up.
  • Play Board Games with your Friends: They have lots of fun board games you can play while you’re inside the library, including Chess, Checkers, Guess Who and Pictionary. Ask at the information desk at your branch to find out which games are available.

This is just a sampling from three library systems. Libraries across the region will offer activities and workshops for Spring Break. If you need to find your local libraries Spring Break information, click here to find your library events page.