Vancouver Island Regional Library recently launched a spring break planting program with operations in full swing at the Cowichan Lake branch last Thursday.
Various youngsters and family members came out to plant beans in celebration of spring break.
“We’re getting ready for a spring break planting program so we’re inviting the kids to stop by on their spring break to plant some beans to take home,” said customer services librarian Kristen Rumohr.
Rumohr herself was on hand to help the children plant their beans by first digging up compost, planting the beans and then watering them.
As well as taking their beans home, children were also given the opportunity to leave some more to grow at the library, where they can come back and visit.
“We’re having a little experiment so they can watch their beans grow at the library as well,” said Rumohr.
The program is just a small segment of a variety of events the library puts on every year when spring break comes around, in order to get families out and about in the community.
“It’s a library program. Every year at spring break the library does programs for pre-schoolers and school aged kids to get them engaged and have some fun with others.”
This particular planting program was designed and set up for children aged between three and 12.
“We try and do lots of programs that bring whole families together and to us, so we like to have as wide a range in age as we can,” said Rumohr.