Caleb Spooner is startled by his creation

Caleb Spooner is startled by his creation

Ooblecks and other oddities at VIRL

It was a sunny July 28, filled with green slime, outlandish creatures, and tall tales at the Cowichan Lake branch of the VIRL.

It was a sunny July 28, filled with green slime, outlandish creatures, and tall tales at the Cowichan Lake branch of the Vancouver Island Regional Library.

The second event of this year’s Strange, but True Summer Reading Club celebrated Ooblecks and other Oddities with the familar Dr. Suess story (complete with a sample of green, gooey Oobleck to take home).

Thanks to Lake Cowichan Country Grocer, kids could take their pick from a variety of fruits and vegetables to create creatures that truly were strange (but true!)

SRC’s event on Thursday, Aug. 9 was Are You Magic?

The final wrap-up for the Summer Reading Club will take place on September 8, at 11 a.m.

The Summer Reading Club was started as a way to keep kids engaged with literature throughout the summer. Salt Spring Island artist Mike Deas, got kids’ imaginations on the path to exploration with his poster designs and wild and wacky creatures.

For more information, head down to the Cowichan Lake branch of Vancouver Island Regional Library, or go to virl.bc.ca or kidssrc.ca.