April break is just around the corner, at long last! To add to all the excitement of the arrival of spring, the Ottawa Public Library has planned a range of activities under the theme “Imagine” for kids aged 4 to 12. There is something for everyone! On the agenda from April 12 to 17: yoga, dance, arts and crafts, reading, writing and plenty of laughter — not to mention concerts for the whole family each afternoon at 3:30 pm!
So not to worry, parents! Your kids will be anything but bored. They will find everything they need at the Library to learn, play and let their imagination soar. Hop onto Zoom, YouTube or Facebook to join in on a variety of fun online activities.
· From April 12 to 17, the whole family can enjoy concerts by local musicians live on Facebook, YouTube and Zoom. Come check out some new artists and dance along at home!
o Monday, April 12 at 3:30 pm: Will’s Jams Just Imagine
o Tuesday, April 13 at 3:30 pm: Rag and Bone Puppet Theatre: Snippets
o Thursday, April 15 at 3:30 pm: Rabbit and Bear Paws – The Way
o Friday, April 16 at 3:30 pm: Visions of Turtle Island: Tribal Vision Dance
o Saturday, April 17 at 3:30 pm: Conte musical sous un arbre : L’arbre millénaire
· Check out OPL’s YouTube channel to discover fun ideas for STEM and arts and craft activities.
· If you are looking for something a little different, the OPL Facebook and Twitter pages are always full of tips and tricks for sharing magical and unforgettable moments with the kids.
Reading is the richest road to literacy and knowledge. Reading at any age, though especially for the young has immediate and long-lasting benefits such as reasoning, comprehension, memory, vocabulary, empathy, self-awareness and decreased levels of stress. OPL librarians have put together an exciting booklist to enthrall young readers of all stripes special list of children’s books for the occasion.
For more information on this program, visit BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca.