The Champlain Library is encouraging patrons to spring into reading and activities during next week’s March Break.

The library will be open to the public Monday to Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. for patrons to browse for materials to borrow, pick up reserved items and use computers. Face masks are mandatory in the library. Programs and activity kits have been prepared for kids of all ages.

A virtual coding club kicks off the week, which will take place for kids 9 to 13 years of age via Zoom on Monday, March 14, at 4:15 p.m. Don’t miss Storytime with Alicia live on Facebook at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 15, where she will be reading books about St-Patrick’s Day in English and French. Let’s Talk Science kits will be available for pick up on Thursday, March 17 and March Break activity bags for kids, which include crafts and activities, can be picked up throughout the week. Anyone who takes out a March Break kit will be entered into a draw for a winter shovel.

Adult Take and Make craft kits will be available for pick up on March 14. This month’s craft is a moon phase hanger to coincide with the full moon on the Friday. The English Fiction adult book club also takes place on Monday at 7 p.m. via Zoom and members will be discussing The Snow Line by Tessa McWatt. The Non-Fiction book club members will get together on Thursday March 17 at 1:00 p.m. to discuss The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance by John Vaillant.

After a full week of reading and activities, why not reserve a movie or TV series to enjoy over the weekend? For more information about the March Break activities or to reserve items from the library’s collection, visit bc-cl.ca or call 613-678-2216.