Plant Swap

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Program Type:

In-Person Program

Age Group:

Child, Adult, Teens
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Program Description

Plant Swap

The BPL Plant Swap is back by popular demand -- and now with a DIY Chia Pet craft for kids!

Plant swappers: bring your plants, cuttings and seeds to share, and take some new plants home. Introduce your plant to its new parent, and be ready to share information like its name and its light, soil, and water preferences. Please label plants before the swap to save yourself some time!

Bring your kids along to make their own Chia Pet from scratch! Supplies are limited to the first 20 kids who want to make their own little friend.

This event is outdoors on the Library's North Patio.

If you need help keeping your plants happy, you can swap tips with other plant parents and check out a plant care book or two. 

  • 2pm: Plants will be set out for viewing, and craft time begins.
  • 2:30pm: Swapping starts (Don’t be late; the swap goes fast and can be over in a matter of minutes!)

Online registration for this program can be completed below. You may also register by calling 309.590.6168, or by visiting the Adult Services Desk at the Library and registering in person. 

In the case of inclement weather, the plant swap will be postponed to a later date.