At first glance, the continued popularity of LEGO bricks might appear to be the main focus of this elementary and middle school program. However, as Adult Services Librarian David Robinson commented last fall, “There is a lot more going on during LEGO Club.”
Children hear about upcoming library programs. Miss Diane, Children’s Librarian, provides brief book talks about new arrivals, materials recently acquired by the library. Participants work individually or cooperatively in small groups to create projects that are photographed by Mr. David. After a light snack, everyone helps with clean-up time before a LEGO-related door prize is drawn.
All of the above is in addition to further development of small motor skills by connecting, then separating the LEGO bricks in preparation for the next meeting. Adult caregivers often join in the fun, enhancing relationships during this quality time together. Many of the children like to log their attendance during Club meetings, taking pride in their continued participation as they meet and make new friends in a relaxed, yet educational, setting.
In response to requests from the public, we will begin offering a Preschool LEGO Club at 3:30-4 p.m Sept. 20 at County Library. A volunteer parent will supervise the program and all interested preschoolers (and their parents) are invited to join us on the first and third Thursdays of the month. Our regular LEGO Club, for children of kindergarten age and up, will resume “meetings” at 4:30 p.m. following a summer hiatus.
For more information about either LEGO Club, contact Diane Cary at 984-8200 x207.