Lego Builders Program

Green Free Library hosts activity for young creatives

by Stacey Dondey – February 28, 2018

Last Saturday at The Green Free Library was the second meeting of the Lego Builders Program for kids. From 2-3pm the children ages 4-14 were challenged to create animals or “Creatures,” in this month’s theme.

Every child’s creativity and enthusiasm was evident whether they chose to work singularly or in teams as their imaginations took form. Following the theme is encouraged and rewarded with the exciting chance to be chosen for the library’s front display case for the entire month.

Ellen Williams hosts the new 2018 program. She warmly welcomed the large group that came out to build Saturday with name tags and numbers. Each group number was called multiple times to visit the “buffet” of legos in order to make their selections from the library’s bountiful collection.

The goal for this program is to promote creativity, fun, STEM skills, and social interaction in a library setting. Building manuals, guides and books full of inspirational lego designs were available at each table to encourage reading and imagination.

The Tarbox siblings from Westfield Elementary School attended Saturday for the first time with their grandmother. “Queen’s Boat” was the imaginitive creation of 7 year old, Parker Tarbox. Her older brother, Aiden Tarbox, 9 crafted a vivid world of a king complete with minions and opposing warriors.

Paul Harrison, father of two Trinity students, Shaina Harrison, 8 and Serenity Harrison, 4 says, “I like to get them out.” After the first session held in January, the sisters liked it so much that they kept saying, “I can’t wait for the end of the month.”

The next session’s theme will be “Vehicles” on March 31st at 2pm. All supplies are provided and small lego donations are welcome but not required. No legos will be returned or taken home.

This is a free drop-in program so no registration is required ahead of time. There are only two more sessions remaining on March 31st and April 28nd at 2pm.

Call the library at (570) 724-4876 for more information.

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