Wanted!! Your used Legos! Are they gathering dust, no longer being played with? Why not donate them to The Trove’s Lego Club? We are especially in need of Lego mini-figures. Please bring them to The Trove on Saturday, December 8, anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
The Trove’s Lego Club began in January of this year and since then there have been 184 attendees at monthly sessions. Each time the club meets, the idea is to build on a particular theme. The most recent theme was “amusement parks.” Each child builds at least one sculpture for display in the glass case just outside The Gallery on the second floor of the library. The guidelines are simple, and include an agreement to have fun, share the Lego pieces, and respect each other’s creations.
It works! When the Lego Club doors open, children can’t wait to dive in and start building. Perhaps they don’t even know that as they are creating their sculptures, they are learning key math and science principles and developing important collaborative skills.
As the librarian in the Lego Club room, I love seeing children working together cooperatively and having a great time in the process. They particularly enjoy helping each other find that “just right” piece needed to complete a project.
So, be a part of the learning! Know that by donating your used Legos, their usefulness will live on. The Trove greatly appreciates your generous support.