Saturday, November 26, 2011
By ABBY SLANKER
Lego My Library was held at the Canfield library Nov. 8 with several young Lego enthusiasts on hand creating masterpieces. According to Jane Adams, children’s librarian, the event was the brainchild of a child.
“Our friend, Ben Pugh, had the idea for a Lego night. He told his mom, Julie, about his idea and she spoke to me about it. I thought it was a great idea and decided to move forward with it,” Adams said.
Adams also said this event could be the start of several future events.
“For the first time, I wanted the children to be able to create whatever they wanted and just have fun playing. We are thinking of having future theme nights, such as build an animal or build a robot. We weren’t sure how many children we would get tonight, but after seeing our turnout, I’m confident we will continue the program.
“We want the children to learn through play. We want them to use their creativity and analytical skills. This also provides them social interaction. Building with Legos pulls in lots of aspects of learning,” Adams said.
Adams also selected several Lego instructional books, such as “The Lego Book,” The Ultimate Lego Book,” “Build Amazing Animals” and “Cool Robots” to give the children ideas and help them get started.
She also asked the children for any suggestions regarding future Lego nights, which may need more supplies.
“I think we are going to need more Legos for next time,” Adams laughed, as she surveyed the large crowd.
When finished with their projects, the children placed their masterpieces on display in the main room of the library so all library patrons could take a look at what they had created.
The library supplied all the Legos and provided a snack for the children at the end of the evening.