2 July 2019

Cooma Library Lego Club - the building blocks of creativity

| Elise Searson
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Cooma Library Lego Club

Lex, 10, and Zoe, 8, building with Lego. Photos: Elise Searson.

More Lego and less screen time brings kids together at Cooma Library for Lego Club. These free meetups are on twice a month with most sessions instantly booking out.

Librarian Ira Henrik has been gathering support for the Lego Club idea for a while now with hopes of igniting the imaginations of children aged five and up.

“Kids lives are so structured these days, I just want them to come and make whatever comes into their head.”

Ira’s vision came to fruition when the library discovered they had some leftover funds to purchase three tubs of Lego.

“We’re the first library to try this so it’s a work in progress, we would love to one day build our Lego collection and focus on a theme for each workshop,” Ira says.

Ira Henrik.

Children are encouraged to help each other and share while building their creations.

Zoe Oz, 8 years, loves Lego, “I enjoy messing around and playing with what my brothers build. It’s really self-motivating and at home we get rewarded with Lego if we do a whole bunch of work without being asked.”

Lego Club is an ideal opportunity for kids to make a mess outside of the home.

“I love playing with the Lego at the library because I don’t have to worry about losing stuff and it’s exciting to see what everyone else builds,” says Zoe.

Cooper Johnson Smith, 7.

The club needs more Lego so if you have any sitting around they would love to take it off your hands.

The next workshops will be held during the school holidays – July 11 and 18 between 10 am and 12 pm, you can book the kids in by calling the library on 6455 1730. Keep an eye on the library’s Facebook page.

Original Article published by Elise Searson on About Regional.

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