Thursday was LEGO Club at the Redbone Library! We had a great turnout, and there were many brilliant creations. See a slideshow here.
For my librarian friends out there, I would highly recommend this program. Yes, it can be a little difficult to come by the blocks, but once you have them, you have them forever. This is a low maintenance program that is fun for a wide range of kids (we offered big MegaBloks, Duplo, and LEGO). I started publicizing the club several months ago, and put requests for blocks on Facebook, here on this blog, and on posters around the library. I did require preregistration, though I understand that many libraries do because of the quantity of blocks. Although I was anxious about not having enough blocks, the kids played just fine with the ones that we had. I will say that they are particularly interested in the figurines, so be aware of that! Another tip that I read somewhere (I’m sorry–I don’t remember where) is this: keep the blocks on a cloth. That way, all you have to do to clean up is gather up the cloth and pour it into your storage bin. This tip saved me a TON of time!
All in all, this was a successful program, and I am looking to pick it up on a regular basis in the fall. I welcome any suggestions about times, days, and frequency of meetings (weekly, bi-weekly, monthly).
LEGO Club is sponsored by the Lee County Library and is free and open to the public. For more information call 759-2369.