East Gippsland Shire Council’s libraries may just be helping nurture the next Lego enthusiasts and the after-school program across the region is sure to gain even more momentum following the launch of the family-friendly reality television program with a focus on the Danish bricks – Lego Masters – this week.
Senior Library Programs Officer Jane Wembridge said Lego Club is growing in demand and popularity with children of all ages enjoying freestyle creativity and themed construction.
“Lego Club runs at Bairnsdale Library (8 May and 12 June at 4pm), and at Council’s Customer Service Centres in Lakes Entrance (every Wednesday at 3.40pm), Omeo (1 May and 5 June at 3.30pm), Orbost (every Monday at 3.30pm) and Paynesville (every Wednesday at 3.40pm).
“All our little Lego masters have a great time at the sessions and with the new television program giving more life to the building bricks, I encourage parents to book their children in for sessions to avoid disappointment.”
Book in for the free sessions by calling Bairnsdale Library 5152 4225 or in person at the library or customer service centre. Children under six must be accompanied by an adult.
Lego promotes fine motor skills, encourages team work, creativity, problem solving and improves self-esteem.
Ms Wembridge said the library also accepts donations of old or new Lego for the after-school Lego Club.
“We have a growing collection of Lego pieces. It may not be the 2.5 million pieces like on Lego Masters, but there’s enough to ensure plenty of creativity,” Ms Wembridge said.
“All Lego donations are gratefully accepted, and who knows, by donating no-longer-used Lego you may be helping the next Lego master on their way!”
To make a Lego donation, simply drop it into the library or a customer service centre.
Bairnsdale Library Senior Library Programs Officer Jane Wembridge with donated Lego. There were no famed ‘golden bricks’ (as per the reality Lego Masters television program) in these boxes, however plenty of fun to be had nonetheless.