May 16, 2012
-- The Oliver Wolcott Library has been awarded a grant to fund a Lego Club from the Litchfield Education Foundation.
The Lego Club participants will listen to a story that will inspire them to be creative for the Lego Challenge. Children will be asked to build an item each club meeting. Challenges will range from a mode of transportation or a type of building to something that lives in outer space or an object that relates to the next upcoming holiday. There will be time for show-and-tell before the program commences.
Children’s Librarian, Lisa Shaia, is excited about the upcoming program. “I can’t wait to get started!” she said. “I’m always looking to engage children in different ways to become lifelong readers and this is definitely a unique way. I’m so thankful for LEF’s continued support for our children’s programs.” She noted that the skills learned in the Lego Club will help children reinforce literacy skills by increasing their attention span, memory, creativity, and vocabulary skills.
The Oliver Wolcott Library hasn’t set dates for The Lego Club but expects it to begin in the fall. Check owlibrary.org for more details. More information about the Litchfield Education Foundation can be found at their website: litchfieldeducationfoundation.org.