Most adults don’t know that the name “LEGO” is an abbreviation of the two Danish words "leg godt", meaning "play well", but you don’t have to tell the kids that. They know all about how much fun they have creating and playing with LEGO bricks.
Children, teens and even adults have been “playing well” at the weekly meetings of the LEGO Club at the Royalton Hartland Community Library every Wednesday at 4 p.m. in the upstairs Community Room. Children of all ages are invited to come and create wild vehicles, super buildings and creatures with LEGOs as they exercise their imaginations.
The LEGO as we know it was born in 1932 in a small carpenter’s workshop in Denmark and over the past 80 years has been enjoyed by generations, including the 20 or so members of the newly formed LEGO Club at the Royalton Hartland Library.
“The great thing about LEGOs is that building with them encourages an active and collaborative approach to problem solving. And they make learning fun, which everyone can appreciate,” says Sonora Miller, Library Director.
“No registration is required for the LEGO Club. We know folks are busy and we want them to come, create, have fun and build new things whenever they can stop in for a meeting. We have all about 25 children of all ages attending the meetings, and since parents are required to attend with their children during the summer months, families are discovering that LEGO club is a fun activity that they can all enjoy together. ”
“We are also looking for donations of LEGOs for our members to use at our meetings. Anyone can drop off their previously used LEGOs and we will put them to good use at our Wednesday afternoon meetings,” Miller adds.
For more information about the Royalton Hartland Library’s LEGO Club and the library’s other programs please call the library at (716) 735-3281. Additional details can be found online at the library’s website at www.RoyHartCommunityLibrary.com .