To the Editor:
Good news from the Crystal Lake Public Library. The library recently was awarded a grant from Educational Blueprints Association and was given almost 21,000 Legos worth $1,380.
The library celebrated by hosting a Lego Showcase Event for six hours on Columbus Day.
Crystal Lake schoolchildren were not in school that day, and the library provided them a place to go on their day off.
Two hundred ninety-nine children and parents attended the program, making our Ames Meeting Room very crowded at times. But, all who attended had a great time designing, building and working together.
The program was run by library staff and library volunteers. To view pictures of the Lego Showcase event, please visit the Crystal Lake Library’s Facebook page. The Legos we were given will be added to the library’s existing collection of Legos used at our Lego Monday program.
While Legos are fun to play with, they also promote creativity and dexterity, and they enhance a child’s problem-solving skills. Plus, children enjoy the social interaction involved while they build their creations with other children. Please check the library’s most recent Beacon newsletter for the dates of future Lego programs, as well as other library events.
Youth librarian, Crystal Lake Public Library