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At our tiny library I started a monthly Lego Club at 6PM-7PM Wed. So It did
take some motivation on the part of the parent to juggle that. Our usual
turnout was 10-14 kids plus their adults. I'd usually suggest a simple
theme.  Snacks started as brownies but evolved into chex mix in individual
containers. We'd build for 40 min. or so and then go around and share.  For
a while I'd start with a short high interest story when it worked
especially well with theme. I have collection of small crates (size of a
shoebox) and kids could take one and get to work. Or come back and shop for
more! It was easy, fun and the kids really seemed to enjoy the free play
aspect.  We are still not having indoor events, so on hiatus for now, but
I'm really looking forward to resuming in the future. Checking online about
how other libraries managed gave me lots of ideas.

Best,
Janet

Janet Adelberg
Librarian
Cary Memorial Library
PO Box 127
Wayne, ME 04284
Phone: 207-685-3612
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On Tue, Nov 30, 2021 at 10:50 AM Lubec Memorial Library <
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> We have had Lego Club for several years, but suspended it since Covid.  We
> had a teenage boy supervising it the first year.  Then we had 2 adult men-
> Harry and Jerry, and they led the group for the past few years.  It was
> Kindergarteners through 4th grade. They came off the bus after school, and
> had microwaved chips with melted cheese for a snack and cut-up apples.
> Only water to drink because of reoccurring spills.  It was once a week, and
> was 1+1/2 hours.  It brought in a lot of folks who otherwise did not
> frequent the library, but came to pick up their kids.  We put word out to
> homeschoolers as well.  The school helped us advertise.
> Nancy
>
> Lubec Memorial Library
> 55 Water Street
> Lubec, ME 04652
> (207)733-2491
> [log in to unmask]
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Maine Libraries Discussion List <[log in to unmask]> On
> Behalf Of Alice Olson
> Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 6:05 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [MELIBS-L] Questions about Lego Clubs
>
> We would love to have this info as well. Thank you, Alice at Dr Shaw
> Memorial Library Mt Vernon
>
> On Mon, Nov 29, 2021 at 10:16 AM Spaulding Memorial Library <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> > We have received a substantial donation of Lego bricks. Our Trustees
> > would like to plan for a Lego Club.  We would love to receive
> > suggestions from any of you that have or have had, a Lego Club.
> >
> > Info such as limits on time, frequency of meetings, ages chaperones,
> > rules,etc. All suggestions, including warnings are welcome!
> >
> > Thanks for your input!
> >
> > Sue
> >
> > --
> > Susan Newton, Director
> > Spaulding Memorial Library
> > PO Box 300
> > Sebago, ME 04029
> > 207-787-2321
> >
>

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