Hi! We’re in the swing of things here at the Union Township Library and summer programs are keeping us super busy. We started our Summer Reading Program at the beginning of June and one of the activities that kids can do to earn prizes is attend programs at the library. Needless to say, all of our programs are super popular, but none more so than Lego Club.
At our May meetings we have lots of extra building challenges. We worked in teams to build the tallest free-standing tower possible in a set time period (I think everyone enjoyed the smash of the towers falling more than the building of them). We also focused on our Summer Reading theme of Read: Morning, Noon and Night by building something that you see at night, and then building something from our favorite books.
We finished up with a free building session which featured lots of vehicles, robots, chess boards and even a TARDIS. You can see some of our creations on the Clermont County Public Library Flickr page, where Lego Club has their own collection of photos!
Can’t make it to Lego Club? Check out some of these awesome titles about everyone’s favorite bricks:
- The Cult of Lego by John Baichtal
- The Lego Ideas Book: Unlock your Imagination by Daniel Lipkowitz
- The Unofficial Lego Builder’s Guide by Allan Bedford
Hi! It was a huge Block Party at the Union Township Branch on March 31st; this past month we had tremendous success with our first ever Lego Club. We knew it was going to be a great day when we ran out of space in our original session and had to add a second morning session after just two weeks of sign-ups.
Over 90 kids registered to attend, with 3o in each session and another 30 on the waiting list. Due to our huge numbers we had to combine our Lego collection with the Amelia Branch’s bricks to make sure that we had enough for everyone (Thanks Ms. Cara for sharing)! Everyone in the room had their creative caps on; parents tried their best to watch from the sideline, but it was hard for them to not hunker down on the floor with the kids and build. Our builders made over 100 unique creations over the course of the day, using their brains and some of the awesome Lego books we have in the system.
We started our class with some free building while we waited for everyone to arrive. After that we did a series of individual and team oriented building challenges, including building robots, our favorite animals (a surprising number of kids picked giraffes), a building (it couldn’t be a house), vehicles and ‘the most awesome thing’ the kids could think of.
Everyone had an great time and the creativity was astounding. Check out pictures of some of our creations at the CCPL Flickr page, where we have our very own Union Township Lego Club photo collection.
Our Lego Club meets the last Saturday of every other month at 10:00 and 2:00. To save your spot at one of the May 26th Block Parties, call the Union Township Branch at 513-528-1744 or register online through our Calendar of Events. Busy on May 26? Check out the Amelia Branch for their Lego Club, which alternates months with ours.