Children up to age 12 can enjoy building with Legos on Wednesdays from 1 pm to 3 pm in the meeting room at the Lakewood Pierce County Library located at 6300 Wildaire Rd. SW Lakewood, WA 98499. Mary Getchell, Marketing and Community Relations Director, explained the purpose of the club: “Lego Builders Club is a time for the younger kids age group to use their imagination, what helps build and grow in children not only with their imagination but their on- going literacy skills. It’s the socialization with each other and what parents share with them, including what they are creating. It’s the concept of creating, socializing, and verbalizing with others what they are building. Your verbal skills help build literacy skills.
Children under age 6 need a parent or guardian with them.
The club is very self directed, meaning from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. some people come and go, some stay the entire time. Again, it’s to build on imagination and a child may learn from another child, and the library lends itself to have this space for this learning activity. Legos are provided for them and the librarians do talk to them.”
Mary commented: “We’ve been offering it the last couple of years and it’s great interaction for kids and their imagination. I’m surprised and impressed from the great things kids build from their minds.”
Mary discussed the best thing about the club, “It is interesting because it’s called a club, but also allows flexibility with families with a busy schedule as there is no registering involved. The best thing is the imagination and the self expression of the children.”
Mary recommends children up to age 12 to join the Lego Builders Club. “I think it’s really important, as we discussed, to get the word out to let people know we offer this,” Mary stated.
For more information, please visit: PierceCountyLibrary.org or call: 253-548-3302.
By: Carly Calabrese, staff for Tacoma.com