Lego Club builds up at the Murray Bridge Library

Interaction: The Friends of the Murray Bridge Library have donated more Lego to introduce more children to the library's Lego Club.
Interaction: The Friends of the Murray Bridge Library have donated more Lego to introduce more children to the library's Lego Club.

BUILDING imagination and friendships with Lego is proving to be a successful way to engage young people at the Murray Bridge Library.

The Lego Club, which was established earlier in 2017, was providing a ‘maker space’ for primary school students to encourage collaborative work on imaginative projects through building steps with Lego.

Extra Lego kits and baseplates were purchased from local business Murray Bridge Newsagency and Toy World due to the award of a community grant recognising the success of the program.

Murray Bridge Library Team Leader Tim Law said the library was grateful to the Friends of the Murray Bridge Library for supporting the activity.

“There was already a strong core group of children regularly attending the club, but the grant enables the Club to meet more often, engage more children and make even more of their imagination,” he said.

“The purchase of additional baseplates especially has created an opportunity for even more families to attend.

Mr Law said the library was turning children away but now it could have twice as many attend the school term sessions.

 “The club enables students to establish strong friendships and gave parents, caregivers and support workers, a safe environment where they could get to know each other too,” he said.

The Lego Club is held from 4pm until 5pm every Tuesday fortnightly during school terms at the Murray Bridge Library.

An additional two free play Lego sessions will be held during the school holidays at 10am and 2pm on Friday, January 12, coinciding with a screening of the Lego Ninjago movie.

To book for either session contact the Murray Bridge Library on 8539 1175.