Swindon Libraries and Information Service will use LEGO to build children’s imagination when two new clubs are launched early in 2016.
LEGO clubs are to launch held at Central and North Swindon libraries and the library service is looking for donations of unwanted LEGO and Duplo to ensure they have enough bricks for children.
After rapidly gaining popularity across the UK, LEGO clubs use play sessions to encourage children to improve a variety of skills.
Glenda O’Connor, Manager of Central Library, said: “We’re really excited about this club. LEGO is so popular at the moment and it will appeal to lots of people.
“I had the idea of setting up a club in Swindon after hearing how successful it has been for our Wiltshire colleagues at Salisbury Library. The clubs can really build on skills learnt in the classroom from counting how many pieces it will take to build a structure to telling the story behind a creation.
“The sessions also foster team working and social skills as many of the children taking part will work together to build certain items. So if you have any unwanted Lego or Duplo at home we’d love to hear from you.”
LEGO or Duplo donations can be made at any Swindon library. For library locations visit: www.swindon.gov.uk/libraries
For further information about the Lego clubs contact Glenda O’Connor on 01793 463238 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org