Lego Club attracts children to fun at library
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - The Egg Harbor Township Branch of the Atlantic County Library System on Saturday morning held its Lego Club gathering where kids of all ages were welcome to come and enjoy the library’s Lego collection.
“We wanted to have a Lego Club, so we began asking for donations of Legos,” said librarian Kristen Comeaux. The library staff was pleasantly surprised by how many Legos began to pour in and the club was born.
It’s not a club in the traditional sense where there are memberships; children of all ages are more than welcome to come and join in the fun, whether they have been there before or not.
The Lego Club is typically held in the children’s section of the library. More than one child on Saturday came in looking for books but ended up playing with the Legos.
Some families heard about the club when they came to enjoy the other services the library has to offer.
“We came in to get a movie on Friday and we saw the Lego sign on the door and when it said all ages are welcome, we decided to come,” said Colleen Crane, who brought her two children.
The library also has many other children’s programs. Children ages 3 1/2 to 5 are welcome to come and enjoy several Storytimes throughout the week. Storytimes is held on different days at different hours:
• Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. until March 14.
• Wednesdays at 6 p.m. until March 15.
• Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. until March 16.
Registration is required for all Storytimes and children will be able to enjoy games and crafts along with a story.
The library has many other programs, not only for children but also teens and adults. “We usually have a lot of programs throughout the year, especially in the summer,” said Comeaux.
Some of the other programs include a monthly Craft-To-Go, which is suggested for teens, and a monthly book club for adults. Another program, which is open to all ages, is the library’s knitting club which is held on the first and third Fridays of the month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Crocheters are welcome along with knitters to bring whatever project they may be working on or they can come to learn new stitches.
The library also will join in with the other branches of the Atlantic County Library System to participate in New Jersey Makers Day, which will be held on March 24 and 25. Makers Day is a statewide event meant to cultivate creativity. Each library branch of the ACLS will have a different creative project available.
These are just some of the many programs that the Egg Harbor Township Branch has to offer. To learn more about any of these programs or about any others, please visit www.atlanticlibrary.org/egg_harbor_township_branch or call (609) 927-8664.
To learn more about New Jersey Makers Day and about the many creative projects that libraries throughout the state will be working on, please visit www.njmakersday.com.