By Mike Lauterborn
(for Fairfield Citizen News)
Fairfield, CT – What do you get when you cross two dozen kids with more than two thousand Legos? Friday fun at Fairfield Woods Library.
At its regular end-of-week Drop-In session, the facility let area kids – ages 5 to 8 -- loose on its Lego collection and encouraged them to build creations that would then be displayed in the Children’s area of the library.
“Children create whatever they like with our Legos, all of which were donated by local families and individuals,” said Cheryl Delvecchio, the Branch Children’s Librarian. “We want the session to be a relaxing fun Friday afternoon, wherein kids can be with their friends. I give each participant a big plastic cup to scoop up Legos, then they can go back and forth. We display their creations for a week, then the finished pieces are broken up and returned to the play room.”
Delvecchio said that kids often collaborate on projects and that Lego books and magazines are also provided to help spur ideas.
There was no lack of chatter in the small meeting room where the event was held, and much rustling of Legos as kids dug through large bins on long tables at opposite ends of the space.