Building blocks and minds at Berwyn library

By Anthony Garcia

Legos and building blocks have long been in a Toys R’ Us near you and now at the Berwyn Public Library on 2701 Harlem Ave., where multi-colored towers and buildings have become the norm.

The Berwyn Public Library Youth Services have been hosting several events at the library based around the creativity of kids from age 7-12 since early September.

Many of the Lego building events have specific themes as well such as a Back-to-school theme and Halloween as well.

Marissa Garcia, a Youth Services Librarian at the Berwyn library explained how the idea of Lego @ your library began.

“The original introduction of the Lego @ your library program was brought to us by one of our past Youth Services librarians, Jackie Warkentien. She was very in tune with the current trend, as Lego programs have popped up at many public libraries as of late,” Garcia said.

Garcia also said that the American Library Association actually promotes Lego building and other programs that incorporate playing and participating as it ultimately helps to promote reading in young adults.

Due to the popularity of Lego @ your library, other programs for younger readers are currently being discussed for the future.

The next date for Lego @ your library is Saturday, Dec. 1 at 10:30 a.m. but registration for the event has already passed.

For more information about Lego @ your library or about future events, visit the Berwyn Public Library or go to their website,

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