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Ferry Ave. Branch Library Awarded LEGO® Maker Kit

NEWS RELEASE November 19, 2014
Contact: Mark Amorosi, Public Information Officer, (856) 772-1636 ext. 7323
mamorosi@camdencountylibrary.org      http://www.camdencountylibrary.org
 

Lego builders at work on one of their projects earlier this spring at the Ferry Ave. branch of the Camden County Library System. Members of the LegMania club meet twice a month to build and share their creations.

VOORHEES, NJ – Nov. 19, 2014 – The Riletta L. Cream Ferry Ave. Branch of the Camden County Library System recently received a LEGO® Toolkit as part of a program sponsored by the LEGO Foundation and the Association of Library Service to Children.

The set of LEGOs consists of enough pieces for about six to eight children to build with and will supplement the branch’s collection, according to library officials. Fifteen libraries in each state are receiving the sets under the program, and the New Jersey State Library selected the Camden Ferry Ave. branch as one of the recipients.

The branch library is planning to have a LEGO® Block Party in April to coincide with the spring break when many students are off from school, and it will use the LEGO® pieces to supplement the branch’s collection available to its LegoMania club that meets twice a month for children ages five and up.

“We’ve long recognized the popularity of the toy and nearly all our branches offer programs that allow children the chance to play and develop their creativity with LEGOs®. We welcome the gift of this set to support our on-going programs at Ferry Ave.,” said Camden County Library Director Linda Devlin.

“Children’s librarians are always spearheading programs and activities that foster young children’s development and, as enthusiasm swells for libraries as community maker spaces, it is important that our community consider appropriate hands-on experiences for young children,” said Starr Latronica, past president of the ALSC.

The LegoMania program at the Ferry Ave. branch will next meet Wednesdays, Jan. 7, 21, Feb. 4, 25, 3:30-4:30 p.m. To sign up call (856) 342-9789 or go online at www.camdencountylibrary.org/events

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