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Libraries launch Lego appeal

17 January 2017

With the January clear out in full swing, Essex Libraries have issued an appeal for donations of any unwanted Lego!

Many of us have boxes of the popular bricks tucked away in cupboards and lofts, and now there is an opportunity to see it brought back to use at your local library, with the launch of library Lego clubs.

Cllr Anne Brown, Cabinet Member responsible for Libraries at Essex County Council, said: “Children of all ages love Lego, but it also has a real educational quality helping the development of motor skills and creativity, and learn about problem solving skills.

“If we are successful in gaining enough Lego, then we will be looking to launch a series of Lego clubs across the county where children can come together to take part in activities and Lego based challenges.

“These clubs have worked really well in other parts of the country and it would be fantastic to see it happen in Essex.”
Anyone who would like to donate Lego can do so by taking it to their local library.