• December 19, 2014

Building Blocks club begins at Heights library

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Posted: Friday, March 14, 2014 4:30 am

Even though schools are on break this week, the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Library had a plethora of offerings to keep boredom at bay.

A kickoff party for the Building Blocks Club on Tuesday saw the children’s library area full of children intently playing with Legos.

“We knew it was going to be popular. We were so fortunate with the grant, we were spreading the word so that everyone knows, and can participate and enjoy,” said Amanda Hairston, children’s librarian.

Through a grant from the Sam Walton Foundation, Legos were donated to the library. Luz Opacki, Walmart personnel coordinator, and Suzian Williams, Walmart training coordinator, attended the club’s first meeting.

“We always like to help the community, especially in this town,” Opacki said.

Another grant from the Friends of the Library will purchase wooden blocks.

“This teaches children not only higher level thinking skills, it also gives opportunities for social interaction, and working together, which has nothing to do with math, but has everything to do with life,” said Lisa Youngblood, library director.

The Building Blocks Club meets from 2 to 4 p.m. every fourth Saturday beginning March 22.

Children will be able to participate in a hands-on experiment during Science Night at Thursday’s Family Fun Night.

“The Monuments Men,” by Robert M. Edsel will be discussed when the library’s new book club meets at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Newly arrived books include: “One Summer: America, 1927” by Bill Bryson; “Please Send Money: A Financial Survival Guide for Young Adults on Their Own” by Dara Duguay; “Snoop Dogg: Reincarnated” by Calvin Broadus; “Sycamore Row” by John Grisham; “The Supreme Macaroni Company” by Adriana Trigiani; “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption” by Laura Hillenbrand; “Weasels” by Elys Dolan; and “Why Do Ice Cubes Float?” by Thomas Canavan.

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