MANY people think libraries are temples of peace and study – and they can be – but at times they can be a little more lively.
In Wellington, the second Saturday of the month sees the new Lego Club for children aged six to 12 take over the library. This has become very popular and if children want to take part it is essential to book, as numbers have to be limited.
The next session is on Saturday, (April 8) at 11am and the children’s work will be on display in the library from the following Monday. Last month’s work included a new White House and a Mexican Wall for Donald Trump.
The Lego Club has received Lego and equipment from Co-operative Funeralcare and Wellington Library Friends Group.
People who venture into the library at 11am on Fridays during term time will hear a slightly different sound. This is the time for Baby Boogie, a group for younger children – up to 18 months – and their mums with music and actions.
The sound of the mums singing gently to their offspring so impressed one library borrower recently he stayed listening, leaving his wife waiting elsewhere in the town! “Maybe they should form a choir like the Military Wives,” he said. “It was really delightful.”
The Library Friends Group are already thinking about having something extra to go with the children’s Summer Reading Challenge. They also report that both their Book Reading groups are full.
Anyone interested in joining a further group should leave their details with library staff. The Friends would also be interested in hearing from anyone who maybe interested in running a group – again leave your details with the library staff.