Literature & Legos: Library looks to build readership

10:00 am | October 2, 2013

One brick at a time, a children’s librarian and an 11-year-old reader hope to create a solid foundation for children to build a life-long relationship with reading.

Photo by Brandon HicksNoah Calhoun separates plastic building blocks by color to be used by the Lego Club.

Photo by Brandon Hicks
Noah Calhoun separates plastic building blocks by color to be used by the Lego Club.

Really, one brick at a time

As in Lego bricks.

Elizabethton/Carter County Public Library Children’s Librarian Ashlee Williams and 11-year-old Jonah Calhoun are working to create a Lego Club at the library to interact with a harder-to-reach demographic – elementary school-age boys.

Williams said she was approached by Calhoun, president of the club, to start the Lego Club. The idea is that through the club, readers would meet, build Lego creations and read stories all around the same theme.

“I have always liked building Legos, and thought it would be cool to have a club,” Calhoun said. “It will show people that it is fun to build with Legos, and it is fun to read.”

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