Kirkland Municipal Library is Quebec winner of Learn Through Play Project

Kirkland’s municipal library just upped its fun quotient. The library is the Quebec winner of the Learn Through Play Project, an initiative organized by Lego Systems Inc. with the Canadian Library Association.

The prize is $500 in Lego products and the timing is perfect, because the inaugural meeting of the library’s first Lego Club takes place Jan. 20.

Library director Sonia Djevalikian said a number of requests had been received from parents to organize a Lego Club and registration was already underway when the library was contacted about the prize Dec. 21.

The Canada-wide contest was launched in October, which is Canadian Library Month. The public had seven weeks to vote for their favourite library. The library that received the most votes in each province and territory won Lego products.

Kirkland’s Lego Club is for seven- to 12-year-olds and will meet one Sunday every month, for five months. Each month has a theme. January’s theme is nature and its wildlife.

“The club will focus on group creations in a library setting,” Djevalikian said. “It’s about learning to work as a team. The children will be guided by our teen volunteers.”

The Kirkland Municipal Library Lego Club is bilingual. It meets Jan. 20, Feb. 24, March 24, April 21 and May 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. at 17100 Hymus Blvd. The activity is free, but each child must have his or her own library card and must register in advance. Call 514-630-2726, ext. 3216.

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