January 06, 2016 - 5:00 PM
OKANAGAN - Branches of the Okanagan Regional Library have re-opened after the holiday closure and are gearing up to start winter story times for children of all ages. At the same time, LEGO clubs are gaining popularity at many locations and several ORL branches will also add LEGO activities to their schedules.
Encouraging early literacy in children has always been a mandate of the library system, and all ORL locations regularly host free story times for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Especially in the digital age, the live interaction of story time holds many benefits for both youngsters and their parents including stimulating interest in communication, movement to sound and socialization.
So older children aren’t left out of the fun, many ORL branches have initiated popular LEGO Clubs, using the building blocks to encourage creativity and expression in children aged 5 – 12 years. Libraries that host regular LEGO clubs include:
- In the Shuswap - Salmon Arm
- In the North Okanagan – Vernon and Lumby
- In the Central Okanagan - Kelowna, Rutland, Mission, Westbank, and Lake Country
- In the South Okanagan Similkameen – Naramata
All are free and open to the public; some branches require registration due to limited space. To find out about story times and LEGO Clubs in your area, visit or call your local library or check their webpage at www.orl.bc.ca/branches.
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