LEGO @ The Library: A Community Event For Your Young Ones


By: Ellen Svehla, Lily Hummel, and Katherine Weir


LEGO @ The Library is one of the most popular events offered at The Rogers Park branch of the Chicago Public Library.

The event, geared towards children, is usually held on Monday nights between 5:00 and 6:30 pm at 6907 N. Clark Street.

On Monday, approximately 25 kids and parents attended the session.


Legos have educational benefits, beyond being fun to play with.

Experts say Legos help develop STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) skills.

Children’s Librarian Jessie Hotaling says, “This event has been happening for around two to three years, and its goal is to promote STEAM skills and creativity.”

Occasionally the sessions have certain challenges or themes, and at the end of the event the library puts the children’s designs in the library lobby so everyone can view them.

The next LEGO @ The Library event will be on March 12th. There is no admission fee.

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