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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Build Your Own Unleashes Creativity and Fun

Alisha from the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library recently needed to come up with a quick program for a no-school day, and here's what she came up with:

"I needed to plan a program quick, so I asked library staff to bring me any random things they had sitting around and didn’t want anymore.  The kids could dig through the “junk” and build whatever they wanted.  I didn’t know if this was a program the kids would get into, but those that came loved it and didn’t want to leave at the end of it.  I loved seeing their imaginations at work and what treasures they made out of other people’s garbage.  Very creative."  



At the program, kids could also build smaller creations to see how well they'd fly in the wind tunnel she made a while back (for a different program).  Here's where she found the instructions for making hers.  And she generously offered to lend her wind tunnel to other librarians who are able to drive to Eau Claire to pick it up and drop it off.

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