This spring school holidays SydLUG was part of a new initiative by Cumberland Council Libraries to offer children an enriching toy brick experience. In a first for both the LUG and the libraries, a small group of SydLUG members displayed creations at Merrylands Central Library on Tuesday 26 September. The library also offered a brick play area and colouring station, attracting many families with children of all ages.
The day was a busy one with a constant stream of visitors to the library – some who had planned their visit specially to see the display, and others who were using the library as per normal and were intrigued by the display. LUG members had an enjoyable day interacting with the public and library staff, all of whom had a variety of questions about our hobby.
SydLUG members were excited to be able to draw people’s attention to the wonderful services the library offers the community, and many of us found it a timely reminder of just what libraries have to offer and the vital role they still play in today’s world.
SydLUG and the library service are working on ideas for future events, across multiple library locations, and have plans to make these events a regular school holiday occurrence.