For Immediate Release November 21, 2012
Judith Anderson, Library Director, 303-651-8475
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Longmont Library Receives $2500 LEGO Read! Build! Play! Award
NOVEMBER 21, 2012 - The Longmont Public Library placed 3rd in the nationwide LEGO DUPLO Read! Build! Play! Contest sponsored by LEGO and the Association of Library Services for Children.
The residents of Longmont rallied around their library and nominated Longmont Library 35,504 times. As a result of the 3rd place victory, the Library received both a check for $2,500 and several Early Literacy reading kits. This award will be used to support hands-on learning opportunities at the library and at various SVVSD outreach programs.
The Children and Teen Services’ librarians are currently facilitating several outreach programs to K-5 classes using the Read!Build!Play! model, and in early 2013, early literacy Read! Build! Play kits will be available to families and teachers for checkout from the library. The library’s monthly Lego Club continues in November; contact the Library’s Children and Teen Services desk for more information on this program and the LEGO award, 303-651-8477 or visit the library website at http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/library/childrens/calendar.htm.
Thank you Longmont residents for your unflagging support. To “see our name in Legos” visit www.readbuildplay.com.
The Longmont Public Library is located at 409 4th Avenue in Longmont.