6 good reasons to visit the Gail Borden Public Library now
My family love to visit our local libraries, especially the Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin. Last summer they had the dinosaur dinosaur exhibit. Well, the library is back, giving the community another great reason to visit!
Until December 30, the Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin will have another reason to add to their awesome list – a Lego exhibit, “Build It!” With Lego Bricks. While not as big as their past exhibits, the exhibit is still a lot of fun, especially if you’re a brick lover!
Here are 6 reasons why you will want to take the tour.
Take out your camera!
Once you enter Gail Borden’s Public Library, you are greeted by a 10 foot tall Emmett from “The Lego Movie” and his adorable cat-unicorn friend, Unikitty. Once they saw these larger-than-life figures, they practically ran towards them and couldn’t wait to take pictures with them. (Just warn them that they can’t go!)
See famous replicas.
Discover incredible buildings created by 12-year-old Lego enthusiast Riley Wygant! Some of the buildings featured include the Trans-American Pyramid, the CN Tower, the Mackinac Bridge, and some Frank Lloyd Wright buildings.
To be inspired.
Throughout the library, creations made by Lego enthusiasts from the community are presented. And yes, if you want to share your love, you can always submit your masterpiece. Don’t delay, space is limited.
Enjoy the interactive fun.
Once you see the amazing creations, you will want to try your hand at creating your own masterpiece. You can play with big bricks, get inspiration from reading brick building books, or play with regular bricks at the Lego table.
Attend special Lego events.
Mark your calendars for these fun events! From November 3-4, the Northern Illinois Lego Train Club will present their popular Legos demo train, you guessed it! On Tuesday, December 4, the library will present a Lego Architecture showcase for children and Ice Cream Social. Kids will design, create and show a Lego structure for the future, then indulge in a frozen treat. Children will also get to meet Riley, the creator of the buildings featured in the current exhibit.
Who says you have to pay money to have fun?
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