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SK Library adds LEGO’s, DUPLOS to youth program

December 2, 2010

Photo By Kathleen McKiernan The South Kingstown Public Libraries are collecting LEGOs and Duplos for youth library programs.

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The South Kingstown Public Libraries are collecting LEGOs and DUPLOS for youth library programs.
"It's a growing popular program. It's successful in bringing in kids who otherwise wouldn't come to the other library programs especially boys that are school age," Tina Ladika of the Peace Dale Library said.
Ladika said with the donations, the South Kingstown Public Libraries would like to create a LEGO club. She said that it seems children are interested in the club.

"We have a lot of books about LEGO building that are always checked out. A lot of kids have asked when the club will start. LEGOs are really popular still," Ladika said.
Ladika said she had researched the connection between LEGOs and children's developmental abilities and found a positive correlation.
"[LEGOs] have benefits with young children. It helps develop their motor skills and helps with autistic children and their social development," Ladika said.

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