Library holds Lego building challenge |

Library holds Lego building challenge

Staff Reports
Legos creations made by 10-year-old Sloane N. At top, Sierra and Sage, ages 12 and 10, made this Lego creation. They are on display at the Douglas County Public Library.
Shannon Litz file photo |

The Douglas County Library’s winter break Lego building challenge is on.

Using Lego bricks and elements to build an original structure, entries are due at the Minden or Zephyr Cove libraries by noon on Jan. 8.

“This year we want them to use their imagination. It makes them more successful in life,” said Kathy Echavarria, youth services librarian. “We’ve had some awesome creations in the past. We’re always surprised by the creations they bring in, and it’s a source of pride for our kids in the community, too, when they bring them in.”

Lego prizes will be awarded to the first and second place winner in each age category, with older winners receiving master builder Lego sets.

Children and adults may participate; one entry per person. Children under age four must use Duplo bricks.

“They can build whatever they want except for kits,” Echavarria said.

Winners of the contest will be announced on Jan. 15.

Since the first challenge in 2007 the library has received close to 1,000 Lego entries.

“I couldn’t pick a single favorite,” Echavarria said. “I’ve liked them all. I enjoy seeing the inventiveness.”

The Lego building challenge is sponsored by the Friends of Douglas County Library. Both branches of the library are participating in the challenge.

Winning entries will be displayed at the Minden branch of the library through Jan. 31.

Complete rules and entry form are available at the Minden and Zephyr Cove libraries and online at