Summer (Building) Block Party this Thursday at Safford Library

Contributed Photo/Courtesy Safford Library: The Safford Library invites the community to join in its inaugural Summer (Building) Block Party on Thursday from 4-7 p.m.

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SAFFORD – The Safford City-Graham County Library is throwing its first ever Summer Block Party and your family is invited.

Contributed Photo/Courtesy Safford Library: Legos will be one of the mediums used at the building block party.

On Thursday, July 13 from 4-7 p.m., all ages are welcome to come and build with Legos bricks, blocks of all sizes and other fun construction materials.

Contributed Photo/Courtesy Safford Library: The Summer Building Block Party is fun for all ages.

“We really want to spark a child’s imagination, so we are offering many different ways to build,” said Science City coordinator Lesley Talley. “We hope families with come and build together. What a great way to spend a summer afternoon or evening.”

The block party will also introduce some important concepts to children.

“We are including building activities for little ones too,” said Early Literacy coordinator Retha Russell. “Building helps develop a foundation for important math and small motor skill development for even very young children. And builders will have plenty of options to choose from, including soft blocks, large waffle blocks, straws and connectors, Lego bricks and magnetic flat blocks among other fun choices. Kids and families can try some of the inspiring building challenges, such as building the tallest tower or the fastest Lego car.”

Contributed Photo/Courtesy Safford Library: Come join the fun at the Summer Building Block Party on Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at the Safford Library.

The block party is getting some additional support from a key volunteer.  Adam McCray is using his volunteer work for the block party to earn his Eagle Scout. He and his team will be building a race track for Lego cars. The track can be used after the event for physics experiments during other Science City programming.

The Summer Block Party is sponsored by funding from the United Way of Graham County, Arizona First Things First and the Graham and Greenlee Innovation Council of the Rural Activation and Innovation Network (RAIN). RAIN is supported by the National Science Foundation.

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