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Lego donation feeds need at Hana library

Some Rotary clubs give their speakers a coffee mug. Other clubs purchase a book in the speaker’s name to donate to a local public or school library. Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset members shared with Hana Head Librarian Irene Pavao that $300 would be allocated for new books.

“We really need Legos,” said Pavao.

Every Friday after school, Pavao offers the opportunity for students to spend an hour in STEM-based activities using Legos. “We give a subject and the children incorporate STEM into the projects they create.”

The after-school Lego sessions are such a hit at the Hana library that Pavao has to turn students away because there are not enough Legos to go around.

“Hana Library needs Legos more that books,” determined Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset. Working with Patrick Markey, owner of Brickhaus Designs, the club was able to purchase two very large boxes of Legos for the library program.

“The excitement and pure joy was seen on each child’s face when we opened up the boxes,” said Pavao. “The boxes arrived just in time for winter break, when we can offer more Lego sessions. The sign-up sheet is always quickly filled up by the end of the day for the upcoming programs. Legos are a great learning tool for all ages.”