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Kids Learn To Channel Creativity At Fairchild-Nichols Library In Trumbull

A boy plays with legos and other construction toys at the Fairchild-Nichols Memorial Branch Library in Trumbull. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
The library has a space set aside for kids play. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
A mom with her two kids in the lego room at the Fairchild-Nichols Memorial Branch Library in Trumbull. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Kids can play with construction toys at The Fairchild-Nichols Memorial Branch Library in Trumbull Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Some of the 3D creations - including a model brain - from the Creators' Corner. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Steven vanZyl, left, and Jason Landino pose next to some of the 3D creations at The Fairchild-Nichols Memorial Branch Library in Trumbull. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
The 3D printer at The Fairchild-Nichols Memorial Branch Library in Trumbull. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
A few of the 3D creations at The Fairchild-Nichols Memorial Branch Library in Trumbull. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

TRUMBULL, Conn. — The Fairchild-Nichols Memorial Branch Library in Trumbull offers traditional library services, places where kids can play and create, and computers for public use.

For kids, the library can also be a play place. Earlier this week, youngsters dug into a bin of Lego and other building materials. The kids put their imaginations into gear and went to work.

But for those interested in things a bit more high-tech, the branch library also offers innovative programs, including the Creators' Corner.

The Creators' Corner is a place for people to connect and create. An outgrowth of the Maker Movement and Maker Fairs, libraries throughout the country have embraced the concept of setting aside areas where individuals can think creatively, and find do-it-yourself solutions.

At the Fairchild-Nichols Memorial Branch, the Creators' Corner includes a MakerBot Replicator 2 desktop 3D printer and a laptop, where visitors can re-create just about anything.

Visitors are welcome to stop in and watch what's happening with the printer. Volunteers are on hand to help out.

Kids ages 10 and up can sign up for a 3D printer demonstration, or have a hands-on opportunity to use the machine, with instruction from a volunteer.

For more info on the Fairchild-Nichols Memorial Branch Library visit www.trumbullct-library.org or call 203-452-5196.

The Fairchild-Nichols Memorial Library is located at 1718 Huntington Turnpike.

It is one of two libraries in the Trumbull Library System.

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