Blocks for Queen Memorial Library

By Joel N. Mon, November 30, 2015

Queen Memorial Library is happy to have received hand-made blocks to increase the possibilities of play at the library. The Friday Woodworking Club, taught by The Philadelphia School teachers Virginia Friedman and Rick Jacobsen, has been making, among other things, a set of wooden play blocks that were donated to a branch of the Free Library. On Friday, November 20, Mr. Alex, children's librarian at Queen Memorial Library, came to the club to pick up the blocks from the woodworkers. 

The blocks have been cut, sanded, and oiled by the kids. The set will be used in the library's Children's Department to boost literacy skills, especially among preliterate kids. Assembling blocks and other manipulatives has been shown to augment reading skills and the ability to put letters together to build words and understanding. Thanks so much to Ms. Friedman, Mr. Jacobsen, and their talented woodworkers.

Stop in and build something!

Mr. Alex visiting the woodshop
Mr. Alex visiting the woodshop
Play is learning!
Play is learning!
The proud woodworkers
The proud woodworkers

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