Saturday, January 5, 2013

LEGO-rama ’13 has Environmental Theme

The annual LEGO-rama event at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library, 702 E. Front Ave., is set for Saturday, Jan. 19, 1-3 p.m., in the Community Room. This year’s event will have an environmental theme.
For 2013 entries need to represent some aspect of alternative/renewable energy – cars, boats, houses, etc. – using solar, wind, human or other power source. Entries do not have to be working models.
One entry per participant can be entered in the contest for ages 4 to 13. Entries must be original designs – not a LEGO or compatible brand kit – built by the participant without adult assistance.
Entries are limited to a 15-by-15 inch footprint (the space it occupies on a table). Judging will be in age groups 4-6, 7-10, and 11-13.
Judging and this year’s program will again be provided by members of the TeraViks FIRST Robotics Club at Coeur d’Alene High School. The club will bring its robot.
Entries should be built prior to being brought to the library. And can be delivered to the Community Room as early as 12:30 p.m. Judging will be from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. Certificates and prizes will be awarded in each age group. A People’s Choice award will also be made based on audience voting.
Anyone age 14 and older may display designs, but these will not be included in judging. Exhibition Category entries are also limit to a 15-by-15 inch footprint.
Complete rules are available in the Seagraves Children’s Library or online at
LEGO-rama, like all youth programs at the library, is supported by the Friends of the Coeur d’Alene Public Library.

Patrons who need accommodation to participate in library programs or services are asked to contact the staff prior to the activity by calling 208-769-2315. For more library information visit The library is a department of the City of Coeur d’Alene and a member of the Cooperative Information Network, Library Director, Bette Ammon. Library hours: Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m./Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m./Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. For regular updates follow the library on Facebook and Twitter.