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Lego Version of BPL Visits Central Library in Copley Square

Posted on March 28th, 2014 by admin in General

A few months ago, Boston Public Library was voted the Boston landmark people most wanted to see built out of Legos (thank you again) at the soon-to-open LEGOLAND® Discovery Center in Somerville, Massachusetts. The historic McKim Building has since been constructed into a 75-pound Lego masterpiece. It was unveiled at the Central Library in Copley Sqaure on March 28 and remains on view in the Johnson Building lobby until Saturday, April 5. After that, it will move to the Discovery Center in Somerville for permanent display. This Lego creation took 47 hours to build and contains approximately 6,350 Lego bricks.

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A Social Library Week

Posted on February 1st, 2014 by Gina Perille in General

Boston Public Library just completed a very social week, filled with convenings, connections, and conversations of the digital and physical variety. Last Saturday, the library hosted a public hearing for Mayor Walsh’s Arts & Culture Transition Team. It was a well attended event and filled with so many social media conversationalists that the hashtag #bosarts trending nationally.

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That same day and extending into Sunday, January 26, the library also hosted an event called Brick Factor, which was a competition to select a Master Model Builder to join the staff of Legoland Discovery Center Boston. Lego enthusiasts of all ages visited the McKim Exhibition Hall and watched the contestants build creations, round after round, until a single winner was announced.

Legoland Discovery Center Boston opens in May of this year, and when it does (thanks to you), it will feature a beautifully-built Lego version of the Central Library’s McKim Building.

Later that week, libraries from across the country and across the world had a little fun on Instagram as well as Facebook and Twitter taking “shelfies” in honor of library shelfie day on January 29. Shelfie is a variation on a selfie, Oxford Dictionaries 2013 Word of the Year. Shelfies feature books, and library shelfies are an even more specific variation on that theme. Search for #shelfie and #libraryshelfie on social media sites to see the range of images shared.

 

LEGO-bound, with Thanks

Posted on December 16th, 2013 by Gina Perille in General

BPL_LegoThankYou4Thank you to all who voted for the Boston Public Library in the LEGO MINILAND® Facebook competition. The historic Central Library in Copley Square will have the very great — and very fun — honor of being constructed out of LEGO® bricks and displayed at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston next spring.

From the news release: The Boston Public Library, the first publicly supported municipal library in the U.S., overwhelmingly won LEGOLAND® Discovery Center’s MINILAND® contest and will be immortalized in LEGO bricks alongside other Boston landmarks when the attraction opens in May at Assembly Row in Somerville.

Read the complete release from LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston (PDF).

Visit the Boston Public Library Facebook page.

Libraries & Legos

Posted on December 4th, 2013 by admin in General

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Help Boston Public Library have some fun and vote for the BPL as the Boston landmark you’d most like to see built out of LEGO bricks.

Boston Public Library was recently named one of ten finalists in a fun Facebook contest put on by Legoland Discovery Center Boston. The landmark with the most votes will be constructed out of LEGO bricks in a Boston MINILAND display (a city made entirely of LEGO bricks) in conjunction with the Legoland Discovery Center’s opening in May 2014.

Votes are being collected through December 13.

CLICK HERE to vote.