MENSTRIE’S community-run library in the Dumyat Centre launched a Lego Club for youngsters on their school holiday earlier this week.

The aim of the group is to provide some fun activities for the village’s children throughout their Autumn break.

Louise Cannon, who runs the library team, came up with the idea for the club, and told the Advertiser more about it on the inaugural Monday evening.

She said: “I’ve been looking a lot at other libraries on Twitter to see what they were doing, and I wanted a piece of that.

“The idea has been in my head for a long time.

“We’re doing Lego Club for the holiday week, and then after this we foresee it becoming more of a regular thing.

“We decided to do it because I don’t think there is one in the area, and also to feed in to STEM [science, technology, engineering, maths] education as well.”

The sessions – which run from 6pm until 7.30pm between Monday and Friday – will start off with a story.

“Hopefully from the stories the children will then be able to use their imagination to build something related to the stories,” Louise said.

“It’s predominantly aimed at primary school [children], but we do have Mega Bloks so we’re really capturing every age that might like to come.”

Louise also said that locals had been receptive to the idea so far – and mentioned that it was from community donations that all the Lego was sourced.

She said: “[The response has] been positive; we know there are children off on holiday just now who want to be here, so that’s positive for the future.”

For more information about Menstrie’s Lego Club, look on the Our Dumyat Centre Facebook page.