FFL Lego League participants will build a Lego robot to execute tasks in the qualifying competition.
Fayetteville The Fayetteville Free Library will launch the First Lego League, a competitive robotics club for kids ages 9-14, this fall. An info session for parents and students who are interested in participating will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at the library at 300 Orchard St.
Kids who join the First Lego League will learn programming, robotics, teamwork and cooperation. Each year the library will challenge the students to solve real-world problems based on a theme. This year the theme is “Senior Solutions.”
“This is a unique opportunity as we are the only public library in Central New York to be forming a team,” said FFL executive director Sue Considine. “It’s a great opportunity to bring together students that may not have otherwise met, if not for the library.”
The First Lego League will meet weekly to prepare students for competition in the winter. There are also opportunities for parents to get involved as mentors, drivers and volunteers at competitions.
There are 10 spaces available on the team. For more information, visit firstlegoleague.org or email Margaret Portier at firstname.lastname@example.org.