Soon we’ll be playing with Lego Duplo in our academic library!

That doesn’t sound very academic.

Well, our primary library users are university students, and they have exams coming up in a few weeks…

So what?

So, we’re going to provide some Lego Duplo for them to play with, as a way to potentially reduce exam anxiety and stress. You know, to have some fun messing around with children’s toys, to unwind and have a laugh.

an actual big box of Lego Duplo

Will it work?

We have no idea! I’ll let you know how it goes. We’ll be putting the Lego Duplo out in the library the week or so before Christmas, during exams at the end of term.

Won’t there be Lego bricks strewn all over the floor?

If there are we will tidy them up. Duplo bricks aren’t as difficult to tidy up as regular Lego, so hopefully it won’t be a problem.

How are you paying for all this Lego? Haven’t you heard of library budget cuts…

I have children at home who have outgrown Duplo, so I’m lending this box to the library for this project, for free.

I thought libraries are meant to lend us stuff, not the other way around…

Go away. You’re getting on my nerves now.

reducing stress?

Has anyone else tried using Lego as exam relief in their library? How did it go? Let me know in the comments!