In 2022, while undergoing a major two-phase renovation, the Lisle Library District (LLD) fundraised for a special feature in the Youth Services department: a LiteZilla. The wall installation is akin to a giant Lite Brite with larger pegs that are safe for all ages.
The library led the fundraising campaign with LLD Board support. The Library-wide collaboration was so successful that a 6’x5’ LiteZilla was installed, along with a tabletop LiteZilla mini. However, the true success is seeing the new feature being used.
The glowing, interactive, digital canvas is an opportunity for children to explore their creativity while bonding with peers they may have never interacted with. The illumination combined with the infinite possibilities has sparked a sense of wonder within the library’s walls. Caregivers and their children bond as they experience the novel installation together. Parent and child have also been spotted reading beneath the radiance.
Library staff have been delighted to see what has been created by our eager patrons; from an old-school Pacman, the sunglasses emoji, and even the library’s logo!
The LLD is grateful to all who have donated to make our library even more special. The LiteZilla and mini LiteZilla are available anytime the library is open.
Today's guest blog post is from Joy Davis, Marketing Specialist, Lisle Library District