Library’s ‘Tinker Wall’ promotes creativity

A new feature at the Greenwood Public Library is meant to allow teens to be creative with Legos, lights and mazes.

The Johnson County County Community Foundation gave the Friends of the Public Library a $4,700 grant to build a Tinker Wall. The foundation awarded more than $76,000 in grant money to local organizations.

The wall has three sections where teens can get creative. They can build Lego structures on one part, make a maze with tubing or make a light bright image with neon golf tees.

Library employees had seen the wall at other libraries and wanted a similar wall for their teen room, director of development Jane Weisenbach said.

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“This is just one of the things we loved, this Tinker Wall,” she said.

The designs for the wall can now be shared with other local libraries and the Boy and Girls Club, so they can make their own, Weisenbach said.

Library employees said they are hoping to get a similar wall in the children’s room in the future, she said.