Puzzle cubes available to borrow from Fraser Valley Regional Library – Abbotsford News

The puzzle cubes have arrived at the Fraser Valley Regional Library.

At present, FVRL has 100 puzzle cube kits available free of charge to library patrons for two- and three-week loan periods.

Each kit contains a Rubik’s Connected three-by-three (a charging cord app compatible puzzle cube), a two-by-two puzzle cube, a pyramid puzzle cube, two books (How to solve the Rubik’s Cube and You can make the Rubik’s Mini: Solutions Guide) and a quick start guide.

The kits are part of the FVRL playground – a collection of non-traditional lending items and library experiences that support STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) learning – and will help library patrons sharpen their spatial awareness, develop problem-solving skills, improve memory, increase pattern recognition and promote healthy fidgeting fun, according to a press release from FVRL.

“This is an opportunity for all ages to try a rewarding brain sport,” Heather Scoular, director of customer experience at FVRL, said in a press release. “It’s a type of toy and learning tool that looks like you. All experience levels can solve and enjoy puzzle cubes. They are an addictive hobby with endless inspiration for mastering cubing. Best of all, they’re free to try for anyone with a library card.

The kits, which will circulate between the 25 FVRL sites, can be reserved by visiting fvrl.bc.ca/puzzlecubes.

Want to learn more about Puzzle Cubes and the Cube Community? Borrow a kit and join local cubing experts Vianne Chang and Scout Harris for an online Zoom seminar on Wednesday, April 6 at 4 p.m.

Chang and Harris will introduce techniques that both new and experienced cubers can use to solve the three-by-three Rubik’s Cube, provide insight into the local cube community, share how they got started with puzzle cubes, and explain how you can – and should – get involved.

Register for free at fvrl.ca/events.

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One hundred Puzzle Cube kits are now available to customers of the Fraser Valley Regional Library and will be distributed among FVRL’s 25 locations. (Photo by Fraser Valley Regional Library)

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