About three dozen young children packed the Meeting Room of the Northumberland Public Library to celebrate all things Lego on January 16.
It was the library’s first Lego Party and for two and a half hours, the kids enjoyed Lego projects and games. Light snacks were served to help fuel their creative juices. The finale was a building session where the children used either Legos they brought from home or Legos from the library to build something special.
The participants left with their own take-home bags that contained their crafts projects. Two lucky kids left with something extra: a large bag of M&M candy for winning the contest to guess how many Lego pieces were in a jug.
Teagan Mullins, a 5th-grader, spoke for many present when he termed the event “awesome.” Parents who attended with their children also gave the Lego Party high marks. “It was wonderful,” said Linda Newman, who was there with her son Bryce, a 2nd-grader. “The kids look like they’re having a great time.”
While this was the library’s first Lego Party, it probably isn’t the last. According to Jan Bates, the library’s Coordinator of Children’s Programs, a similar event may take place sometime in the future. Stay tuned.