Building on fun

HOLLIS – Facing a challenge even adults seemed to find difficult, children gathered at the Hollis Social Library on Wednesday, Jan. 13, to create Lego masterpieces.

The event was run by Marcia Beckett, the youth program coordinator at the library. She offered many different kits of Legos for children to play with, but also offered them a challenge. She had several bags that had various Lego pieces in them. The idea was to use every piece in that bag to create something, and many kids took it upon themselves to complete this challenge.

There was no prize if the challenge was completed, but the look of determination was apparent on the children’s faces as they fiddled with pieces trying to discover a use for all of them.

The younger kids seemed to play with the Duplo Legos, as they are bigger and easier to use.

The event was in the meeting room next to the children’s room. Two tables were set up for kids, and multiple boxes of Legos and Lego kits were placed around the room to choose from.

The event began at 6:30 p.m. and children piled in, eager to build whatever creation their mind had in store for them. There was a large turnout of 20-30 people filling the room. Some people had to move to the children’s room or sit on the floor because table space had run out. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves, and all shared well with each other.

The library planned a Lego Night during its summer reading program, but Beckett has decided to do them monthly. She holds a Lego Night open to all ages every middle Wednesday of the month.

"They always want to take them home," Beckett said. "So I put their creations on display for a few weeks when they’re done, and tell them that they can come back and play with them whenever they come back to the library."

Beckett said her biggest issue most of the time is that she doesn’t have enough tables to accommodate the number of kids wanting to play.

Regan Jameson can be reached at rjameson@nashuatelegraph.com.

Building on fun

HOLLIS – Facing a challenge even adults seemed to find difficult, children gathered at the Hollis Social Library on Wednesday, Jan. 13, to create Lego masterpieces.

The event was run by Marcia Beckett, the youth program coordinator at the library. She offered many different kits of Legos for children to play with, but also offered them a challenge. She had several bags that had various Lego pieces in them. The idea was to use every piece in that bag to create something, and many kids took it upon themselves to complete this challenge.

There was no prize if the challenge was completed, but the look of determination was apparent on the children’s faces as they fiddled with pieces trying to discover a use for all of them.

The younger kids seemed to play with the Duplo Legos, as they are bigger and easier to use.

The event was in the meeting room next to the children’s room. Two tables were set up for kids, and multiple boxes of Legos and Lego kits were placed around the room to choose from.

The event began at 6:30 p.m. and children piled in, eager to build whatever creation their mind had in store for them. There was a large turnout of 20-30 people filling the room. Some people had to move to the children’s room or sit on the floor because table space had run out. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves, and all shared well with each other.

The library planned a Lego Night during its summer reading program, but Beckett has decided to do them monthly. She holds a Lego Night open to all ages every middle Wednesday of the month.

"They always want to take them home," Beckett said. "So I put their creations on display for a few weeks when they’re done, and tell them that they can come back and play with them whenever they come back to the library."

Beckett said her biggest issue most of the time is that she doesn’t have enough tables to accommodate the number of kids wanting to play.

Regan Jameson can be reached at rjameson@nashuatelegraph.com.

Building on fun

HOLLIS – Facing a challenge even adults seemed to find difficult, children gathered at the Hollis Social Library on Wednesday, Jan. 13, to create Lego masterpieces.

The event was run by Marcia Beckett, the youth program coordinator at the library. She offered many different kits of Legos for children to play with, but also offered them a challenge. She had several bags that had various Lego pieces in them. The idea was to use every piece in that bag to create something, and many kids took it upon themselves to complete this challenge.

There was no prize if the challenge was completed, but the look of determination was apparent on the children’s faces as they fiddled with pieces trying to discover a use for all of them.

The younger kids seemed to play with the Duplo Legos, as they are bigger and easier to use.

The event was in the meeting room next to the children’s room. Two tables were set up for kids, and multiple boxes of Legos and Lego kits were placed around the room to choose from.

The event began at 6:30 p.m. and children piled in, eager to build whatever creation their mind had in store for them. There was a large turnout of 20-30 people filling the room. Some people had to move to the children’s room or sit on the floor because table space had run out. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves, and all shared well with each other.

The library planned a Lego Night during its summer reading program, but Beckett has decided to do them monthly. She holds a Lego Night open to all ages every middle Wednesday of the month.

"They always want to take them home," Beckett said. "So I put their creations on display for a few weeks when they’re done, and tell them that they can come back and play with them whenever they come back to the library."

Beckett said her biggest issue most of the time is that she doesn’t have enough tables to accommodate the number of kids wanting to play.

Regan Jameson can be reached at rjameson@nashuatelegraph.com.