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Block party

Library hosts LEGO event for families

About 10 children were tapping into their imaginations on Tuesday at The Briggs Lawrence County Library in Ironton.

As part of its summer offerings, the library hosted a monthly LEGO party, giving children and families a chance to build with a large supply of the popular bricks.

“The library provides the LEGOs when the kids come in,” Jan Gullett, librarian, said. “We give the kids some to start them off, then they can get more.”

Gullett said the event is open to ages three and up and takes place at most of the library’s branches.

“We leave it up to parents to decide if they’re old enough,” she said. “Sometimes, we give them a building challenge, but usually they can do their own thing.”

Gullett said that the LEGO party is but one of the events offered to families.

The library regularly hosts movies, story time for preschoolers, a school-age reading program and a teens and tweens program, she said.

As part of the teen program, two branches will be building marble roller coasters, while two others will be doing Sharpie tie-dye, Gullett said.

In addition, the library and its branches will host visits this summer from Ronald McDonald, who will present an educational program of “Magic, music and comedy.”

Ronald is set to appear in Ironton at 10 a.m. on July 13, the Chesapeake branch at 1 p.m. on July 13, the Symmes Valley branch at 1 p.m. July 14, the Proctorville branch at 10 a.m. on July 20 and the South Point branch at 1 p.m. on July 20.

For more information on library events and programs, call your local branch or visit www.briggslibrary.com