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Children enjoy Lunch and Legos in Depot Park

 

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LYNNE WIERCINSKI, assistant director at the Ironwood Carnegie Library, helps Griffin Brown, 4, of Ironwood, with his Lego creation during the first session of "Lunch and Legos" through the library at the Depot Park Tuesday. The event coincides with the summer meal program through the Ironwood Area School District.

IRONWOOD - Nearly 20 kids spent part of the afternoon on Tuesday building cars, buildings, towers and other creations out of Legos during the first session of "Lunch and Legos" at Depot Park.

The Ironwood Carnegie Library event coincides with the summer lunch program at the park through the Ironwood Area School District.

Meals are provided free to kids in Ironwood and surrounding towns from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays until Aug. 21.

According to Lynne Wiercinski, assistant director at the library, the goal is to host "Lunch and Legos" every Tuesday during the summer lunch program.

"I would like to continue with the Legos throughout the end of June and possibly into the beginning of July," Wiercinski said. "Maybe after that, we'll have a variety of things, like science projects or something."

For the session's first time, Wiercinski was pleased with the number of participants.

"It's wonderful," she said. "With all of our summer programs, we have had wonderful attendance. It's been a great kick-off to summer."

In addition the many programs and events at the library, Wiercinski said many kids have been signing up for the annual summer reading program.

"We have had steady sign-ups, like four or five people every day," she said. "That has been nice to see. Overall, it's been an excellent year."

For more information on "Lunch and Legos," the summer reading program or other events at the Ironwood Carnegie Library, call 906-932-0203.