May 19, 2016 - Library Focuses On Children’s Programming As Summer Draws Near

May 19, 2016


Library Focuses On Children’s Programming As Summer Draws Near

Benton, KY – LEGO fans crowded into the Marshall County Public Library @Benton Tuesday night for Lego Night. Approximately 200 participants enjoyed various games, activities and crafts centered around the popular toy bricks.

“We continue to be amazed by the response our LEGO programs receive,” says Beth Kerrick, Children’s Librarian. “We’re seeing kids of all ages, from toddlers to teens, come to the library for these events. We especially love how this one draws in families who can walk around and take part in activities together”

Activities were spread throughout the library and spilled over into Woodmen of the World building next door. The additional space allowed for the addition of new stations and gave participants more room to enjoy the activities.

“Every year we’re learning more and more about how to make this event more enjoyable for participants,” says Kerrick. “It’s important to us that we’re offering quality programs that appeal to families in our community.”

Lego Night was the first in a long list of events geared towards children scheduled over the summer. The library’s annual Summer Reading Programs kick off with sign-ups on May 23. The two programs – one aimed at elementary-aged students and another for teens – each consist of a reading challenge, weekly programs, and special events.

According to Kerrick, the programs include stunt shows, water programs, magicians, and more. A complete list of programs can be found at