Library offers fun events for every age

Erin Mullins

This month, the Lovell library has kicked off its inaugural Lego Club for kids and continued its Stitch Happens craft group, among other events.
Assistant manager librarian Linda Mangus said that Lego Club was created as a new opportunity for local kids, and will continue to be offered on the third Friday of every month at 3 p.m., with the first event kicked off January 19.
The club consists of a challenge for kids to build followed by free play, Mangus said. Each week, kids that participate in the club will have their name entered into a drawing for a door prize. Legos are the most popular toy at the library, she said. This month, the challenge was building robots.
Local sisters Hadlie, Kylie and Finlie Nicholls went to the library with their grandmother Sharalyne Nicholls to build legos. The girls said that they had fun, and their grandmother said they had never built robots out of legos before, only princesses.
Sharalyne saw the Lego event online, so decided to bring the kids to play at the library. The girls and their grandmother all said they are excited to come to the Lego Club regularly to keep building more creations in the future.
“It’s really fun to be with the kids and see them create something,” Sharalyne said.
Later, on the 25th, Stitch Happens was hosted, a local crafting group for knitting, sewing and crocheting.
Local resident Sharla Shaw said she joined the craft group because she was invited by her friend Mikki Schroeder and thought it would be good to join in on a community event. She has been involved in crafting for more than 20 years.
“I enjoy making people smile with the crafts that I give them,” Shaw said. “Each piece is unique and new, and it’s always something special to the person that is going to get it.”
Schroeder started the group as a way to have personal time as a stay-at-home mom. She isn’t able to get out to many events due to caring for her kids. She started to offer crafting classes to teach people crafts, which eventually turned into the crafting club.
She said it is nice to have some social time at the library, that it is a good break from reality. She said crafting together is important because it creates such a sense of community.
“Anyone’s welcome to come, and we do have a Facebook page. You can check it out. It’s called Stitch Happens,” she said.