SYCAMORE – Even though the group was shy of the usual 40, about a dozen children braved the bitterly cold winds on Sunday to create with LEGOs at the Sycamore Public Library.
“I think the cold weather kept people away,” said Linda Braun, youth services assistant at the library.
The first Sunday of each month, Braun brings out big plastic totes filled with LEGOs of every type and color imaginable.
“We have patterns available,” said Braun, indicating a box filled with paper instructions. “They can build whatever they want, though.”
Estacia Vosika of Sycamore had a little time to get lost in a book she had just checked out while her son, Caleb, 6, played with the building blocks.
“We’ve come several times,” Vosika said. “These LEGOs seem to be a lot more interesting than the ones at home.”
Greg Hager, visiting from Aniak, Alaska, brought his grandson, Cameron, 3. Unfazed by the cold weather, Hager said “the boys” came to the library, while “the girls” had a ladies’ day out.
Other parents found spots on the floor along the walls and bookcases while their children played.
Over the chatter of the children creating buildings, cars, ships and more, Braun said, “A lot of times, the kids don’t even know each other. They just sit down and start building.”