As part of Youth Services, the Timberland Public Library in Raymond, held a family event called Dragon Daze on Jan. 23.
“It is part of a library kit that we have available to us for events such as this,” said Rachelle Martin, the Youth Services Associate at the library.
“Today we have about 25 kids,” Martin added. “That is about normal, sometimes we do see as many as 30.”
Once a month the library hosts events such as Dragon Daze which give the youth of Raymond an opportunity to discover the things they love or learn more about the things they are curious about. The Dragon Daze event gave the children an opportunity to create a shield, a crown, attack a castle with a toy trebuchet. There was a Dragon swimming in a moat that had to be hurdled on your way to a game of Pin the Flame on the Dragon.
Each participant was also encouraged to create a medieval name that reflected his or her character of the day, be it Dragon, Princess, Prince or Knight.
The programs normally run for about an hour, and it gives parents time to help their kids explore the library for that book that will take them deeper into their fantasyland.
As the kids were all giggling and running from event to event, they were told about next months event,
“Don’t forget to come next month…We are doing Lego’s,” said Martin.
The Lego Party will be held on Feb. 6 at 3:30 p.m. at the Raymond Timberland Library, 507 Duryea Street, call 942-2408 for additional information.