The Two Harbors Public Library is known for its various Lego programs for kids. But now the library is expanding to help more generations get interested in the creative hobby.

"Lego Fun with Seniors" is a new program from the library that connects kids ages 7 and up with seniors at Waterview Shores Assisted Living to teach seniors how to use and create with Legos. The intergenerational event allows kids to share their creativity and building schools to help seniors have fun while learning new skills.

A participant in the Lego Fun with Seniors event from the Two Harbors Public Library attaches a wall to the Lego house base. (photo submitted)
A participant in the Lego Fun with Seniors event from the Two Harbors Public Library attaches a wall to the Lego house base. (photo submitted)

The library will provide the Legos and inspiration via some basic patterns and guides. Kids "provide the Lego skills and enthusiasm," children's services library assistant Carmella Hatch said.

The seniors and kids worked together to create houses during the program's first event Sept. 20. At the next event at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25, the theme will be "Creating Cars and Other Vehicles."

The library also has a rotating display in the library of some of the projects created in the program.

A senior at Waterview Shores Assisted Living works on adding more LEGO bricks to the house base during the Two Harbors Public Library's LEGO Fun with Seniors first event on Friday. Sept. 20. (photo submitted)
A senior at Waterview Shores Assisted Living works on adding more LEGO bricks to the house base during the Two Harbors Public Library's LEGO Fun with Seniors first event on Friday. Sept. 20. (photo submitted)