PORT ALLEGANY — In observance of National Lego Day on Jan. 28, the S.W. Smith Memorial Library encouraged children and the young-at-heart to inspire their imaginations with the time-honored plastic bricks.

According to www.lego.com, the stud-and-tube coupling system was patented on Jan. 28, 1958, 26 years after the toy was first introduced to the world. Mary Grace Collier-Kisler, director of the S.W. Smith Memorial Library, said 2020 is the fourth year Lego Day was observed, averaging eight children and four adults in attendance.

“Children have a good time here,” Collier-Kisler said. “We’re not a quiet library.”

Legos are always made available for play at S.W. Smith and Lego creations are often left on display.

In addition to playing with Legos, magnetic tiles and building blocks, S.W. Smith will start story hour this month for registered participants. S.W. Smith offers three six-week story-hour programs each year. In April, S.W. Smith will offer the Fun(d) Run 5K and kid Fun(d) Run in observance of National Library Week.

Collier-Kisler said activities and events are always posted to the library Facebook page.