Via AL Direct, this brief article from the Boston Globe about local libraries hosting inauguration parties made my little heart sing:
In Andover, the Memorial Hall Library will provide a free community viewing of the inauguration in the morning and an Inauguration Day party for students in grades six through 12 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
“It’s a perfect event to have the TV on and watch what’s going on live,” said Kimberly Lynn, the teen and reference librarian. “Hopefully, it will be a fun atmosphere and people will be able to enjoy [being] together. The library is the community’s gathering place, so we’re really happy to be holding this to allow people to watch history unfold with other people."
The library will provide snacks to guests throughout the day, and organizers are planning to have a variety of red, white, and blue-themed games and prizes for the kids.