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Seneca Benes and friend Emma Glackin, both from Upper Macungie, couldn’t wait to work on their greeting cards Feb. 7 at Parkland Community Library, South Whitehall. Seneca Benes and friend Emma Glackin, both from Upper Macungie, couldn’t wait to work on their greeting cards Feb. 7 at Parkland Community Library, South Whitehall.
PRESS PHOTOS BY ANITA HIRSCHDakota Zayas of South Whitehall enjoys being creative. PRESS PHOTOS BY ANITA HIRSCHDakota Zayas of South Whitehall enjoys being creative.

Kids use creativity, circuitry to design light-up greeting cards

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by ANITA HIRSCH Special to The Press in Local News

Youngsters in grades two through five combined creativity and circuitry to make light-up greeting cards at the recent paper circuits Tinkerlab at Parkland Community Library.

The full room of kids couldn’t wait to sit and listen to what Youth Services Librarian Jaclyn Hoimes had in store.

Hoimes gave instructions for making a creative card that lights up.

Each child received the necessary materials to create their own lighted greeting card.

Then, with colored pencils or markers, they designed a card for a birthday, Valentine’s Day or even Halloween.

They drew a design on the front of the card and then on the back they taped a wire, circuit and battery.

The kids each received an LED light to add on the front of their card.

The attendees were being very creative, while families waited for them in the library.