What do you get when you cross two dozen kids with more than 2,000 Legos? Friday fun at Fairfield Woods Branch Library.

At its regular end-of-week "drop-in" session, library officials on Friday let youngsters -- ages 5 to 8 years old -- loose on its Lego collection, encouraging them to build creations that would then be displayed in the library.

"Children create whatever they like with our Legos, all of which were donated by local families and individuals," said Cheryl Delvecchio, the branch children's librarian. "We want the session to be a relaxing fun Friday afternoon, wherein kids can be with their friends. I give each participant a big plastic cup to scoop up Legos, then they can go back and forth. We display their creations for a week, then the finished pieces are broken up and returned to the play room."

Delvecchio said that the children often collaborate on projects, and that Lego books and magazines are provided to help spur ideas and creativity.