Hope Bennett, 2, is helped by her father, Tony Bennett, in creating a winter scene during Crafternoon at the Copper Mountain Branch Library in Killeen on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017.

Julie A. Ferraro | Herald

The Copper Mountain Branch Library in Killeen was unusually quiet Saturday.

It may have been the misty, gloomy weather, or the holiday weekend, said Amy Gibson, children’s librarian.

“Families are usually waiting a half-hour before we open the doors” each Saturday, when Crafternoon is held, Gibson said.

The Bennett family did come to spend time doing Saturday’s project, which was creating a winter scene of construction paper cardinals, snowflakes and sunflower seeds.

Hope, 2, was helped by her father, Tony Bennett, as she used the glue bottle and placed the pieces Gibson had prepared ahead of time.

The Bennetts recently moved to Killeen from California because they have relatives in the area.

“We’re always looking for family fun activities,” said Carla Bennett, Hope’s mom. “This morning, she was painting.”

Hope carried on a lively conversation as she grabbed handfuls of snowflakes and seeds to add to the design.

“She loves artwork,” Carla said.

Gibson encouraged the Bennetts to return next Saturday for Crafternoon.

“Each week, we do a different craft,” she said. “It’s a lot of fun.”

At the Copper Mountain Branch Library, 3000 S. W.S. Young Drive, a Lego block party takes place from 3 to 5 p.m. every Wednesday. On Saturdays, Crafternoon runs from 2 to 5 p.m.

Killeen’s main library, 205 E. Church Ave., holds its weekly Lego Club from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, and Kids’ Craft Time takes place from 4 to 5:30 p.m. every Thursday.

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