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Westborough Public Library lights up event

By John Swinconeck, Contributing Writer

Julian Micucci, 6, of Westborough, uses a hand crank to power a generator in an attempt to illuminate a bulb.

Julian Micucci, 6, of Westborough, uses a hand crank to power a generator in an attempt to illuminate a bulb.

Westborough ??” Westborough Public Library celebrated National Grid's “Light Up Your Library” campaign Nov. 9, with demonstrations promoting energy efficiency in the home, as well as games and prizes courtesy of Radio Disney Boston. Kids got a chance to use a bicycle or hand-crank to compare LED lighting with traditional light bulbs – LEDs took a lot less muscle power to illuminate.

Compact fluorescent light bulbs were on sale for $1.

The Westborough Public Library was one of nine libraries in Massachusetts and Rhode Island selected for the “Light Up Your Library” campaign. The library that gets the most “likes” on National Grid's Facebook page throughout November wins a lighting makeover valued at about $15,000.

Kealy Faye, 8, and Sarah Farick, 5, both of Westborough, roll hula hoops as part of a game.

Kealy Faye, 8, and Sarah Farick, 5, both of Westborough, roll hula hoops as part of a game.

Teddy Miller, 8, points to a set of bulbs powered by the stationary bike  he pedaled .

Teddy Miller, 8, points to a set of bulbs powered by the stationary bike he pedaled .

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