Patchogue-Medford Library’s newest building is going to be a fun place to be during the second Suffolk County Marathon this Sunday.
The library’s recently opened Carnegie Library building will have a family fun area right on the front lawn of 160 W. Main St, featuring lawn games, a pumpkin patch and noisemakers to help cheer on the runners as they take off along the south shore of Long Island.
“We’re always looking for new opportunities to reach out to our community and create fun and memorable experiences for our kids and families,” said Danielle Paisley, Assistant Director at the Patchogue-Medford Library.
Activities at the fun zone will include corn hole, Kan Jam, pumpkin decoration, crafts, balloons and face painting.
The fun zone will be a part of the larger Freedom Fest: Taste of Long Island Festival and Street Fair event, which will have live entertainment, food and vendors. This festival will start at 9 a.m. shortly before the first set of half-marathon runners are expected to finish the course, according to the race’s website. Patchogue-Medford Library joins the Suffolk County Executive’s Office, the Suffolk County Department of Economic Development and Planning and the Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce in kicking off this festival during the marathon.
Sunday’s race kicks off in Patchogue Village at 8 a.m., and will feature marathon, half-marathon and 5K courses that also end in the village. Spectators will be able to attend the festival while they wait for the runners to return.
For more information on the Suffolk County Marathon, check out the race’s website by clicking here.