Erie County Public Library hosted a cardboard kingdom for kids Monday at its Lincoln Community Center.

It was all part of the STEM Mondays program, which encourages school-aged children to come together, problem solve and get creative.

About a dozen kids worked hard on their carboard kingdoms.

After construction was finished, the kids took some time to read together.

"In this opportunity, children are encouraged to try some new materials and explore creative thinking logic," said Colleen Donaldson, library branch manager. "We always have resources that if you have a child who really enjoys that type of learning hands-on, problem-solving logic, there are lots of materials in the library for them to use and to utilize."

The program is part of the Public Library's summer reading program called Oceans of Possibilities.