Maisy Needham, 6, hesitates for just a second before eating a BBQ meal-worm Wednesday, August 20, 2008, during a 'Bug Banquet' at the Lawrence Public Library.
Children react as Lawrence Public Library Director Bruce Flanders eats BBQ meal-worms at a Bug Banquet Wednesday, August 20, 2008.
Lawrence Public Library Director Bruce Flanders prepares to eat a bug Wednesday, with a glass dish of barbecue-flavored mealworms in front of him. Flanders had promised to eat bugs if enough participants in the library's summer reading program could make a line of paper ants - representing 10 extra books each - go around the kids' room, around the library lobby and back. Flanders kept his promise Wednesday and was assisted by several children in the audience.