As Bay Staters know, the Boston Pops are a Fourth of July staple. Well here in Methuen, we celebrate Independence Day a few days later and our party includes lollipops! It’s all good, as this year’s event drew an estimated 10,000 people to The Loop. Here, Simon Biagiotti, 7, and his sister Alice, 4, stopped by the Nevins Library table and were happy to get some glow sticks and candy from library staffers Elizabeth Borges, Bev Winn and Amy Dorsheimer. More event photos inside. MethuenLife photo by Nancy Reardon