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Science in Play2Go exhibit opens March 10

Science in Play exhibit opens March 10 at library


Muhlenberg County Public Libraries is hosting a fun new exhibit this spring at their Central City branch.
The Science in Play2Go exhibit opens to the public March 10.
Science in Play2Go was designed by the Kentucky Science Center in Louisville, Ky. as a mobile version of their permanent early childhood exhibit. The exhibit is intended to help children and families learn more about how things work by simply playing together, using fun, hands-on activities.
While the exhibit was designed with young children in mind, it was also created specifically to be fun and educational for all ages, even adults.
Science in Play2Go is in its second year touring libraries in Kentucky. In the first year, nearly 50,000 people visited the interactive exhibit at four locations. Muhlenberg County Public Libraries will be the sixth stop on the four-year tour.
“We hope this exhibit will give families a fun new way to experience scientific concepts through play,” Muhlenberg County Public Libraries director Janet Harris said.
The exhibit has several elements, including a build-your-own rollercoaster section, a giant lighted pegboard, giant foam building blocks and more. These elements, the Science Center said, were all created to “encourage open-ended thought, collaboration and creativity,” building fundamental skills to help prepare children for adulthood.
The Science in Play2Go exhibit will be available at the Central City library through June 2. The exhibit will be open Monday from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Hours are subject to change due to special events. Changes will be posted within the library.
This exhibit is free and open to everyone. Group visits (over 10 people) and field trips are encouraged; contact Muhlenberg County Public Libraries to arrange a special visit for these groups.
Children must be accompanied by an adult when visiting the Science in Play2Go exhibit.
For more information about Science in Play2Go, call 270-338-4760 or visit us on Facebook. Click here to see dates of special events such as field trips.

Foundation Directory Online

Don’t forget about the Foundation Directory available at Muhlenberg County Public Libraries! Have you checked it out yet? This wonderful software allows you to search more than 9.5 million grants and funders to help you find just the right fit for your project! It can be useful for anyone looking for funding for a project, whether you’re an individual, a business or a nonprofit!
Call 270-338-4760 today for more information or to make an appointment to check out the Foundation Directory Online!
The Foundation Directory is provided by Muhlenberg County Public Libraries with funding provided by the Felix E. Martin Jr. Foundation.

Weather-Related Schedule Changes

Brrr! Due to the cold temperatures and likelihood of more snow, all Martin Luther King Jr. Day events at Muhlenberg County Public Libraries have been cancelled. The open house for Thistle Cottage featured artist Asa Jessup will instead be held Saturday, Jan 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The library board will meet next Monday, Jan. 22, at 4:30 p.m. at Thistle Cottage.
Stay safe and warm!

Jubilee of Trees winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Jubilee of Trees contest at Thistle Cottage! We had a three-way tie this year between the city of Central City (Old MacDonald), First Southern National Bank (Frozen) and Muhlenberg County Extension Homemakers (Beauty and the Beast).

City of Central City – Old MacDonald

Muhlenberg County Extension Homemakers – Beauty and the Beast

First Southern National Bank – Frozen

Thank you to everyone who participated! We had a great turnout, and the trees looked beautiful!

Open House – Jessup

Our Thistle Cottage featured artist for January is Asa Jessup (aka IB720). Join us for an open house in Jessup’s honor on Monday, Jan. 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The artist will be on hand to discuss his work, and light refreshments will be served. Artwork will remain on display through the end of January.


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