Centennial Library

The Wizard of Oz Educational Exhibit is a journey of self-discovery for the whole family! Travel from the Gale Farm to the colorful Land of Oz, where you can explore Munchkinland, the Crossroads, the Witch's Castle, and the Emerald City before heading back over the rainbow, because, of course, "There's no place like home." Sponsored by FMH Foundation, Helen Greathouse Charitable Trust, Pevehouse Family Foundation, Rea Charitable Trust, & MCPL Foundation. 

September 8 - December 19

Gale Farm
Learn about life on a farm through hands on play and the science behind tornadoes and how they form.
Tornado in a Jar activity

Explore visual, musical, and performing arts through creative expression, imaginative play, and literacy-building activities.

Discover personal strengths, courage, and values while understanding the importance of having compassion for others.

Witch's Castle
Build courage as you overcome physical challenges and engage in gross motor skill activities.

In partnership with the Midland Gem & Mineral Society, the Library at the Plaza is hosting a collection of gemstones, jewelry, and other craftsmanship for public display.

October 14 - November 2

Library at the Plaza

Route 66 is emblematic of the American experience. Nearly every aspect of 20th century United States history is reflected in the story of the people and events along the Mother Road. America’s Road: The Journey of Route 66 includes photographs, narrative, music, and objects from the Route 66 heyday. It is appropriate for all ages. This exhibit shares the history of and fascination with one of the world’s most famous highways. Sponsored by MCPL Foundation and Carnegie Circle. 

September 18 - January 4

Field Trips

If you are an educator and are interested in scheduling a field trip to see the exhibit, please call the Centennial Library's Youth Services department at 432-742-7445 or see our Field Trip Requests (PDF).


Midland County Public Library needs volunteers to monitor the exhibit area, keep visitors safe, and maintain a tidy and inviting atmosphere for children and adults to explore and learn.

This opportunity is perfect for anyone who enjoys working with children in an active environment. Students in need of Legacy hours are encouraged to sign up for weekends and after-school hours.

Volunteers who are 18 or older must undergo a background check prior to their volunteer shift. Please contact Megan Buck, Social Impacts and Community Engagement Coordinator.  

Community Requests

Display space is available at the library for educational, artistic, and cultural materials that support the mission of the library - Midland County Public Libraries: A center of learning and literacy empowering the community to explore, connect and create.

Groups desiring to use the exhibit space should submit a Community Exhibit Request Form (PDF) to Hannah Johnson, Education and Programming Coordinator.

Click on one of the banners below to view photos from a past exhibit or click here to view the photo gallery.

Spring 2019


Summer 2019

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