October 2 - december 30

The Making Scents traveling exhibit is on loan to Midland County Public Libraries through the North Carolina Arboretum beginning October 2, 2021.

  • Discover the plants and flowers behind some of the world’s most iconic perfumes, follow your nose around the globe to uncover the people (and plants) behind the industry’s most notable scents and fragrances, learn about fragrances and create your very own scent!

Making Scents is sponsored by the Midland County Public Library Foundation, the Carnegie Circle, and the FMH Foundation.

Past Exhibits

YearExhibitLending Institution
2021Let's Play RailwayBetty Brinn Children's Museum
2021Wicked Plants: The ExhibitThe North Carolina Arboretum
2020America's Road: The Journey of Route 66NRG! Exhibits
2020Wizard of OzMiami Children's Museum
2019Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood FavoritesMinnesota Children's Museum
2019Adventures with Clifford the Big Red DogMinnesota Children's Museum
2019Manufacturing Victory: The Arsenal of DemocracyThe National WWII Museum, Inc.
2018Winston Churchill: A Legacy of LeadershipNational Churchill Museum
2018Curious GeorgeMinnesota Children's Museum
2018Travel AdventureIndianapolis Children's Museum

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, Assistant Director of Community Engagement, for more information.

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 the Exhibit and Program Support Coordinator.