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.
Opening September 8
Gale Farm Learn about life on a farm through hands on play and the science behind tornadoes and how they form.
Munchkinland Explore visual, musical, and performing arts through creative expression, imaginative play, and literacy-building activities.
Crossroads 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.
Library at the Plaza
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
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. Those who take the journey down Route 66 today can still explore the Main Street of America. Nearly a hundred years of highway culture can be found, whether a thriving relic or decaying ruin. Thousands of people from around the country and around the world drive all or portions of the Route each year. The highway stretches 2,448 miles and crosses through eight states, tracing the migration of people from the Midwest to the Pacific coast.
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.
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.