Portable planetarium arrives at Polk library Saturday

Published 12:52 pm Friday, April 3, 2009

The Polk County Public Library&squo;s is partnering with Kidsenses Children&squo;s InterACTIVE Museum to bring the ExplorerDome traveling planetarium to the library on Saturday, April 4. &bsp;

Families and all space enthusiasts can visit the library in Columbus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to witness the amazing portable space exhibit. &bsp;

Each session will last approximately 20 minutes and is appropriate for all ages.

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The Polk County library also has a large selection of space-themed books and audio visual materials on hand and available for check out to help future astronauts and astronomers learn even more about the solar system.

&dquo;This is an amazing learning opportunity for our local children and we hope a great many of them will have a chance to experience the Explorer Dome,&dquo; says children&squo;s librarian Joy Sharp. &dquo;We also hope that this library visit reminds families that the library offers a wide variety of educational and entertaining programming and materials year round. And Kidsenses is a real treasure for children and families located right down the road in Rutherfordton.&dquo;

Polk County Middle School sixth grade classes will visit the ExplorerDome tomorrow. The program coincides with the space curriculum they are currently studying in the classroom.

For more information on upcoming additional events and new acquisitions, please visit the library&squo;s website, www.publib.polknc.org or become a fan of the library on Facebook and receive monthly announcements about upcoming programs.