The Manatee County Public Library System hosted the Here, There and Everywhere exhibit for February 2014. The exhibit was open to the public at our Central Library in Bradenton, FL. We conducted about 30 programs county-wide at all of our locations, the farmer’s market and at the South Florida Museum. Programs included: using telescopes to look at the night sky, a simulated space mission, hands-on experiments using the activity kits from HTE, children’s storytimes based on stars and space, model rocket launches, astronomy lectures for adults, and Mad Science labs for kids. We had a great time turning the exhibit into a whole series of events for February, and we engaged over 1000 people with in-house and outreach programs! Our door count for the Central Library was 24,000, and a majority of visitors checked out the exhibit.
Ericka Dow, Librarian III, Adult Services Supervisor, Manatee County Public Library System www.mymanatee.org/library