Explorers Grove: Mission Space

Explorers Grove: Mission Space
Visit Explorers Grove this summer and use your imagination to travel to outer space.

Your mission: Be part of a team of scientists to successfully fly astronauts to the moon, collect samples and fly back to Earth. Then blast off again to a new destination!

  • Put your space helmet on, have a seat in the capsule and operate the control panel.
  • Oversee the flight from Mission Control in Houston.
  • Learn about the “Deep Space Extremes” astronaut exam.
  • Collect specimens from the moon.
  • Arrange a magnetic solar system.

What is Explorers Grove? In January, 2019, Explorers Grove opened in the Children’s Department. Partially funded by a memorial donation honoring longtime librarian Nancy Jackisch, Explorers Grove promotes curiosity, learning, self-expression and discovery. In addition to our cozy tree, magnetic wall and reading bench, the area’s hands-on activity station introduces a new topic every three months. Explorers Grove has quickly become a favorite spot for kids and their grown ups. You're invited to meet us under the tree anytime the library is open.

New this summer!
Stories by Starlight
June 11 - Aug. 20
Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.
A gentle way for families of preschoolers and their siblings to relax at the end of a busy day. Enjoy stories, songs and activities in the cozy surroundings of Explorers Grove. Pajamas are welcomed.