school tours

School Tours at MPL

MPL is a culture house of community and cooperation. School groups have access to guided tours with partners on Levels One and Two. Space can be limited, but larger groups can split up and rotate between spaces. Learn more about group sizes below

 

Tour dates fill up fast. Please plan ahead. Use the table below to choose a time to tour the library.

Available Hours

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
12-3pm
*spectrUM closed
*MakerSpace closed
9:15-12pm
& 1-3pm
12:15-3pm 12-3pm 12-3pm

School Tour Request Form

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School Tour Descriptions

Most tours start in the Imaginarium where we talk about the new library and the responsibility of checking out with a library card. We also often read a picture book or ask trivia questions. This part of the tour is flexible, depending on age of the students and time available.

 

The second part consists of a tour around the Children’s Department, making various stops to talk about how students can find items they’re looking for. Supervised browsing time is also an option after the tour.  

spectrUM offers two different tiers of tours: unguided and guided.

 

Unguided tours let students to spend time exploring the interactive exhibits in the Discovery Bench on their own.

 

Guided tours provide educator-guided activities designed to meet Next Generation Science Standards. These tours are 90 minutes and have a cost (with scholarships available). Visit the spectrUM website for more information.

Tour all MCAT’s facilities including the studio, the podcast room, the Community Radio Station and all the items like cameras and sound recorders available. Groups are limited to 10 or fewer at a time. For more info, contact MCAT staff at .

During Makerspace tours, students will have a chance to see our laser engraver, vinyl cutter, 3D printers, and sewing machines in action. Students will then be divided into groups and will work on a creative project using one of these machines. For groups of 20 or more you will need to split up your class and rotate students through. For more info, contact Taylor at

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