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. Learn more.


Each space can accommodate 20-30 students. Larger groups can split up and rotate between spaces.


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

Having trouble with the form? Questions on how to request your tour?

Available Hours

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
*spectrUM closed
& 1-3pm
12-3pm 12-3pm 12-3pm

School Tour Request Form

1. Please fill out each step in the form below. Required fields are marked with a red asterisk.

2. After clicking Submit, please be patient as the form processes. A message will appear if form submission is successful.

3. Keep an eye out for an email response from us over the next few days. We’ll respond as soon as possible. 

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 very 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.

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