The latest traveling exhibit coming to Rolling Hills Library will transport children and families to a magical place and time – inside a castle’s stone walls where a peaceful community exists and everyone has a special job to do.
Opening Friday, Sept. 22, and continuing through Jan. 5, 2018, The Amazing CastleTM is designed for families and school groups with children ages 2 to 8 years old but can be enjoyed by all ages.
The free exhibit will be open 10 a.m.‐5 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.‐ 8 p.m. Thursdays and 1‐5 p.m. Sundays in the Belt Branch Upper Story, 1906A N. Belt, which is upstairs from the Belt Branch. A grand opening is planned for 5‐7 p.m. Sept. 22, and other special programs are being planned in conjunction with the exhibit.
“We are happy to present this early‐learning experience for our community and think children and families will be delighted with it,” Rolling Hills Library Director Michelle Mears said. “It also will be a great learning experience that day‐care centers and schools can visit.”
The exhibit features eight themed areas where children can don costumes and engage in role‐playing by becoming lords and ladies, villagers and even a court jester. Visitors can try their hands in royal workshops where a blacksmith, tailor, gardener, cook and others work. They also can build their own fortress out of “stone” blocks and visit a tower where a sleeping dragon resides.
No matter if they visit once or many times, each trip through The Amazing CastleTM will be a unique learning experience. The exhibit was created by the Minnesota Children’s Museum with funding from Curtis and Marjorie Nelson and The Curtis L. Carlson Family Foundation.
For more information about the library, visit http://www.rhcl.org or call 816‐232‐5479.