Campbell County Public Library opens early childhood learning exhibit  

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A traveling early childhood experience is coming to the Campbell County Public library.

Science in Play2Go, a miniature version of Kentucky Science Center’s Science in Play exhibit, will open at the Cold Spring Branch of the Campbell County Public Library located at 3920 Alexandria Pike in Cold Spring on Saturday, Sept. 3. 

Designed specifically for children ages 8 and under, Science in Play2Go is built around the twin concepts of open-ended play and “loose parts” – materials that can be reimagined in countless ways – that allow children to naturally develop 21st-century learning and STEAM skills. 

The elements of the exhibit present in Campbell County – including creating your own rollercoaster, engineering with big blocks in “Build Your World,” or visiting the “Shapes and Stuff Store” – encourage open-ended thought, collaboration, and creativity.

Science in Play2Go is provided free of charge to communities and participating libraries.

The traveling exhibit is open to the community during normal library hours. Field trips and group visits to Science in Play2Go are encouraged; groups, including schools and local community centers, may contact the library directly to arrange a visit.

Science in Play2Go is designed to serve as a resource to the community, providing at-home activities for parents and caregivers to do science with children to help facilitate early-childhood learning. 

In its first five years of operation, the program welcomed over 172,000 visitors with residencies in 17 Kentucky counties. Campbell County is the exhibit’s fifth location this year, with additional locations planned into 2023.

The library’s Science in Play2Go experience is available to the public from Saturday, Sept. 3 through Sunday, Nov. 27. For more information, please visit the Campbell County Public Library’s website or call 859-781-6166.

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