The library’s exciting new exhibit, Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War, has arrived! Introduce your children to the legacy of Lincoln with our exhibit’s Family Night on Wednesday, May 20 beginning at 6 p.m. You will not want to miss a fantastic evening of educational family fun!
From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., you’re invited to examine real items Civil War artifacts from David Overeem’s Traveling Civil War Collection. This is a great opportunity to introduce elementary school students and their siblings to the everyday items of the Civil War era, as well as select items used by soldiers on the battlefield. Try writing with a quill pen, and learn what it takes to fire a cannon! Coloring and activity sheets will be near the exhibit to take home.
At 7 p.m., you will meet President and Mrs. Lincoln during a very special family program at the library! Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln will talk about growing up near the frontier, the importance of getting a good education, and never giving up on oneself. This program is perfect for elementary aged children, and will be an enjoyable evening for everyone. Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln will also judge the Little Lincoln and Little Mary Todd Look Alike Contest at 8 pm.
Students from preschool through 5th grade are invited to dress up like Abraham or Mary Todd Lincoln during our Family Night programming. Children can enter the contest by coming dressed as Mr. or Mrs. Lincoln on May 20. Contestants can preregister online or on the day of the program outside Meeting Room A. Awards will be given in three age groups: preschool, K-3 and 3-5.
For more information, contact the Children’s Services Department at (630) 685-4181.