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on view may 30 - September 9

Some Assembly Required visits MCPL during its 2023 Summer Reading Program entitled “All Together Now,” which promotes community engagement, teamwork and cooperation. Visitors may engage in fun and challenging activities that help foster the development of key social-emotional skills and highlight Build-a-Bear Workshop’s Core Values: achieve, collaborate, celebrate, give, learn, and embrace. Interactive stations throughout the exhibit introduce STEM concepts and encourage children to tinker, invent and solve problems. The exhibit invites children and families to construct a bridge, form a band, plant a community garden and participate in other experiences that feature storytelling, coding/logic, construction activities, mechanical concepts, music, visual communications, design, agricultural sustainability and diversity.

The exhibit, which is locally sponsored by the FMH Foundation, the MCPL Foundation, and the Carnegie Circle, showcases interactive STEM concepts for visitors aged 2 to 10.

Field Trips

If you are an educator and are interested in scheduling a field trip to see the exhibit, please call the Exhibit & Program Coordinator at 432-742-7439 or complete the Field Trip Request Form (external link).


Midland County Public Library needs volunteers to monitor the exhibit area, keep visitors safe, and maintain a tidy and inviting atmosphere for children and adults to explore and learn.

This opportunity is perfect for anyone who enjoys working with children in an active environment. Students in need of Legacy hours are encouraged to sign up for weekends and after-school hours.

Volunteers who are 18 or older must undergo a background check prior to their volunteer shift. Please call (432) 742-7430 for more information.