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Last week, library patrons and community members traveled to the Armstrong Air and Space Museum in Wapakoneta. This trip for grandparents and grandchildren was a partnership between the Tiffin-Seneca Lirbrary Foundation and the Allen Eiry Center. It is one of many programs being offered as part of the Library’s Summer reading Program.
This year’s theme, “A Universe of Stories”, commemorates the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. The trip brought together people of all ages to learn more about Ohio’s role in space history and to share their memories of the space program. They toured the museum, learned about “Neil’s Wild Ride”, and participated in an egg drop STEM activity to build their problem-solving and engineering skills. Members of the group also used simulators to experience zero gravity and landing a space shuttle.
In the afternoon, local tour guides took the buses to sites in and around Wapakoneta to show what life was like when Neil Armstrong lived there. A highlight of the trip was when the current owner of his childhood home stepped on the buses to welcome the group and share information about Neil as a youngster.
Thank you to the Tiffin-Seneca Library Foundation and the Allen Eiry Center for making this trip possible. We appriciate being able to make these opportunities available to our community.
Adult Services Manager
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library