Hands-on House, Children’s Museum of Lancaster is proud to announce a new partnership with Hempfield School District’s Library Media Program. Designed to increase access to the museum for the district’s students and their families, the partnership provides two family museum passes in each of the district’s seven elementary school libraries for checkout.
“By offering the opportunity for students to visit the Hands-on House with their families at no cost, this partnership is a unique way that we can execute our department’s mission to provide resources that support the curriculum being taught in classrooms,” said Cathi Fuhrman, the Hempfield School District Librarian who coordinated the partnership. “The Hempfield School Library program already provides print resources and 24/7 digital resources. The family passes for Hands-on House Museum is a way in which we can offer an interactive visit to the exhibits at Hands-on House that can bring to life some of the classroom learning our elementary student’s experience.”
Museum officials say that while this school library program is the first of its kind, they hope to establish more. “We appreciate Hempfield as a leader in this pilot partnership. As we work to expand community access to the museum, we hope other schools – both public and private – will follow,” said Jim Bland, Executive Director at Hands-on House.
For more information about bringing museum passes to your school, email Jim Bland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pictured: Mountville Elementary Students Reagan Stevens and Mateo Murillo Ware with Sarah DeMaria, Mountville Elementary School Librarian and Hempfield School District Library Coordinator