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The Discover Earth Exhibit


The Discover Earth exhibit will be on-site at the Ephrata Public Library in May, June and July of 2013. The public opening will take place at the library on Saturday, May 18, 2013.

The traveling exhibit, which is visiting ten libraries throughout the U.S., is part of the STAR Library Education Network (STAR_Net) led by the National Center for Interactive Learning at the Space Science Institute. Exhibit partners include the American Library Association, the Lunar and Planetary Institute, and the National Girls Collaborative Project. Discover Earth is supported through a grant from the National Science Foundation.

The exhibition features an 18-inch-diameter Magic PlanetTM  globe and a 42-inch multi-touch table computer. The exhibit pieces incorporate personal narratives, stunning graphics, video, animations, weather artifacts, animal specimens, and simulation-based educational games. Each host library receives a real-time digital weather station that will collect data and show how local temperature, pressure, and precipitation change during the time the exhibition stays at the library. The traveling exhibit will allow library patrons to understand how Earth's global environment changes - and is changed by - the local environment of all exhibition host communities.


Discover Earth on Exhibit

This is just a sampling of the great exhibit that's coming to the library...


Astronomy Enthusiasts of Lancaster County

The Astronomy Enthusiasts of Lancaster County are proud supporters of Discover Earth and the Ephrata Public Library. Visit for more information on this fantastic organization!


Exhibit Sponsors

Ephrata National Bank
Main Branch: 31 East Main Street • Ephrata, PA 17522 • (717) 733-4181

Blue Ridge Communications
804 Academy Heights Avenue  • Ephrata, PA 17522 • (717) 733-4111

Borough of Ephrata
124 South State Street • Ephrata, PA 17522 • (717) 738-9222

The Ephrata Review
1 East Main Street • Ephrata, PA 17522 • (717) 733-6397


STEM Sponsor

2 East Main Street • Ephrata, PA 17522 • 717-733-6541
335 West Main Street • Leola, PA 17540 • 717-656-3784
508 Hershey Avenue • Lancaster, PA 17603 • 717-299-4737
113 South 7th Street • Akron, PA 17501 • 717-859-4911
1021 Sharp Avenue • Ephrata, PA 17522 • 717-733-1215


Meetings: Every Thursday from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at Foxchase Golf Club
(717) 629-2599


Field Trip Sponsors

Douple Insurance
34 East Main Street  • Ephrata, PA 17522 • 717-733-8631

Gil Sager
12 West Main Street • Ephrata,  PA 17522 • (717) 738-1100

1433 West Main Street  • Ephrata, PA 17522  • (717) 733-4158


Discovery Sponsors

 1438 West Main Street  • Ephrata, PA 17522 • (717) 738-3333


Friends of the Ephrata Public Library
550 South Reading Road • Ephrata, PA 17522 • (717) 738-9291

Ephrata Area Chamber of Commerce
16 East Main Street • Suite 1 • Ephrata, PA 17522 • (717) 738-9010

Complete In Box
368 North Reading Road •
Ephrata, PA 17522 • 717-723-2140


Special Thanks


Library System of Lancaster County
1866 Colonial Village Lane • Suite 107 • Lancaster, PA 17601 • (717) 207-0500

Shuts Environmental Library
3 Nature's Way • Lancaster, PA 17602 • (717) 295-2055


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