Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum just opened a new exhibit celebrating literacy and the love of reading. The Reading Nook features several iconic pieces from the museum’s original location on Beck Street in Salt Lake City, including the jumbo light switch, giant chair, and pencil ladder from the Sizewise gallery. These treasured pieces from the museum’s collection have been re-imagined to create the perfect reading space.
The Reading Nook will also be home to the new Take a Book, Leave a Book library, in partnership with Salt Lake City Public Library and KUED PBS Kids. Families are encouraged to bring in a book from home for another family to enjoy in exchange for a different book to take home. “Through this program, it is our mission to put a book in the hands of every child and cultivate a lifelong love of reading,” explains Discovery Gateway Executive Director Laurie Hopkins.
The Reading Nook also features information about Salt Lake County’s participation in the national Talking is Teaching initiative dedicated to closing the word gap and supporting families of young children to learn together in any language – through talking, singing, reading, writing and playing every day. Discovery Gateway is a proud contributing partner in this initiative and provides an ideal environment for families to engage in these activities.
About Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum
Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum is located in downtown Salt Lake City at 444 West 100 South and is a contemporary discovery center offering 60,000 square feet of interactive, hands-on fun. The engaging workshops, programs, and exhibits invite the whole family to create, learn, and play together. It is the mission of Discovery Gateway to inspire children of all ages to imagine, discover, and connect with their world to make a difference. For information, please call (801) 456-5437, or visit us at DiscoveryGateway.org.