The Westerville Library is proud to be involved with Egypt in Columbus, a city-wide effort to bring the excitement of Ancient Egypt to Ohio's capital. Throughout the coming months, we will be hosting events that will transport you back in time, where mummies and pharaohs were a part of everyday life!
Embark on a quest to learn more about Egypt by downloading the Passport to Egypt. This passport will lead you through different challenges at COSI, the Columbus Museum of Art and participating libraries. Some of the challenges include attending an Egyptian event, reading an Egypt-related book and writing a review or drawing a picture based on what you've learned. If you are able to complete the challenges, you will be entered in a drawing for cool prizes!
Uncover the mystery of the mummy at the Westerville Library by completing our Egypt activity sheets or attending one of the library programs listed below. (You can even view and print Activity Sheet 1 or Activity Sheet 2 to begin your quest at home.) By participating, you will be eligible for a raffle drawing for free tickets to the museum exhibit. And don't forget: As you complete your challenges, be sure to ask the Youth Services staff for a stamp on your passport!
Passports will be available at the following programs while quantities last.
Mummy Mask Workshop
March 14th, 1:00 - 2:00pm
Presented by Columbus Museum of Art, families will create a one-of-a-kind Egyptian-style mummy mask. Assorted materials, including gold leaf and glazes, will be provided. Note: Registration for this event opens February 27th.
Egyptian Carving Workshop
March 14th, 2:30 to 3:45pm
Tweens and teens ages 11-15 will be able to create their own unique Egyptian style carving from soap using pottery tools and food-safe colorants. Instruction provided by Columbus Museum of Art. Note: Registration for this event opens February 27th.
May 19th, 4:00 to 5:00pm
Join us for Books After School, Hooray (B.A.S.H.)! We'll have Egyptian books, fun and activities for children ages 6 and up. Note: No registration is required. Children only, please.
COSI Science Spot: Lost Egypt
May 18th - May 25th
A kiosk will be set up in Youth Services with activities that encourage “budding scientists” ages 5+ to dig for answers and stretch their imagination about ancient Egypt.