Cedar Park City Council approved a $662,752 purchase for the installation of interactive exhibits at the new public library in Bell District.

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Boss Display Corp. will furnish and install interactive museum style exhibits in the youth section at the new library, according to city documents. The aim of these exhibits are to promote learning through experimentation and imaginative play.

The goal of including exhibits is to “build on the success of the interactive-play based learning in the current library” and “meet the community’s interest in interactive learning experiences” that mimic children’s museums, Director of Engineering and Capital Projects Randal Lueders said at the Aug. 24 meeting.

Exhibits include the following:
  • a scarf wall feature that encourages gross motor play and includes science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts for kids ages 3 and older
  • a back-lit color mixing wheel
  • an illumination station that allows kids to be creative and produce art
  • a magnetic sensory gear wall
  • an enclosed area with soft carpet geared toward crawlers, or children ages 6 months to 2 years. The area will have partial seating for parents and caregivers to play with the kids.
  • a two-story treehouse with a play kitchen, a secret crawl space, a viewing bubble and a slide
Lueders said Boss Display designed and created the exhibits custom made for the city’s new library.

“I love them, and I’m excited,” Council Member Bobbi Hutchinson said at the meeting.

The new library is scheduled to open in 2024 and will be part of the Bell District located off South Bell Boulevard between Buttercup Creek Boulevard and Park Street.