WARSAW — Staffers from Warsaw Community Public Library sang the praises of a special exhibit during the regular monthly meeting of the library’s board of trustees on Monday, June 10.
“If you have not been upstairs, you have to see our one-day wonder, our Curiosity Dome,” said Library Director Ann Zydek. “It’s a traveling planetarium.”
The Curiosity Dome, a spherical, mobile, high-definition planetarium, was scheduled for the entire day and was brought to the library courtesy of a grant from the Kosciusko County Community Foundation. The dome is provided by Matrix Entertainment.
According to Assistant Director Joni Brookins, the presence of the dome created an influx of customer traffic to the facility.
“We’ve had 1011 people come into the library, which for the entire day of a typical Monday in March, we only had 661 people come in,” Brookins said. “So, we’re probably going to get close to a week’s worth before the end of the day and as of 3 p.m., we had over 400 people go into the dome.”
Zydek said the library had a very good experience with the representative who coordinates the exhibit. “The gentleman who is in charge, who set it up early this morning and will be staying until after 7 p.m. to take it down because the last program will be at 6:30 p.m. He said ‘wow, this library has a lot of people coming in and watching this,’” said Zydek. “He was quite impressed.”