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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

DuPage Children’s Museum opens updated Family Resource Center


Edward Hospital begins year-long sponsorship of Dupage Children’s Museum

Edward Hospital kicked off a year-long sponsorship of DuPage Children’s Museum’s newly renovated Family Resource Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony last Tuesday.  Senior staff members from the Hospital and Museum were on hand to cut the ribbon as a group of visitors watched the unveiling.

“More than 6,000 people are connected to the Edward Hospital family and many of them are already bringing their children and grandchildren to the Museum, so this was a natural partnership for us,” said Pam Davis, Hospital President and CEO. “The hospital is committed to partnering with the community and is proud to provide sponsorship for this important area of the Museum.”

Located on the second floor of the Museum, the Family Resource Center is a comfortable place to extend early learning. The area is full of informative parenting materials, picture books and table toys that can be enjoyed by the entire family in this low-key, more intimate space in the Museum.

Pam Davis, Edward Hospital President & CEO, reads a story to her grandchildren

The newly redecorated space now features more child-sized seating and comfortable, overstuffed chairs, making it the perfect place for reading a story together. Additionally, a Museum staff member, Cindy Moran, brightened up the Center with a large-scale, Lazure style mural. Lazure style involves a painting technique that uses many light, subtle layers to build color, creating dimensions of shadow and light.

“We promote literacy throughout the Museum, but the Family Resource Center is one place where we can really focus on it,” said Margaret Hanly, the Museum’s director of programs. “There are many picture books available to read together as well as multiple planned story telling activities for children and families to enjoy.”

Story telling is one of the programs scheduled to begin in the upcoming weeks and will be presented by the Naperville Public Library.  Visit www.dupagechildrensmuseum.org for more information and upcoming events.

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