Washington County Free Library, in cooperation with Washington County Public Schools and the Discovery Station Museum, created a program that allowed the children of Washington County to learn about the moon.
As part of a grant secured by Jeff Ridgeway, head of Children's Services at the library, copies of "If You Decide to Go to the Moon," by Faith McNulty, and "Moon," by Steve Tomecek, were purchased for each of the 25 elementary schools in Washington County.
In addition, eight copies of "Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon," were purchased for each of the eight county middle schools. Lessons were planned around the reading of each of these titles by local teachers.
On May 15 and 16, two buses carrying eighth-grade middle school students visited the Goddard Space Center in Greenbelt, Md., as part of the grant. The students were able to see the exhibits at the center and took a tour of the facility.