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"Grossology" exhibit featured at Rochester Public Library

Children got to be grossed out by fake bugs, whoopie cushions and books about insects.

Posted: Oct 30, 2018 11:17 PM
Updated: Oct 31, 2018 7:13 AM

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- The Rochester Public Library hosted a “Grossology” exhibit featuring anything that is disgusting.

The exhibit was from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Rochester Public Library the day before Halloween. Children got to be grossed out by fake bugs, whoopie cushions and books about insects.

The library usually has at least one or two big events each month. They chose to feature “gross things” as part of their exhibit so children could have fun but also feel free to explore things that are not openly talked about.

“They are just gonna be really thrilled by the fact that we’re open to doing something like this, and kind of allow them to explore this thing that is sort of taboo, you know,” Jon Allen, the Youth Services Librarian said.

The exhibit also gets children thinking behind the disgusting appearances.

“We want them to have fun but then oftentimes that fun is what leads them to go on and be interested in a more serious way down the line,” Allen said.

Every day except Sunday, the library hosts events like this one for people of all ages.

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