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Testing a New Activity at the Maine State Library

We need you to play a game! The Maine State Museum is testing a model of an interactive activity that will be featured in the new education center when the museum reopens.

Who: We’re looking for individuals or families to test it out and tell us what works and what doesn’t. All ages are welcome, though the game will work best for ages 3 and up (possibly with a little help from a guardian).

What: The game is a simulated telephone switchboard – a piece of technology used to connect phone calls. Players will get to act as the switchboard operator. In the game, you follow audio prompts as callers ask you for help reaching the right person. The game should take about five minutes per person, and it will take another few minutes for us to get your feedback.  

While you wait to play, we’ll keep you entertained with activities! The Maine State Library has some super fun high-tech activities ready, and Maine State Museum educators will be there with an inventor’s game and our popular touch carts full of animals, rocks, and minerals.

Where: Maine State Library’s temporary location at 242 State Street, Augusta, ME.

When: You can sign up for a time slot – we’ll try to stick to a schedule to keep people from waiting too long. We have available times on December 6th, 7th, and 8th from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

How do I sign up? Just fill out this form with all the times you’re available. We’ll fit you into our schedule, then contact you and let you know what time you’re booked.

Switchboard Prototyping Registration

Switchboard Prototyping Registration

Thank you for signing up to help us test our telephone switchboard prototype! This will be a fun afternoon of activities, and we're relying on this form to help us with scheduling. After you click "submit," you will be contacted by museum staff with your confirmed time within three business days (after Thanksgiving).

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Please mark all of the times you are available. NOTE - your requested time might not be available. Museum staff will contact you to confirm soon after you submit your request.

Tuesday, Dec. 6th
Wednesday, Dec. 7th
Thursday, Dec. 8th
Will everyone in your party be participating in the prototype activity (recommended for ages 3 and up)?
Age range of people in your party who be participating in the prototype activity *
NOTE - please check the relevant ages for everyone in your party.

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