Spring weather in central Ohio can be so unpredictable, but did you know the weather in Egypt this time of year is generally sunny and 75-80 degrees?

Spring weather in central Ohio can be so unpredictable, but did you know the weather in Egypt this time of year is generally sunny and 75-80 degrees?

Your family could visit the land of the pharaohs for an afternoon, thanks to Worthington Libraries and the Columbus Museum of Art, which is currently hosting the exhibition, "To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum."

The library has five family packs (four tickets per pack) to give away for free museum admission, which includes the "To Live Forever" exhibit. To enter the ticket raffle, kids in preschool through sixth grade must complete an activity sheet available in the children's departments of any Worthington Libraries location through Friday, April 4.

The museum's exhibit, which continues through June 7, explores the ancient Egyptian belief that death was an enemy that could be defeated through proper preparation. You'll see more than 100 objects - including a mummy, coffins and jewelry - that tell the story of mummification, the funeral procession and rituals, the contents of the tomb, the final judgment and the idealized afterlife.

"To Live Forever" isn't the only Egyptian-themed exhibit coming to Columbus this year. COSI's "Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science" opens May 30 and runs through Sept. 7. It will focus on the scientific tools and technology required to unearth artifacts and what those artifacts tell us.

Both exhibits are part of an Egypt in Columbus collaboration of which Worthington Libraries, as well as other central Ohio libraries, are proud to be a part.

Earlier this month, library staff did an ancient Egyptian-themed storytime for museum-goers that included a reading of "I Am the Mummy Heb-Nefert" by Eve Bunting and "Skippyjon Jones in Mummy Trouble" by Judith Byron Schachner, as well as a "Princess Pat" chant.

Upcoming library programs of interest to budding Egyptologists include a teen Savvy Travelers visit to the country that will include games, food and fun on April 18 at 3 pm at Old Worthington Library, 820 High St.

Kids in grades K-6 are invited to Northwest Library, 2280 Hard Road, on May 2 to learn more about the Mysteries of Ancient Egypt through books, crafts, hands-on activities and more. The program will start at 3 pm.

For more information about the Columbus Museum of Art and COSI exhibits, or for ancient Egyptian-themed reading for all ages, visit egyptincolumbus.com.

Hillary Kline