​Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™ Museum Exhibit at Gail Borden Public Library

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles exhibit graphic

Turtle Power! Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™ Share Secrets of the Sewer, Ninja Tactics, and Teamwork at Gail Borden Public Library starting June 2.

Thank you to Gail Borden Public Library District Foundation and KCT Credit Union for supporting this exhibit and Reading is Rad Summer Reading. 

Read and see more photos in the Courier News - https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/ct-ecn-ninja-…

See the Reading is Rad summer reading video here - https://youtu.be/MRStKEFphos.

Exhibit - After more than three decades of battling evil and exemplifying teamwork, the beloved Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) will appear in a museum exhibit for children and families to enjoy at Gail Borden Public Library starting June 2. The four funny “heroes in a half shell” will share life lessons and team-building skills with their crime-fighting tactics in Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™: Secrets of the Sewer™ from June 2 - August 27 in Elgin, Illinois. 

At Gail Borden Library at 270 N. GRove in Elgin, families will be transported to the underground home of the crime-fighting heroes to see what really happens in their secret hideaway. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles brothers Leonardo (the tactical, courageous leader in blue), Michelangelo (the free-spirited jokester in orange), Raphael (the aggressive tough guy in red), and Donatello (the scientist and technological genius in purple) invite families to their New York City sewer lair to train together and learn about the Turtles’ comedic, skillful strategies. 

 “The whole is often greater than the sum of its parts and we are hoping children and adults will be able to discover this in their own families as they work together. Along the way, our visitors will discover how each member of the team has something unique to contribute and they can accomplish a lot more together than they can alone,” said Dr. Jeffrey H. Patchen, president and CEO, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. 

The Turtles are known and respected for their teamworkAs the TMNT’s sensei and adoptive father Splinter often tells them, “Together there is nothing you cannot accomplish.” Through team-building challenges, collaborative games and mind-teasing puzzles, families and friends will learn skills to help them successfully work together. 

The Turtles took the comic book world by storm in 1984—and since then Donnie, Raph, Leo and Mikey have brought Turtle Power to cartoons, movies, video games and toys!

Children and families across the nation will have the opportunity to explore Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™: Secrets of the Sewer™ as it travels to children’s museums and science centers coast to coast. 

The Gail Borden Public Library District is "fueled by the power of community."   Because of its impact working with many partners, the library has been recognized numerous times, including the 2009 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the highest honor that can be bestowed on an American library.  With numerous literary resources, exceptional programs for people of all ages and exciting exhibits like turtles, Violins of Hope, dinosaurs and space, the library strives to engage people of all ages through education, recreation and creativity.  

This exhibit was produced by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and Nickelodeon.

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is a nonprofit institution committed to creating extraordinary family learning experiences across the arts, sciences and

humanities that have the power to transform the lives of children and families. 


Summer Reading Challenge 2023

June 2 – August 4

Start reading right away using the log printed inside this newsletter or sign up to use our online summer reading log at gbpl.info/beanstack.
Visit gailborden.info/read2023 for more summer reading details.

Summer Reading Kickoff   

Friday, June 2 w 3 – 5:30 pm          Main Library

Friday, June 2 w 2 – 4 pm                Rakow Branch

Drop by to sign up and load up on great reads!


Photo with the Turtles

Saturday, June 17 w 10 – 1 pm      Main Library

Michelangelo and Raphael want to take photos with kids (and their families) who have signed up for the Reading is Rad Summer Reading Challenge. gailborden.info/read2023.

Reading is Rad Scavenger Hunt

July – August

Sponsored by the Gail Borden Public Library Foundation.

Businesses can join KCT Credit Union and Elgin State Bank and be a part of this community scavenger hunt.