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Children’s Library Discovery Center

The Children's Library Discovery Center opened in 2011. It includes hands-on interactive exhibits and learning labs with our very own Discovery Team to enable children ages 3-12 to find information and to inspire interest in books, reading, and learning.

Come and meet our Discovery Team!


Check out our Science Fair Handbook, a simple guide that explains the steps to successfully complete a science fair assignment. It includes explanations for each step, dozens of project ideas, and a list of helpful websites. Good luck with your project. Check out your local library for books on your chosen topic!

Another new tool available for children through the library is the PowerKids Life Science database. This great resource is specifically designed for learners in grades 3 to 6. PowerKids Life Science promotes digital literacy and 21st century learning skills while offering research, report, and homework help.

The library has two great new resources for children. Ideal for school or for year around learning. BookFlix and TrueFlix are two of our databases that help children with literacy. Check them out now!

Click on the pictures below to find out what books we have on the subjects!

Bug Viewer Instruction Game
    Discover Bugs: Bug Viewer             Discover Perception: Instruction Game
Magnetic Spinner Mirror Movement
      Discover Magnets: Magnetic Spinner  Discover Mirrors: Mirror Movement
Sound Puzzle  
Discover Sound: Sound Puzzle  

Exhibits are funded by the National Science Foundation.

Jul
22
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Summer Reading: Interactive Story Hour

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Come join us at the Children's Library Discovery Center for interactive story hour! Children will get to listen to classic children's stories including Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Billy Goats Gruff, and will have a chance to act out these stories out, followed by a story-related take-home craft activity! No registration is required, but space is limited!

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Jul
23
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading: Origami

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Every week during the hot summer, we will have a cool different theme for children ages 5-12. No registration required; however space will be limited. Don't miss it!

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Jul
23
4:00PM

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5:15PM

Spelling Bee for Kids

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us for our spelling bee summer program for 3rd to 6th graders.

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Jul
24
10:00AM

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12:00PM

A Universe of Stories - Summer Reading Film Fest 2019

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Please join the Children's Library Discovery Center for our 2019 Summer Reading Film Fest.
- 7/10: "Hotel Transylvania 3" (2018, PG)
- 7/17: "Incredibles 2" (2018, PG)
- 7/24: "The House With A Clock In Its Walls" (2018, PG)
- 7/31: "Smallfoot" (2018, PG)
- 8/7: "Ralph Breaks The Internet" (2018, PG)
- 8/14: "Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse" (2018, PG)
All movies will begin at 10am in the auditorium. Tickets will be given out at 9:15am on the day of the movie.

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Jul
24
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Timeless Tales

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Hot town, summer in the city, Timeless Tales will keep your children busy! Children ages 3-5 along with a caregiver are invited to join us for stories, songs, and more. Registration will begin on June 26th so don't miss out.

Central LibraryWed, Jul 31, 201910:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Aug 7, 201910:30AM - 11:30AM

Jul
24
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Library Jeopardy

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us if you are between 8-12 years old to show off your knowledge by playing Jeopardy. No registration is required.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Jul
25
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Discovery Team Summer STEM: Shine a Light

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Kids will learn the basics of how light works with lenses, including our eyes. We’ll dissect sheep eyes and compare biological lenses to glass lenses. Extending this exploration, kids will learn how the physics of light and lenses is applied to visual aids – eye glasses, microscopes and telescopes. For students in grades 6 to 8. Space is limited and registration will be required. Major funding provided by NY Life Foundation, the city-wide sponsor of summer reading.


Jul
25
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading: Amazing Readers Summer Movie Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Read the book; check out the movie. The book club members between ages 8-12 will watch the movie "Bridge to Terabithia" together before discussing the book written by Katherine Paterson.


Jul
25
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Summer Reading: Amazing Readers Kids Book Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8-12 will discuss Katherine Paterson's "Bridge to Terabithia" at this session of Amazing Readers. Participation will count toward the “Read Down Your Fines” program.


Jul
26
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Summer Reading: Mother Goose Time

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-18 months are welcome to join us for Mother Goose time! Come sing songs, listen to stories, and participate in lap bounces for tons of giggles and laughs, starring all kids' favorite.... BUBBLES!

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Jul
26
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Friday Summer Craft

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Summer is hot, but you can enjoy a cool craft here at the Children's Library Discovery Center. There is something different every week for children ages 5-12. No registration is required; however, space is limited. Don't miss it!

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Aug
1
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Chess Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Come and learn the tactics needed to dominate your friends in chess at the Children's Library Discovery Center!

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Aug
5
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Monday Summer Craft

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us for our Monday summer crafts and start your week off right. There is something different every Monday for children ages 5-12. No registration required; however, space is limited. Don't miss it!

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Sep
7
11:00AM

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3:00PM

Discovery Day Street Fair 2019

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

We invite our community to check out the Children's Library Discovery Center at our 8th Annual Discovery Day Street Fair. Celebrate with us as we explore the wonders of science and other fun activities! Dazzle your senses, amaze your mind, and play with possibilities! There will be plenty of activities for everyone. Please join in on the celebration!