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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. To learn more about this state-of-the-art project, click here.

Aug
28
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Amazing Readers Kids' Book Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8-12 will discuss "Middle School: Get Me out of Here" by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts. Participation will count toward the Read Down Your Fines program.


Aug
28
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Dance Fitness

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Dance Fitness uses dance as a way to inspire teens to live healthier lifestyles. Also allowing students an outlet to build self confidence, social awareness, and promoting personal development and achievement. Dance Fitness is taught by Certified Dance Instructor, Delicia B. Davis.

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

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Sep
4
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Fun Friday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us for something different every week: arts and crafts, games, movies, or . . who knows? Stop in to find out!

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Sep
9
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Teen Talk

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Young people ages 13-19 laugh, talk, share and learn while discussing social issues and all things affecting teens.

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

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Sep
10
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Creative Writing for Teens

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Is the next bestseller stuck between doodles in your notebook? At our creative writing workshop, you can share your work with other teens aspiring to write the next "Hunger Games," "Divergent" or "insert your book title here"!

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

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Sep
10
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Tech Thursdays

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us to explore the basics of computers, from typing skills to Microsoft Office programs, animation and more!

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

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Sep
11
3:30PM

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4:30PM

TLA: Teen Leadership Academy

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

TLA is a series of workshops designed to instill leadership skills in our youth. There will be motivational speakers, leadership exercises, small group sessions, interactive workshops, interviews with business professionals and an end-of-year recognition ceremony.

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

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Sep
12
11:00AM

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4:00PM

Discovery Day Street Fair

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

We invite our community to check out the Children’s Library Discovery Center at our fourth annual Discovery Day street fair. Celebrate with us as we explore the wonders of science! Dazzle your senses, amaze your mind, and play with possibilities! There will be activities for all ages. Come play with us!


Sep
14
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Engineer a Solar-Powered Car

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Build a car that’s run by the sun, test it and watch it go! So how fast you can make something go without fossil fuels or electric wires!

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

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Sep
25
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Family Place Playtime

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children age 3 and under, with their caregivers, have fun, play games and learn.


Sep
25
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Amazing Readers Kids' Book Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8-12 will discuss John David Anderson's "Sidekicked" at this session of Amazing Readers. Participation will count toward the Read Down Your Fines program.


Oct
1
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Toddler Learning Center

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 18-35 months play and interact with each other while their caregivers listen to a presenter talk about child development. Preregistration is required.

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

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Oct
6
3:00PM

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4:00PM

College Prep

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

College Prep is designed to generate the skills and motivation necessary for educational success beyond high school. The program specializes in assisting high school juniors and seniors in New York City schools to meet the requirements for college admission and to complete documentation for financial aid, scholarships, grant research and more.

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

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Oct
7
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.

Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers join us for stories, songs, fingerplays and all types of fun. Preregistration is required.

Central LibraryWed, Oct 14, 201510:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Oct 21, 201510:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Oct 28, 201510:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Nov 4, 201510:30AM - 11:30AM

Oct
23
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Family Place Playtime

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children age 3 and under, with their caregivers, have fun, play games and learn.


Oct
30
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Amazing Readers Kids' Book Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8-12 will discuss Peggy Eddleman's "Sky Jumpers" at this session of Amazing Readers. Participation will count toward the Read Down Your Fines program.