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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.

Mar
2
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Monday Morning with Miss Michele

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Miss Michele leads children ages 3-5 years in stories, music and a related activity.

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

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Mar
2
3:00PM

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6:00PM

Homework Zone

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

*Children up to age 12 can get homework help with a teen tutor. Mondays through Fridays 3:00pm-6:00pm. Hours may vary.*

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

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Mar
3
4:00PM

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5:15PM

Teen Games . . . and Snacks!

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join your friends for light snacks and classic board games in our Teen Space Programming Room, for teens in grades 7-12. Snacks are first come, first served.

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

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Mar
4
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Timeless Tales

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. If you wish to register, check availability for program date March 4, 2015
Availability: 5 openings

Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs, and more! Preregistration is required.

Central LibraryWed, Mar 11, 201510:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Mar 18, 201510:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Mar 25, 201510:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Apr 1, 201510:30AM - 11:30AM

Mar
4
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen Talk

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Teens ages 14-19 discuss current events, race relations, bullying, relationships and more. Come and have your say!

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

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Mar
5
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Life Skills

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Are you trying to get a summer job? Maybe you need help with a resume. Or are you looking for ways to manage your budget? At our weekly life skills workshops for teens, you'll learn real-life skills and get down-to-earth help and information that will prepare you for your transition into adulthood.

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

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Mar
5
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Tech Thursday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Learn something exciting and interesting about computers!
Open to children ages 7-12

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

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Mar
6
10:30AM

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11:30AM

I Am an Artist!

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Preschoolers ages 3-5 will create fancy sculptures and work on other creative projects. Space is limited; participation is first come, first served.

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

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Mar
6
4:00PM

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5:00PM

The Biggest Loser - Teen Edition

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 30 openings

Are you looking for get fit for the summer? Or maybe just shed unwanted weight? Join us in a friendly weight-management competition for teens. Register now! The program begins on Sunday, March 1 and ends on Tuesday, March 31. The three teens who lose the most weight will receive prizes.

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

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Mar
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Amazing Readers Kids' Book Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

We will discuss "Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life," by James Patterson and Chris Tebbets.


Apr
6
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Yummy, Yummy!

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Toddlers will be introduced to nutrition. They will make fruit salad, nutritional meals and healthy snack portraits.
for ages 3-5

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

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Apr
15
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Author Reading: Melanie Hope Greenburg

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Melanie Hope Greenberg, an award-winning illustrator and author of children's picture books, will will read some of her stories aloud to children ages 3-5. Space is limited; first come, first served.


Apr
16
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Craft a Candle

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-5 will learn how to create a candle from recycled wax. Space is limited; first come, first served.


Apr
20
11:30AM

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12:15PM

Monday Morning with Miss Michele

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Miss Michele leads storytime, songs and activities for children ages 3-5.

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

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