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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
27
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.


Mar
27
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.

Additional Dates


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.


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Apr
1
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 are invited to join us for stories, songs, and more! Preregistration is required.


Apr
1
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Literacy Inc. Storytime

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

The literacy organization Literacy Inc. will be conducting Wednesday storytimes for children up to age 5 in the Early Childhood section of the Children's Library Discovery Center.

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

Additional Dates


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.

Additional Dates


Apr
13
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Monday Morning with Miss Michele

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

The program will include stories, music and an activity for children ages 3-5.


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
18
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Spelling Bee Final

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Welcome to the Queens Library Spelling Bee Final, where winners of the community library spelling bees in grades 3-7 will face off against each other. May the best speller win!


Apr
20
11:30AM

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12:30PM

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.

Additional Dates


Apr
24
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 Ron Roy’s "The Empty Envelope" in the "A to Z Mysteries" series. Participation will count toward the Read Down Your Fines program.