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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.

Nov
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.

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Nov
29
11:15AM

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12:45PM

Saturday Science Lab

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Learn about the wonders of science, technology, engineering and math with the Discovery Team!

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

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Dec
1
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Storytime Stars

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

This storytime for children ages 3-5 years includes music and books followed by a related activity.

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

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Dec
2
3:45PM

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5:45PM

Anti-Bullying Workshop Presented by Don't Snooze on Clues

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Are you being bullied? Learn what to do about it at this anti-bullying workshop for children ages 6-8! Don't Snooze on Clues offers programs to empower young people to become aware of potential dangers around them and build up the courage to speak out,. It also seeks to create a safe and supportive system of parents, school and community.


Dec
17
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Hanukkah Craft

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 7-12 will make something fun for Hanukkah!


Dec
23
4:00PM

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8:00PM

Snowscape

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Ring the bells and welcome the winter season with this interactive musical installation. Participants will musically improvise by ringing individual bells that contribute to a musical soundscape in a colorful winter sonic playground.
Family Program


Jan
17
1:00PM

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2:00PM

A Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Growing up in Tennessee, Joy Kelly experienced the the civil rights movement firsthand. Her father, Rev. Kelly Miller Smith, was a member of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and worked with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. At age 6 Joy became directly involved in school integration in Nashville, Tennessee and through her father met both Dr. King and Rosa Parks. Joy will relate some of her personal experiences during this period through storytelling, memoir and songs of the movement.