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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.

Jun
30
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Amazing Readers Movie Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Read the book; check out the movie. The book club members between ages 7-12 will watch the movie "Charlotte's Web" together before discussing the book written by E.B. White.


Jun
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 E.B. White's "Charlotte's Web" at this session of Amazing Readers. Participation will count toward the Read Down Your Fines program.
Do not forget to watch the movie that will be showing before this meeting.


Jul
5
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Summer Film Fest

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us each Wednesday during the hot summer for a cool movie! Children up to age 12 and their caregivers are welcome. A different movie each week. No registration required, but space will be limited. Don't miss it!

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

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Jul
5
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 July 5, 2017
Availability: 14 openings

Timeless Tales returns for the summer! Children ages 3-5 and their caregiver are invited to join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and all types of fun. Preregistration begins June 21st. Space is limited, so don't miss out!

Central LibraryWed, Jul 12, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Jul 19, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Jul 26, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Aug 2, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM

Jul
5
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Library Jeopardy

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Please join the trivia and prove your knowledge by answering questions on various topics.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
7
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Fun Friday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us on Fridays for something fun and exciting. Each week we'll do a different activity. Games, crafts, movies, and...who knows? No registration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
10
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Time

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 18 months to 3 years old and their caregiver are invited to join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and all types of fun! Preregistration begins June 26th and space is limited. Don't miss it!

Central LibraryMon, Jul 17, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryMon, Jul 24, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryMon, Jul 31, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryMon, Aug 7, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryMon, Aug 14, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM

Jul
10
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Music and Movement Mondays

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-12 are invited to join us at the Children's Library Discovery Center for Music and Movement Mondays. Children will participate in group singing, dancing, karaoke and Zumba activities.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
11
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Origami - Summertime is Funtime!

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Summertime is here and it's time for some fun crafts with Miss Sue! Create your own works of art while learning the ancient art of origami. There is no end to what you can create with your two hands and a little piece of paper!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
13
6:00PM

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7:15PM

2017 Summer Poetry Contest

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Can you rhyme? Know what a haiku is? Then enter the 2017 Summer Poetry Contest for a chance to be published in Queens Library Magazine! There are four different age categories, and the theme is Build a Better World. Get help perfecting your poem and -assistance in submitting your work, ages 7-16.


Jul
18
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Coding Club: Game Design

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

In the coding club for game design, students learn basic video game coding concepts by making different types of games, including racing, platform, launching, and more!! Ages 8-14 are encouraged to attend all eight sessions. Space is limited. Sign Up in person in the CLDC on June 26 at 1:00pm.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
28
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Amazing Reader's Movie Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Read the book; check out the movie. Book club members between ages 7-12 will watch the movie "Matilda" together, before discussing the book written by Roald Dahl.


Jul
28
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Amazing Readers' Kids Book Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8-12 will discuss Roald Dahl's "Matilda" at this session of Amazing Readers. Participation will count toward the Read Down Your Fines program.


Aug
4
3:00PM

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3:45PM

Tie Dye T-Shirts

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

*Brighten up your summer even more with our far out tie dye t-shirts program! Children ages 8-12 are invited to make your very own groovy design and take your shirt home with you. Space is limited and registration will begin July 28th. You must bring your OWN plain white t-shirt!*