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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.

Sep
21
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Library Makers

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

A library Maker celebration! Make simple instruments using everyday materials with Kathy Ceceri, author of “Musical Inventions" and other great project books about science and technology. Program for children ages 7-12 years. No registration required, first come first served.
No registration required but seating is limited, first come, first served.


Sep
21
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Tech Thursday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us for Tech Thursdays. Learn something new and exciting about technology and the computer each week. No registration is required, but space will be limited. For boys & girls ages 8-12.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
22
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Amazing Readers

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 6-12 are invited to join us to discuss our favorite books. A different book every month. No registration is required. Refreshments served!


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Sep
23
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Saturday Science Lab

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us on Saturdays for Saturday Science Lab. Hands-on learning while having fun. This is a free program for girls and boys up to age 12 and their families. No registration required!

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

Additional Dates


Sep
25
4:00PM

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4:30PM

ConnectED Library Internet HotSpots Lending Events

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

This Library program enables the families of eligible students to “check out” Internet service from the Library—absolutely free. The program is open to patrons who are at least 18 years old and have a child in a New York City public school, have no household Internet access at the time of sign-up and have a valid adult library card with no outstanding fines. To check out a HotSpot visit one of the participating community libraries. Limited number of devices. Conditions apply.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
26
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Microsoft Word for Beginners

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Boys and girls ages 7-12 can learn the basics of Microsoft Word. Learn how to create and save our own document and much more. Be ready next time you have a report in school! No registration required, but space is limited.


Sep
29
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Fun Fridays

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

After a long week of school, unwind with Fun Fridays! Games, crafts, movies...something different each week. Boys and girls ages 5-12 are welcome to join us. No registration required

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

Additional Dates


Oct
3
6:00PM

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7:00PM

E-Books For Kids

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Open up a new world of reading! Kids ages 7-12 can learn how to download e-books onto a tablet, phone, or PC using Queens Library's website and your library card. No registration will be required, but space is limited.


Oct
4
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.

Boys and girls ages 3 to 5 years with a caregiver are invited to the fall session of Timeless Tales! Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, crafts and more. Space will be limited and registration begins September 20th so don't miss out!

Central LibraryWed, Oct 11, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Oct 18, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Oct 25, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Nov 1, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM

Oct
5
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Toddler Learning Center

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

During this five session play group for ages 18-36 months, parents and caregivers will learn about nutrition, speech development, early literacy and parenting skills. Registration (in person) is required starting Thursday, September 21st.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
10
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Spinner Spin off

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Calling all spinner collectors! Do you think you have the fastest spinner out there? Does your best spinner have what it takes to beat everyone else's spinner? Come find out at the Children's Library Discovery center's Spinner Spin off! Registration is required. Competition brackets will be posted prior to the event. Winners will receive a special edition CLDC spinner. So, does your spinner have what it takes?


Oct
10
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Microsoft Word for Beginners

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Boys and girls ages 7-12 can learn the basics of Microsoft Word. Learn how to create and save our own document and much more. Be ready next time you have a report in school! No registration required, but space is limited.


Oct
16
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 along with their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more fun! Space is limited so don't miss out. Registration begins October 2nd.

Central LibraryMon, Oct 23, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryMon, Oct 30, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryMon, Nov 6, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryMon, Nov 13, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM

Oct
16
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Ghost Craft Program

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Halloween is coming! Make it just a little more fun with our exciting ghost craft. Boys and girls ages 6-12 are welcome to join us. No registration is necessary, but space will be limited for this spooktacular program!


Oct
17
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Paint Time on the Laptop

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Come explore Paint software! Learn new ways to express yourself and create your own work of art! Children ages 7 to 12 are invited to join us. No registration is required, but space is limited. Don't miss out!

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

Additional Dates


Oct
23
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Mask-O-Rade

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Halloween is coming so don't forget your mask! Boys and girls ages 6-12 can make their own mask for trick-or-treating or that Halloween party. No registration is required but space is limited.


Oct
24
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Origami Class

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Learn the exciting art of creating new worlds simply by folding paper! Boys and girls ages 6-12 are welcome to join us. No registration is required, but space will be limited. Don't miss out!


Oct
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Amazing Readers

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 6-12 are invited to join us to discuss our favorite books. A different book every month. No registration is required. Refreshments served!