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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.

Jan
23
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Internet Dos and Don'ts

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5-12 are encouraged to attend this informational session about internet safety. Children will learn how to safely navigate the internet with helpful Do and Don't tips.


Jan
25
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 welcome to join us for the winter session of TImeless Tales. Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, and more! Online registration begins December 21. Space is limited, so don't miss out!

Central LibraryWed, Feb 1, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Feb 8, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM

Jan
26
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Color Word Match

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-5 years old will learn about letters, words, shapes and colors while creating their own masterpieces.
Space is limited.


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Jan
26
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Chinese New Year Celebration

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5 to 12 are invited to join us in celebrating the Lunar Chinese New Year in the Children's Library Discovery Center. This event will feature stories, arts and craft, music, and the famous lion dance. Preregistration is not required. First-come, first-served.


Jan
27
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Mother Goose

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children, ages 6 months to 2 years old, and their caregivers are invited to join us for Mother Goose time! We will enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, and more. Preregistration is not required. First come, first served.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
27
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 Norton Juster's "The Phantom Tollbooth" at this session of Amazing Readers. Participation will count toward the Read Down Your Fines program.


Jan
28
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Vowel Tree

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-5 will learn about their vowels through art.
Space is limited.


Jan
28
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Saturday Science Lab

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children to age 12 along with their families are invited to check out Saturday Science Lab. Not only learn, but actually participate in an amazing science experiment. No registration is required!

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

Additional Dates


Jan
30
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Stop Motion Movie Making

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5-12 will learn about creating a short stop-motion movie. Design the backdrop and create a fun story using movie maker. Space is limited!


Feb
2
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Origami Rooster

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children 6-12 come join us for an origami paper craft for Chinese New Year - Year of the Rooster!


Feb
6
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 18-36 months and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and all kinds of fun! Space will be limited. Online registration begins January 23rd. Don't miss out!*

Central LibraryMon, Feb 13, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryMon, Feb 27, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryMon, Mar 6, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryMon, Mar 13, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryMon, Mar 20, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM

Feb
6
4:00PM

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5:00PM

CLDC Children's Chorus

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6 to 12 are invited to join the Children's Library Discovery Center's (CLDC) Children's Chorus. The Chorus will be meeting every Monday from 4PM-5PM between February 27 and May 22 in the CLDC Multipurpose room, and will be singing tradition chorus songs, along with a selection of todays hits. The program will culminate with a performance at the Queens Central Library. Space is limited to 25 children. To register please email Suzanne.casasnovas@queenslibrary.org

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

Additional Dates


Feb
7
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Learn How to Search Databases

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us to learn how to search the Queens Library database.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
10
8:15AM

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9:15AM

Mother Goose Time

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

Mother Goose Time, story telling and playtime for toddlers.


Feb
14
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Valentine's Day Craft

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5-12 are welcome to join us for a fun Valentine's Day craft. You won't have the heart to miss out on this one! No registration will be required but supplies will be limited.


Feb
15
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Create a Love Your Library Mural

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Come and create your own drawing about why you love your library. All drawings will be put together to create one big Love Your Library mural! Children ages 6-12 are welcome. No registration required. This is a two day program so you must come to both sessions!

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

Additional Dates


Feb
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 Roald Dahl's "BFG" at this session of Amazing Readers. Participation will count toward the Read Down Your Fines program.


Mar
3
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Find the Feeling Story Hour

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Reading books with your child is very important! Join us for a fun and free story hour with Safe Space's Seen & Heard Program. Families will have the opportunity to hear and share stories while enjoying time together. Selected stories will highlight common feelings and give children the opportunity to express and better understand their emotions. This program is for children who are 5 and younger. Children must be accompanied by an adult.