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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.

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.


Feb
25
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!


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

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Feb
27
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 sing 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


Mar
1
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 March 1, 2017
Availability: 23 openings

*Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun! Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are welcome. Space is limited and registration begins February 15th! Don't miss out.*

Central LibraryWed, Mar 8, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Mar 15, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Mar 22, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Mar 29, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM

Mar
3
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Mother Goose

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6 months to 2 years and their parent/caregiver are invited to join us for simple picture books, nursery rhyme fingerplays, and play time. No registration required!

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

Additional Dates


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.


Mar
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.


Mar
9
6:00PM

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7:15PM

Telling Time Bingo

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 7-12 will practice telling time on an analog (non-digital) clock with a fun game of bingo.


Mar
14
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Typing Skills

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Discover home keys and practice speed typing. Ages 7-12.


Apr
20
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Toddler Learning Center

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

In this five-week class children will learn and play with their caregivers. Ages 1-3 years. In person registration begins April 6th. Preregistration is required, beginning on Monday, February 13, 2017.

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

Additional Dates