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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
18
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Typing Skills

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Discover home keys and learn how to type faster and more accurately using the Mavis Beacon typing method at this program for children ages 7-12. Space is limited. First come, first served.


Sep
19
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Make Your Own Robotic Art Maker

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Kathy Ceceri, author of "Robotics: Discover the Science and Technology of the Future," shows kids ages 7-12 how to make a robotic art maker, or Artbot, at this super fun Friday event. Space is limited. This program made possible by funds from National Grid.


Sep
20
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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Sep
22
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Maker Mondays

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

We provide materials and a weekly challenge. You do the creating! For ages 5-12

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

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Sep
25
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Intermediate PowerPoint

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Learn cool tips and tricks to make your PowerPoint presentations stand out in this workshop for children ages 7-12. Space is limited. First come, first served.


Sep
26
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Fun Fridays

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Drop in for board games, puzzles, a craft or another fun activity.


Sep
27
4:30PM

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6:30PM

An Hour of Coding

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 7-12 will use drag-and-drop programming to learn basic concepts of computer science, including repeat-loops, conditionals, algorithms, functions and variables.


Oct
8
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 meet with a Children's Librarian and enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, activities and fun. Preregistration required.

Central LibraryWed, Oct 15, 201410:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Oct 22, 201410:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Oct 29, 201410:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Nov 5, 201410:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Nov 12, 201410:30AM - 11:30AM

Oct
9
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Learning Center

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 age 18-35 months interact and play while their caregivers listen to a presenter talk about child development. Preregistration required.

Central LibraryThu, Oct 16, 201410:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryThu, Oct 23, 201410:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryThu, Oct 30, 201410:30AM - 11:30AM

Oct
20
4:00PM

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5:00PM

"Find the Feeling" Story Hour

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Reading books with children helps them grow up smart! During this story hour with Safe Space's Seen and Heard program, children age 5 and under and their parents or caregivers enjoy stories that highlight common feelings and encourage children to express and understand their emotions.


Nov
13
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Diversity of Muslim Art with Children's Museum of Manhattan

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children will engage in an in-depth exploration of the shapes, patterns, materials and environments found in a striking selection of mosques from around the world and will create their own projects inspired by design and structural elements found in Muslim architecture.

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

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