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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.

Jul
6
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Summer Meals 2015

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

The Summer Meals Program provides children nutritious meals when school is not in session. Queens Library will offer summer meals from June 29th to September 4th from 1 - 2 PM at select community libraries.

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

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Jul
7
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Discovery Team Tuesdays

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Meet with our Discovery Team and learn something new about science at this program, open to children of all ages.

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

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Jul
8
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Summer Filmfest

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children up to age 12 and their families will all have fun at our Family Filmfest, Wednesday mornings this summer.

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

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Jul
8
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Library Jeopardy

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Library Jeopardy is a fun trivia game about the library for children ages 7-12. Join us and see how many questions you get right!

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

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Jul
9
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Family Place Playtime

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 9, 2015
Availability: 29 openings

Children age 3 and under, with their caregivers, have fun, play games and learn. Preregistration is required.

Central LibraryThu, Jul 16, 201510:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryThu, Jul 23, 201510:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryThu, Jul 30, 201510:30AM - 11:30AM

Jul
9
1:45PM

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2:45PM

Vinny Voltage, Queens's Very Own Mr. Wizard

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Vinny Voltage launches our Super Summer Science series. He's a science hero who always has an "electrifying" show!


Jul
9
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Science Thursdays

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children age 12 and under will learn something new about the amazing world of science through hands-on activities at this weekly summer science program.

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

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Jul
9
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Read and Seed

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5-12 are invited for a science activity and an accompanying story.

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

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Jul
10
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Gear Up for the ELA Test: Grade 4

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children entering grade 4 in September can get a head start on fourth grade reading skills at this 6-session program, presented by Nikki Chamblee, a New York City educator certified in general education, special education and ESL.

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

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Jul
10
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Fun Fridays

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Boys and girls ages 6-12 are welcome to join us for something different every week: arts and crafts, games, movies, or...who knows? You'll have to stop in to find out!

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

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Jul
13
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Craft Time

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-12 make something different each week. It's creative and it's fun!

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

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Jul
15
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 15, 2015
Availability: 19 openings

Children ages 3-5 and their caregiver are welcome to join us for fun stories, songs, fingerplays, and all types of fun. A great way to keep cool this summer! Preregistration will be required.

Central LibraryWed, Jul 22, 201510:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Jul 29, 201510:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Aug 5, 201510:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Aug 12, 201510:30AM - 11:30AM

Jul
16
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Magic Show: Every Hero Has a Story

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Hear magical stories about some extra special heroes from magician Bob Conrad!


Jul
31
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 Louis Sachar's "Holes" at this session of Amazing Readers. Participation will count toward the Read Down Your Fines program.


Aug
28
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 "Middle School: Get Me out of Here" by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts. Participation will count toward the Read Down Your Fines program.