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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.

Oct
1
3:00PM

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6:00PM

Homework Zone

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

*Children up to age 12 can get homework help with a teen tutor. Mondays through Fridays 3:00pm-6:00pm. Hours may vary.*

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

Additional Dates


Oct
2
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Learning Center

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

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

Central LibraryThu, Oct 9, 201410:30AM - 11:30AM
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
2
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Tech Thursdays

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 7-12 will learn different computer skills on Thursday afternoons, including typing, MS Word, PowerPoint and more.

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

Additional Dates


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Oct
4
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.

Additional Dates


Oct
8
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 October 8, 2014
Availability: 8 openings

Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers meet with a Children's Librarian and enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, activities and fun. Preregistration is 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
8
10:30AM

--to--

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 October 8, 2014
Availability: 8 openings

Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers meet with a Children's Librarian and enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, activities and fun. Preregistration is 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
10
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Meet Children's Book Author Rick Riordan

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join this live-streaming event for young people ages 8-12, featuring a talk with Rick Riordan, author of the "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" series. The discussion will take place at the main branch of New York Public Library and will be streamed live to participating library locations all over the city.


Oct
10
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Meet Children's Book Author Rick Riordan

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join this live-streaming event for young people ages 8-12, featuring a talk with Rick Riordan, author of the "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" series. The discussion will take place at the main branch of New York Public Library and will be streamed live to participating library locations all over the city.


Oct
10
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Meet Children's Book Author Rick Riordan

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join this live-streaming event for young people ages 8-12, featuring a talk with Rick Riordan, author of the "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" series. The discussion will take place at the main branch of New York Public Library and will be streamed live to participating library locations all over the city.


Oct
10
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Meet Children's Book Author Rick Riordan

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join this live-streaming event for young people ages 8-12, featuring a talk with Rick Riordan, author of the "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" series. The discussion will take place at the main branch of New York Public Library and will be streamed live to participating library locations all over the city.


Oct
10
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Meet Children's Book Author Rick Riordan

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join this live-streaming event for young people ages 8-12, featuring a talk with Rick Riordan, author of the "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" series. The discussion will take place at the main branch of New York Public Library and will be streamed live to participating library locations all over the city.


Oct
10
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Meet Children's Book Author Rick Riordan

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join this live-streaming event for young people ages 8-12, featuring a talk with Rick Riordan, author of the "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" series. The discussion will take place at the main branch of New York Public Library and will be streamed live to participating library locations all over the city.


Oct
10
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Meet Children's Book Author Rick Riordan

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join this live-streaming event for young people ages 8-12, featuring a talk with Rick Riordan, author of the "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" series. The discussion will take place at the main branch of New York Public Library and will be streamed live to participating library locations all over the city.


Oct
10
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Meet Children's Book Author Rick Riordan

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join this live-streaming event for young people ages 8-12, featuring a talk with Rick Riordan, author of the "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" series. The discussion will take place at the main branch of New York Public Library and will be streamed live to participating library locations all over the city.


Oct
10
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Meet Children's Book Author Rick Riordan

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join this live-streaming event for young people ages 8-12, featuring a talk with Rick Riordan, author of the "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" series. The discussion will take place at the main branch of New York Public Library and will be streamed live to participating library locations all over the city.


Oct
10
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Meet Children's Book Author Rick Riordan

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join this live-streaming event for young people ages 8-12, featuring a talk with Rick Riordan, author of the "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" series. The discussion will take place at the main branch of New York Public Library and will be streamed live to participating library locations all over the city.


Oct
10
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Meet Children's Book Author Rick Riordan

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join this live-streaming event for young people ages 8-12, featuring a talk with Rick Riordan, author of the "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" series. The discussion will take place at the main branch of New York Public Library and will be streamed live to participating library locations all over the city.


Oct
10
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Meet Children's Book Author Rick Riordan

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join this live-streaming event for young people ages 8-12, featuring a talk with Rick Riordan, author of the "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" series. The discussion will take place at the main branch of New York Public Library and will be streamed live to participating library locations all over the city.


Oct
17
5:00PM

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6:00PM

"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 6 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

The 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.

Additional Dates