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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
26
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Geek Crafts for Teens

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us for geeky crafts and pop culture fun! For teens in grades 7-12 only. All materials provided. Space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
28
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Teen Tech Studio

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Use technology to create art, games and other cool stuff. Each week, teens will experiment with a free computer tool or do a hands-on tech project. Come discover new ways to express yourself!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
30
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Grupo "Libro Abierto" (Open Book): A project by Aurora De Armendi with Other Artists

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Develop an appreciation for the creation of “the book” through a series of workshops: July 9, Fold & Paste: a Bookbinding Workshop; July 16, Pop-Up Books; July 23, Drawing Comics Workshop; July 30, Creating Paper Pamphlets. Space is limited.


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Aug
4
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Lanyard Creations

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Come join the Teen Space for a fun Summer Reading program about designing and styling color lanyards. You will learn about fun new ways to weave the lanyard to form key chains and bracelets and be able to use and share your new creations right away!


Aug
8
10:00AM

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2:00PM

Practice SAT with Princeton Review

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Find out how you will score on a full- length practice test. You'll receive a personalized score report pinpointing your strengths and weaknesses. Registration with Princeton review is required. Go to PrincetonReview.com or call 646-362-0628.


Aug
11
1:00PM

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2:45PM

Emoji Plush Pillows

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 11 openings

Come join the Teen Space for a fun Summer Reading program where you will learn how to make your very own mini version of an Emoji Plush Pillow, just like the emojis in your cell phone! Grab your BFF and come to the program with your favorite emoji in mind ready to create!


Aug
16
3:00PM

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6:00PM

Practice SHSAT with Princeton Review

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Find out how you would score on a full-length practice test. You'll receive a personalized score report pinpointing your strength and weaknesses. Registration with Princeton Review is required. You can register at PrincetonReview.com or by calling 646-362-0628.


Aug
25
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Spa-tacular Thursday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Come join the Teen Space for a fun Summer Reading program full of Spa fun! Come learn how to make homemade face scrubs and facial cleansers using everyday kitchen fruits and veggies! Also be ready for some Smart Snacks, that are just are healthy as they are tasty. Then stay for the cool mani and mocktails and get a free Spa-tacular Pack to take home!


Aug
28
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Sunday Movie: The 5th Wave

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Based on the acclaimed 2013 young-adult sci-fi novel by Rick Yancey, The 5th Wave follows a 16-year-old survivor of a catastrophic alien invasion.