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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
12
4:30PM

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10:30PM

Knitting 101

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.

Learn the basics in this series of classes: how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off. All supplies are provided. Space is limited. Preregistration is required online.

Central LibraryFri, Feb 19, 20164:30PM - 10:30PM
Central LibraryFri, Mar 4, 20164:30PM - 10:30PM
Central LibraryFri, Mar 11, 20164:30PM - 10:30PM
Central LibraryFri, Mar 18, 20164:30PM - 10:30PM

Feb
12
5:00PM

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6:30PM

Beginning Guitar

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.

Tad Schaefer, who holds a master's degree in jazz performance from Queens College, teaches this 9-week course. Space is limited. Preregistration is required and will reserve your spot for the entire series. Preregister online at queenslibrary.org/events or call 718-990-0728. Bring your guitar and let's make some music!

Central LibraryFri, Feb 19, 20165:00PM - 6:30PM
Central LibraryFri, Feb 26, 20165:00PM - 6:30PM
Central LibraryFri, Mar 4, 20165:00PM - 6:30PM
Central LibraryFri, Mar 11, 20165:00PM - 6:30PM
Central LibraryFri, Mar 18, 20165:00PM - 6:30PM