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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.

Aug
4
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Catapult Lab 2015: For Teens

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Teens couldn’t get enough of Catapult Lab last summer, and now it is back! Participants will make all new mini-launchers from common office supplies and test them out with mini-marshmallows. This program is only for teens in grades 7-12. Space is limited!

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Aug
4
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Teen Mentoring

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Using a variety of academic and social resources and experiences, we'll help you figure out how to realize your potential. Some of our topics include building leadership skills, college readiness, developing creativity and finding hobbies that fit your needs.

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Aug
4
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Hair Care

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Participants will learn healthier ways of caring for their hair and scalp in this two-part workshop with certified beautician Judaea Evans.

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Aug
4
7:00PM

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8:30PM

Small Business Workshop

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 46 openings

Turn a business idea into a business plan by learning how to create a demand for a product or service, set goals and objectives, budget and schedule, identify resources and networks, and get ready to open a business’s "doors." To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR130

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

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