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.




ShapeUp NYC: Chair Yoga

Location: Rego Park
Registration: Not required

Instructor Melissa Siegel leads this beginner level chair-based class with a focus on getting more in touch with the body through breathing and body flexibility exercises. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and a smile! Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

Additional Dates




The Life and Art of Vincent van Gogh

Location: Rego Park
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 13 openings

Artist Rita Tabb will discuss the life and work of Vincent van Gogh, a post-Impressionist painter whose work, notable for its beauty, emotion and color, greatly influenced 20th-century art. Following the discussion, participants will create their own works of art with crayons and colored pencils, using photos of van Gogh's work as inspiration. Seating is limited. Preregistration is required.




What You Need to Know About Hepatitis—in Russian

Location: Rego Park
Registration: Not required

Please come and join us to know about the signs, symptoms, and causes of hepatitis. You will also learn which types of hepatitis are fatal. If you have any questions, Dr. Irina Belman will answer them.