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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.

Sep
16
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Design Your Own Lace Bracelet

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

Phyllis Ger shows how to give an ordinary cuff bracelet a chic designer look using vintage lace accented with crystals. Materials will be provided. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.


Sep
16
5:00PM

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7:00PM

Pathway to U.S Citizenship: Becoming a U.S. Citizen and Building Your Civic Knowledge

Location: Rego Park
Registration: Not required

Sessions are in English and include a workshop and basic civics education. 9/9: Are you ready to be a U.S. citizen?/Introduction to American history; 9/16: Required documents and more/Introduction to American government and politics; 9/23: Common barriers to naturalization/American culture and geography; 9/30: Naturalization interview and beyond/Review of 100 questions.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
14
2:30PM

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5:00PM

Painting on Glass

Location: Rego Park
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 openings

Artist Cristina Cipriani teaches the art of painting on glass and guides participants in making their own colorful suncatcher. Materials will be provided for 24 participants. Space is limited; preregistration is required.