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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
2
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Saturday Science Lab

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Discover our wild and amazing world under the guidance of the Children's Library Discovery Center's acclaimed Discovery Team! Children in grades 1-6 will execute awesome experiments, learn something new and enjoy educational fun at this wonderful weekly lab.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
4
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Toddler Time

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.

Children ages 18-35 months and their caregivers meet for weekly storytimes with a children's librarian and enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, learning activities and plenty of fun! Preregistration is required.


Aug
4
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Bilingual Storytime (in English and Bengali)

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers meet for weekly story times with a children's librarian and enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, learning activities and plenty of fun. Tickets will be distributed at 11:30AM on a first-come, first-served basis.


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Aug
5
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Craft Time

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Make a big splash at the library with a fun craft to take home in this weekly program for children ages 4-12. First come, first served.

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

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Aug
5
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Board Game Mania

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 7-12 play classic board games like Monopoly and Checkers.


Aug
6
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Summer Film Fest

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Cool off with a different movie each week! Films are appropriate for ages 4-12 and children must be accompanied by a parent or other adult caregiver. Tickets will be distributed at the door 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


Aug
7
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Jason and His Portable Menagerie

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Touch, observe, learn! You won't want to miss our friend Jason and his amazing collection of critters, in a program made possible by funding from National Grid.


Aug
7
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Typing Skills

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 6-12 will learn about home keys and how to type accurately and faster using the Mavis Beacon program for typing.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
8
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Gear Up for the ELA Exam: Grade 3

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

This 6-session program on skills required for the New York State English Language Arts Test is for children entering grade 3 this September.
Preregister June 12 at 4:00PM at the Children's Library Discovery Center. Participants should plan to attend all six sessions and bring a copy of their most recent report card.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
8
11:30AM

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12:30PM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Infants ages 6-17 months and their caregivers enjoy songs, rhymes and stories with a librarian.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
8
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Gear Up for the ELA Test: Grade 4

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

This 6-session program on skills required for the New York State English Language Arts Test is for children entering grade 4 this September.
Preregister June 12 at 4:00PM at the Children's Library Discovery Center. Participants should attend all six sessions and bring a copy of their most recent report card.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
8
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Fun Friday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-12 can enjoy board games, cards, puzzles, crafts and other activities.

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

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Aug
9
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Wii Gaming

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Get fit with Wii tennis, bowling and boxing for ages 4-12!

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

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Aug
13
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Bento Box

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

Bento boxes for carrying lunch can be simple or quite elaborate, with contests held for the most beautiful. Teens will assemble and decorate their own bento boxes to take home.


Aug
13
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Alienware Computer Lab

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Alienware laptop computers have amazing gaming graphics. Children ages 7-12 are invited to sample them at this open lab. Space is limited; first come, first served.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
15
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Introduction to Microsoft Word

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 7-12 will learn the basic functions of Microsoft Word: cut, copy and paste. Space is limited; first come, first served.


Aug
19
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Introduction to Windows Movie Maker

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 7-12 will learn how to create home movies and slide shows on the computer using the Windows Movie Maker program.