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.




Claim Your Lost Money

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Find out if New York State owes you money! Representatives from the Comptroller's Office will conduct a presentation and assist you in finding out if you have unclaimed funds.




Microsoft Excel for Beginners

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 19 openings

Adults learn the basics of Microsoft Excel. Preregistration is required.




Pedestrian Safety for Seniors

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Eric Miu, Community Coordinator for the New York City Department of Transportation's Office of Safety Education, will offer tips for seniors on how to stay safe while crossing New York City streets and discuss Mayor de Blasio's new traffic safety initiative, Vision Zero. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.