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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.

May
30
3:00PM

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6:00PM

STACKS After School Program

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

STACKS is a free, afterschool program for children ages 6-14. STACKS provides homework assistance followed by fun, educational activities.

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May
30
3:30PM

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4:00PM

Lanyard Club

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Teens and tweens make a lanyard keychain or bracelet.

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

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May
31
11:30AM

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12:30PM

Picture Book Time

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays and a simple arts and crafts activity.

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Jun
1
1:15PM

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2:15PM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays and free play with educational toys!

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

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Jun
2
11:30AM

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12:30PM

Toddler Time

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Join us for storytime fun! Stories, songs, finger plays and free-play with educational toys!

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

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Jun
3
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Saturday Kids Craft

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Join our Saturday creations in arts and crafts in the Children's Room.

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

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Jun
6
3:30PM

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4:30PM

A Reptile "Edventure" with Erik Callender

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

This fun-filled educational experience gives children age 6 and up a unique opportunity to see and learn about reptiles, amphibians and even some large insects from around the world.


Jun
7
4:00PM

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5:00PM

STACKS Presents: Lights, Color... Action!

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Come join the STACKS students and have fun in this Mad Science workshop! Catch some cool colors. Make a rainbow out of white light. Split your name with ink and reveal numbers with color filters. Color the world using the Technicolor Blender and friction. Feel how hot and cold can change at a touch. Apply your red-hot knowledge to your Heat Sheet.


Jun
21
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Kids Can Cook Too!

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Come join the STACKS students and learn how to make something you don't see everyday. Many people – children and adults -- today claim they are“allergic to salad”– a convenient and understandable excuse in this era of industrialized food and pre-packaged,uninspiring food choices. Our work combats this widespread “allergy,” while increasing skills, technique, and familiarity with healthy foods. Through hands-on, activity-filled classes we create a platform for a lifetime of adventurous eating.


Jul
7
11:30AM

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12:30PM

Fun-tastic Family Sing Along

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Come join Carlos & Co. for their Fun-tastic Family Sing Along. You'll sing, dance, watch story videos and even learn a little Spanish. Playing original and well known songs on guitar and percussion, Carlos and Co delivers a delightful musical experience that will also enhance your child's literacy skills.Please register at the Library