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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.

Jul
22
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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Jul
22
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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Jul
24
4:30PM

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5:15PM

Arts & Crafts

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 5-12 are invited to come create fun crafts with us!

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Jul
25
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Play Time

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Kids can drop in for open play and crafts. Come join this great opportunity for socialization and early literacy development. Ages 2-5.

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Jul
25
3:30PM

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4:00PM

Draw the Story

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Kids can come draw and discuss the latest books they've read in a fun and engaging way. For ages 6-12.

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Jul
25
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Project Runway

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

Tweens are invited to come create and design awesome fashion. Ages 9-12, registration required, contact children's librarian.


Jul
26
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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Jul
27
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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Jul
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Music and Sound: Google CS First

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Learn how to create your own digital music and sounds! Use the computer to design your own music and create instruments and music videos. No previous computer experience necessary. Age 8+. Registration required, contact children's librarian.

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Jul
28
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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Jul
28
2:00PM

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2:15PM

Game Hour

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Come hang out with us and play fun and educational games. Age 5+.

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Jul
31
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Harry Potter Birthday Party!

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Children of all ages are invited to celebrate Harry Potter's Birthday with fun crafts, games, and more!


Aug
21
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Magic Show with Speedo The Clown and Company

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

This fun-filled event for children will feature balloon-twisting and magic!


Aug
28
6:00PM

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6:45PM

Sleepover Storytime

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Kids can wear their pajamas and bring their stuffed animals to join us for a special evening storytime. Their dolls can even sleep over at the library! For ages 0-5.