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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.

Oct
22
11:30AM

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12:00PM

Picture Book Time

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5 and under and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs and a simple craft.


Oct
23
11:30AM

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12:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 18-36 months and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs and play time.


Oct
24
1:15PM

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1:45PM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Infants and toddlers and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs, rhymes and playtime.


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Nov
5
11:30AM

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12:00PM

Picture Book Time

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5 and under and their caregivers are invited to join us for songs, stories and a simple craft.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
6
11:30AM

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12:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Toddlers and their caregivers are invited to join us for play time, stories and songs.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
7
1:15PM

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1:45PM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Infants and toddlers and their caregivers join us for rhymes, songs and stories.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
18
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Kids Can Cook, Too!

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

Join food educator and local Astoria resident Stacey Ornstein as we chop, grate, blend and roll our way through a delicious seasonal dish. Together we will explore the joys of cooking, develop cooking skills and understand new ingredients and world cultures through food.


Nov
24
6:00PM

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6:30PM

Pajama Storytime

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Children age 5 and under and their caregivers are invited to join us for a bedtime-themed storytime and a sheep-counting craft.


Nov
28
3:30PM

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4:00PM

Ornament Craft

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Help us make some beautiful ornaments to decorate our tree and to take home for your own.