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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.

Nov
25
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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Nov
25
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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Nov
29
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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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Nov
30
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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Dec
1
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!

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

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Dec
7
3:00PM

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4:00PM

A Classical Concert for Children

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Children will enjoy a variety of classical melodies for the woodwind and the keyboard.
This program is free. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

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

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Dec
22
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Balloon Twisting Workshop with Nick the Balloonatic

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

Want to know how to twist balloons and create basic animal characters? Children 8 to 12 become the balloon twister with step-by-step instruction from Nick the Balloonatic. Nick will include a brief history of the balloon. This fun-filled event is free! Pre-registration is required.