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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
4
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Resume Writing and Job Seeking for Young Adults

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Come design a one of a kind resume to highlight all your amazing experience, talents, and skills. We also offer job-seeking support to young adults who complete resumes with us. Have a question about the program? Call (718) 990-0700 ext. 557.

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

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May
4
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Book Buddies

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Looking to sharpen up your reading skills? Come join us for Book Buddies. Read together, learn together, and have fun! No registration is required. Children age 12 and under

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

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May
6
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Things That Go!

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children will learn about transportation, neighborhoods and the city.
Children's Library Discovery Center at Queens Central Library. May 6, 13, 20 and 27th.
10:30 AM. 3-5 years old. Space is limited.

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

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May
7
1:30PM

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2:30PM

ProjectArt

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-12 will be introduced to art and have an opportunity create their own work. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.


May
7
1:30PM

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3:00PM

Fabulous Family Science with the Discovery Team

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Join the Discovery Team for super-science explorations! Kids and their favorite adults discover together with hands-on activities.

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

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May
9
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Timeless Tales

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are invited for stories, sing-alongs, fingerplays, and more! Online registration begins April 4. Space is limited.

Central LibraryMon, May 16, 201610:30AM - 11:30AM

May
10
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Teen Games ... and Snacks

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to join their friends on Tuesday afternoons for light snacks and classic board games in our Teen Space Programming Room. Snacks are available first come, first served.

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

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May
12
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Expressive Art

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Come and express yourself artistically!

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

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Jun
1
10:30AM

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11:30AM

I Am an Artist!

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-5 show off their creativity and expressive art at the Children's Library Discovery Center. Space is limited.

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

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Jun
3
4:00PM

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5:15PM

Bricks4Kidz: Land, Air & Sea

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Come join the Children's Library Discovery Center for S.T.E.M. building skills with Bricks4Kidz. We will learn, build and play. Multipurpose Room. Space is limited. Ages 8-12

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

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