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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
7
3:00PM

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6:00PM

Homework Zone

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

*Children up to age 12 can get homework help with a teen tutor. Mondays through Fridays 3:00pm-6:00pm. Hours may vary.*

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

Additional Dates


May
7
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Girl Talk

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Calling all TEEN girls! Come out and discuss everyday issues affecting teens, such as bullying, relationships, goal-setting, and more. Learn new ways to overcome personal challenges.

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

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May
7
6:00PM

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7:15PM

Tech Thursday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

At this weekly series for children ages 7-12 we explore the basics of computer use, from typing skills to Microsoft Office.

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

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May
8
10:30AM

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11:45AM

All around Me

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Preschoolers ages 3-5 will create hanging sky mobiles, multi-color raindrops, super shiny flowers and watercolor butterflies.

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

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May
9
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Burnkit2600

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children age 12 and under are invited to a presentation by Burnkit2600, three young men who describe themselves as "experimental electronic gurus who blend elements of chip music, circuit bending, digital wizardry and old school analog gear to perform unique virtuosic blends of music with a live rock aesthetic."


May
9
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Mother's Day Craft: Beading

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Let's celebrate mom with wonderful, creative, unique jewelry made by you!


May
11
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Time

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. If you wish to register, check availability for program date May 11, 2015
Availability: 22 openings

Children ages 18-35 months and their caregivers meet weekly with a children's librarian for stories, songs, fingerplays, learning activities and lots of fun. Preregistration is required.

Central LibraryMon, May 18, 201510:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryMon, Jun 1, 201510:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryMon, Jun 8, 201510:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryMon, Jun 15, 201510:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryMon, Jun 22, 201510:30AM - 11:30AM

May
11
4:30PM

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5:45PM

Under the Sea

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Let's discover the fascinating undersea world and its vibrant colors and amazing creatures! With the help of a portable aquarium, preschoolers ages 3-5 will see glittering fish, dancing jellyfish and colorful turtles. Space is limited; first come, first served.

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

Additional Dates


May
12
4:00PM

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5:15PM

Teen Games . . . and Snacks!

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join your friends for light snacks and classic board games in our Teen Space Programming Room, for teens in grades 7-12. Snacks are first come, first served.

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

Additional Dates


May
13
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen Talk

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Teens ages 14-19 discuss current events, race relations, bullying, relationships and more. Come and have your say!

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

Additional Dates


May
13
4:30PM

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5:45PM

Zumba for Kids

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Zumba is dance. Zumba is exercise. Zumba is fitness fun for preschoolers ages 3-5! Space is limited; first come, first served. *In Multipurpose Room*

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

Additional Dates


May
14
11:00AM

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12:00PM

The Playtime Place

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. If you wish to register, check availability for program date May 14, 2015
Availability: 16 openings

Children up to age 3 and their caregivers have fun, play games and learn! Preregistration is required.

Central LibraryThu, May 21, 201511:00AM - 12:00PM
Central LibraryThu, May 28, 201511:00AM - 12:00PM
Central LibraryThu, Jun 11, 201510:00AM - 11:00AM
Central LibraryThu, Jun 18, 201510:00AM - 11:00AM

May
20
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Timeless Tales

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. If you wish to register, check availability for program date May 20, 2015
Availability: 22 openings

Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers meet for weekly story times with a children's librarian. Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, learning and lots of fun! Preregistration is required.

Central LibraryWed, May 27, 201510:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Jun 3, 201510:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Jun 10, 201510:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Jun 17, 201510:30AM - 11:30AM

May
22
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Memorial Day Craft

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

At this workshop for children ages 6-12, we will make a Memorial Day craft to honor the men and women of our armed forces.


May
29
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Amazing Readers Kids' Book Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8-12 will discuss "The Hundred Dresses" by Eleanor Estes. Participation will count toward the Read Down Your Fines program.