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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.

Sep
30
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Mother Goose

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6 months to 2 years are welcome to join us along with their caregiver. Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, and more! No registration required, but space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
30
3:00PM

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6:00PM

Homework Help at the CLDC

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

There will be FREE Homework help for children ages 5-12.
Located on the 2nd floor of the Children's Library Discovery Center.
First come, first served.
Monday - Friday 3-6 PM


Sep
30
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 Kate DiCamillo's "Because of Winn-Dixie" at this session of Amazing Readers. Participation will count toward the Read Down Your Fines program


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Oct
1
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Super Stop-Motion!

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 7-12 are invited to join filmmakers, stop-motion enthusiasts, and squirrel appreciators Jennifer and Kristen in a one-hour, super stop-motion workshop! Learn how the pros make stop-motion films like The Boxtrolls - and then, make your own! Groups will work with objects and stop-motion software to create a short film that they can share with their family and friends! There will be two sessions. No registration required. First come first served.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
3
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Halloween Poetry Performance

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Learn and perform your favorite Halloween Poems - or even write your own! Each week we will practice a new poem and on Halloween we will perform them at the Halloween Craft Festival. Featuring poems of Jack Prelutsky, Douglas Florian, Edgar Allen Poe and others!

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

Additional Dates


Oct
4
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Kickoff to Kindergarten

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. This eight-week workshop focuses on training parents/ caregivers to help their children acquire the language and literacy skills they need before entering kindergarten. In person registration will be required.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
4
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Teen Crafternoons

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Teens! Join us Tuesdays in the Fall for crafts of all kinds. All supplies are provided. Space is limited. For those in grades 7-12 only.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
4
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Halloween Movie Time

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Please join us to watch a kid's Halloween movie together.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
6
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Library Jeopardy

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Test your knowledge by answering jeopardy trivia questions in this friendly competition that can get quite exciting!

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

Additional Dates


Oct
7
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Fun Friday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

*Join us on Fridays for something different each week. Games, crafts, movies, or...who knows? Program is open for children ages 6-12. Although space is limited, there is no registration required.*

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

Additional Dates


Oct
19
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 welcome to join us for the Fall session of Timeless Tales! Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, and more. Space is limited so don't miss out. Registration begins October 5th.*

Central LibraryWed, Oct 26, 201610:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Nov 2, 201610:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Nov 9, 201610:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Nov 16, 201610:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Nov 23, 201610:30AM - 11:30AM

Oct
28
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 "I am Malala," written by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb at this session of Amazing Readers. Participation will count toward the Read Down Your Fines program.