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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
23
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. Hours may vary.

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

Additional Dates


May
26
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
27
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 meet for weekly story times with a children's librarian. Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, learning and lots of fun! Preregistration is required.

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

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May
27
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!


May
27
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*


May
28
11:00AM

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12:00PM

The Playtime Place

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

Central LibraryThu, Jun 11, 201510:00AM - 11:00AM
Central LibraryThu, Jun 18, 201510:00AM - 11:00AM

May
28
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.

Additional Dates


May
28
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.


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.


Jun
1
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Time

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

Jun
1
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.


Jun
5
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Fun Friday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Boys and girls ages 6-12 are welcome to join us for something different every week: arts and crafts, games, movies, or...who knows? You'll have to stop in to find out!

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

Additional Dates


Jun
26
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Amazing Readers Kids' Book Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8-12 will discuss Jeff Kinney’s "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul" at this session of Amazing Readers. Participation will count toward the Read Down Your Fines program.