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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.

Jul
25
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Craft

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us on Mondays throughout the summer for arts & crafts. Each week we will do something new. Stop by and get those creative minds in the game! Open to children ages 5-12. Space is limited.

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

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Jul
26
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Anime and Comics Summer Bash!

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.

8 to 12 year-olds are invited to join us for six weeks of fun and enrichment as we put together amazing crafts --comic book magnets, superhero bookmarks, decoupage boxes and more-- and explore new and old favorite comics and anime shows!

Registration begins June 28.

Central LibraryTue, Aug 2, 20163:30PM - 5:00PM
Central LibraryTue, Aug 9, 20163:30PM - 5:00PM
Central LibraryTue, Aug 16, 20163:30PM - 5:00PM

Jul
27
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Summer Film Fest

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Starting in July, come and see a family movie. Open to children 12 and under along with their families. It'll be reel fun! Space is limited.

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

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Jul
27
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Timeless Tales - Session 2

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 29 openings

Get in the game this summer with Timeless Tales. Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are invited for stories, sing-alongs, finger plays, and more! Register online. Space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
27
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Super Science

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

This summer, join us for some science. It's Super Science! It's going to be a hot summer so children ages 12 and under are invited to cool off with an exciting science activity throughout the summer. No registration required, but space is limited!

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

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Jul
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Library Jeopardy

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Are you ready to prove yourself as a smartypants? Have fun testing your knowledge if you are 8-12 years old at Library Jeopardy, a trivia quiz on different topics such as science, history, literature etc.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
28
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.

Get in the game this summer with Timeless Tales. Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are invited for stories, sing-alongs, fingerplays, and more! Online registration begins June 24th. Space is limited.

Central LibraryThu, Aug 4, 201610:30AM - 11:30AM

Jul
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 Sid Fleischman’s "The Whipping Boy" at this session of Amazing Readers. Participation will count toward the Read Down Your Fines program.


Aug
4
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Lanyard Creations

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Come join the Teen Space for a fun Summer Reading program about designing and styling color lanyards. You will learn about fun new ways to weave the lanyard to form key chains and bracelets and be able to use and share your new creations right away!


Aug
5
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Fun Friday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us to have fun with board games, puzzles, crafts, movies and more.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
11
1:00PM

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2:45PM

Emoji Plush Pillows

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 11 openings

Come join the Teen Space for a fun Summer Reading program where you will learn how to make your very own mini version of an Emoji Plush Pillow, just like the emojis in your cell phone! Grab your BFF and come to the program with your favorite emoji in mind ready to create!


Aug
25
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Spa-tacular Thursday

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

Come join the Teen Space for a fun Summer Reading program full of Spa fun! Come learn how to make homemade face scrubs and facial cleansers using everyday kitchen fruits and veggies! Also be ready for some Smart Snacks, that are just are healthy as they are tasty. Then stay for the cool mani and mocktails and get a free Spa-tacular Pack to take home!


Aug
26
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 Scott O'Dell's "Island of the Blue Dolphins" at this session of Amazing Readers. Participation will count toward the Read Down Your Fines program.