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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.

Feb
22
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Crazy Art

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Come create your very own Crazy Art at the Children's Library Discovery Center!
Date: February 1, 8, 15 & 22nd.
Time: 11:00 AM
Ages: 3-5 years old


Feb
22
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Engineer a Solar Car

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Build a mini solar-powered race car to take home! Girls and boys ages 7-12 are invited to steer their way into this program. Space and supplies will be limited, but there is no registration required.


Feb
22
5:00PM

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6:30PM

STEAM Movie

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

During Engineering Week, join us for a different movie about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. This is a free and entertaining program for families.

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

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Feb
23
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Mother Goose

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Warm up this winter with our February Mother Goose program. Stories, songs, fingerplays, and more. This fun program for children 6 months to 2 years old along with a caregiver is free and doesn't require a registration. Don't miss it!

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

Additional Dates


Feb
23
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Construction Engineer

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

An exciting engineering program you will be hooked on! Build and test cranes to move materials from one place to another. Free program for children ages 7-12. No registration required, but space will be limited.


Feb
23
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Teen Code Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Learn to code at Queens Library! Our code club has no lectures: you’ll learn to make websites, animations, apps and games by actually making them, step by step. You’ll learn Scratch, HTML/CSS, JavaScript and Python at your own pace. You can prepare for a tech career and learn skills you can use in the real world right now to make whatever you can dream up.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
24
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Green is for....

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Please join the Children's Library Discovery Center for creative art projects.
Date: February 3, 10, 17 & 24th.
Time: 11:00 AM
Ages: 3-5 years old


Feb
24
11:00AM

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2:00PM

Family Engineering Festival

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us for building, constructing, testing, experimenting, and...best of all, it will be fun for all ages. Come for one, come for all!


Feb
24
12:30PM

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4:00PM

ProjectArt: Children's Library Discovery Center

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Would you like to learn how to create different art projects with a talented artist?
On the following dates we will have ProjectArt at the Children's Library Discovery Center:
January 27.
February 3, 10, 17, & 24th.
March 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31st.
April 7, 14, 21, & 28th.
May 5, 12, 19, & 26th.
June 2 & 9th.
Time: 12:30-1:30pm Ages: 4-7, 1:45-2:45pm Ages: 8-12 & 3:00-4:00pm Ages 8-12

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

Additional Dates


Feb
26
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.

Join us for winter Toddler Time. Children ages 18 months to 3 years can enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, and all around fun. Online registration will begin on January 8th. Don't miss out!


Feb
26
5:00PM

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6:30PM

SAT Tutoring

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.

SAT Tutoring at the Central Library Teen Space.

Central LibraryMon, Mar 5, 20185:00PM - 6:30PM

Feb
27
3:30PM

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6:30PM

Compass Explorer (Teen Radio Podcast Program)

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

The Teen Podcast Career Training program will help you get familiar with what it takes to hold a career in Broadcast Journalism, Audio Engineering, News Reporting, Radio Disc Jockeying and much more. Come be apart of the QL Teen Radio Podcast and learn how to produce your own podcast!

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

Additional Dates


Feb
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.

Cold outside? Warm up with some wonderful stories and fun times right here at the library. Boys and girls ages 3-5 and a caregiver can join us! Registration will begin on January 24th so don't miss out!

Central LibraryWed, Mar 7, 201810:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Mar 14, 201810:30AM - 11:30AM

Mar
2
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Funtastic Family Sing Along

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Come join our Funtastic Family Sing Along. You'll sing, dance, watch story videos, and even learn a little Spanish! Playing original and well known songs on guitar and percussion, Carlos & Co. delivers a delightful musical experience that is full of surprises. Children ages 3-5 are welcome and no registration is required!

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

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Mar
2
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Teen Graphic Novel and Anime Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Like manga? Enjoy graphic novels? Love anime? Then join us for our Anime and Graphic Novel Club! We'll watch new and old favorites, read amazing titles, and discuss what we liked and what we didn't.

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

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Mar
3
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Saturday Science Lab

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us on Saturdays at the Children's Library Discovery Center for Saturday Science Lab. This fun and educational program explores a different topic each week. Children and their families can learn and participate. This is a free program. Don't miss out!

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

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Mar
12
5:00PM

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6:30PM

College Information Session

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

College information session for teens and parents.