Recall Yesterday... Explore Today... Imagine Tomorrow...
DiscoveryWorks provides a place where people of all ages can explore a variety of multi-sensory experiences to enlighten and enhance their lives.
Hands-on displays focus attention on the objects, experience, or materials, engaging all the senses. This enables the visitor to discover why things happen by making them happen. DiscoveryWorks is divided into two separate areas. One offers activities designed for infants and up to age 7, while our Tweens area offers more challenging displays for those age 8 and older.
Demonstrations, classes and seminars provide opportunities for all ages individually, as a family, or as a class to explore specific topics of the arts and sciences.
DiscoveryWorks cannot accomodate large groups during regularly scheduled public hours. A group with 6 or more children must make a reservation for a visit by calling 440.933.7848. Children in groups must wear nametags. There must be at least one adult supervisor for every 5 children.
Activity Bags and Kits
Bags and Kits circulate for 21 days. Thirty activity bags geared toward children in K-Grade 2, and 8 backpack kits for Grade 3 and up are available to take home. Click here for a list and description of all kits and backpacks.
Through a grant from the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Chicago division, DiscoveryWorks was able to purchase eleven science kits for general circulation. These kits cover a wide range of topics and ages levels. Children can learn about robotics, current and static electricity, electronics, alternate energy sources and much more. Click here to view details of each kit, and circulation information.
Rainwise Weather Station
Installed in September 2008, our Rainwise III weather station is now uploading real-time weather information to the Internet site www.weatherunderground.com. Our local weather information can be accessed directly via the sticker on the Library’s home page, or from any computer by going to the Weather Underground website, typing in 44012 in the search box, and clicking on GO.
DiscoveryWorks has a professional staff of certified educators with decades of experience in both formal and informal learning situations.
Early Learners (through age 7)
Explore and discover areas with hands-on materials for children and adults. Magnets, music and mirrors are just a few of the explorations.
Tweens (8 and older)
Hands-on activities located behind the fence aimed at Tweens. Reading instructions and special care in handling materials in this area requires that an adult must closely supervise children ages 5 - 7. Children under 5 are not permitted in this area.
Tree House Club
For Children ages 8 - 11. Each session is something different...crafts, games, surprises, activities, FUN! Tree House Club meets in the DiscoveryWorks loft. Space is limited. Registration is required. Check our programs for times and dates.
Jr. Tree House Club
Just like Tree House Club but geared for ages 6 and 7.
Groups of students come for hands-on experiences on one of a dozen or more educational topics.
Programs are available, on a limited basis, to school, preschool and home school groups weekdays 9:00 am to 10:15 am and 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm.
Interested groups can call DiscoveryWorks at 440.933.7848 for more information.
Around the World
Various countries and cultures in our "Around the World" display.
We exhibit items, such as, clothing, crafts, jewelry and pictures, indicative of that country or culture.
If you have a country or cultural collection you would like to share with the community in DiscoveryWorks, please visit the department or call 440.933.8128 x 232.
Discovery Works Hours
|Monday - Thursday||10:30 am||-||12:30 pm|
|2:30 pm||-||5:00 pm|
|Friday||10:30 am||-||12:30 pm|
|2:30 pm||-||4:30 pm|
|Monday & Tuesday||6:00 pm||-||8:30 pm|