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  • Boy playing on a LiteBrite wall
  • Man and child playin g on the LiteBrite Wall

Michelle, Old Post Office | July 22, 2021

Exciting changes have been taking place in the Discovery Centre at the Old Post Office! If you are looking for a fun way to spend an afternoon, the Discovery Centre has many activities to explore.

You and your family can come up to the Discovery Centre and spend time here with crafts or building challenges, or check out books to learn about STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math).

Discover stories and games that focus on STEAM and literacy with Launchpads and Wonderbooks. Use them in the library or take your favourites home. Looking for books on a STEAM subject? Checkout our book bundles created by Discovery Centre staff or request a personalized Education Kit today! For readers developing their literacy journey, try a Read the Rainbow kit.

Crafty Creations aren’t just for take-home fun! You can take your bag upstairs and create in the Discovery Centre space. If you can’t get enough of the Crafty Creations, come and see the craft bags we have made that are available upstairs. You can explore them here, or you can take them home. We have a sensory table full of fun things to play with here that you get to keep afterwards!

We are also busy finding ways to bring back old favourites in a safe way. A limited selection of the toys and games you loved before are coming out to the library floor once again. Come and see what we bring out each day! For fans of the LiteBrite wall (and who isn’t?), come to the desk and ask for a basket of pegs to use!

Perhaps the most exciting change is with the STEAMboxes! We have some brand new boxes to explore and – great news – with a library card, you are now able to borrow a STEAMbox to explore at home!

Visit us and find out what you can Discover in the library and beyond!