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Discovery Room: Imagination in Bloom

With the changing seasons come new activities in the children’s Discovery Room! Young visitors and their caregivers can explore the spring theme of “Garden Center” featuring flowers, vegetables, seeds, and other planting fun. Through May, children will delight in identifying seeds, planting and tending garden plots, and harvesting crops. They can work at the Garden Center cash registers or be customers purchasing healthy veggies. Pretend play such as this is a powerful way for children to develop social-emotional and cognitive skills.

Here’s what our visitors are saying:

“Our son loved playing with the pots and veggies and watering them. We as adults enjoyed the seeds display. Absolutely love how you change the themes for every season.”

“It is a gift to have a place that is age-appropriate and fun for parents and kids. I love that there are loose ideas of what to do/how to play but so much room for imagination.”

My daughter and I came in as a special date night. She’s 8 (almost 9, she’d like you to know!) so I thought she might be getting too old for the toys at the library. But you and your staff work so hard to keep things fresh that she had a great time. The Discovery Room is full of surprises at every turn. She practiced making change, used her pretending skills, and played the eye spy game. We just wanted to thank you for being such a wonderful part of our community. We had a great date night and made memories together. We appreciate you and all the hard work you put into making the library so fun.”

Visit us during library hours to play and learn in the Discovery Room. Discovery Room activities are created by staff and made possible through the generosity of donors to Stillwater Public Library Foundation.