The opening of the Queens Children’s Library Discovery Center in New York brought a multi-sensory, self-paced, informal learning environment to its community. The Discovery Center pairs hands-on museum exhibits with programming and materials, bringing STEAM concepts to life for local children.
About Sharon Cox
Sharon Cox is the Assistant Director of Queens Library's Children’s Library Discovery and Teen Centers. She attended Pratt Institute where she received her Master of Science, Information and Library Sciences degree in 2003. She also received an Advanced Certificate in Public Library Administration from the Palmer Institute for Public Library Organization and Management at Long Island University. In her role as Assistant Director, Sharon is responsible for directing all public service operations, programs and staff. She helps develop system-wide training with a focus on science, technology and engineering concepts for staff serving youth. Sharon has established the Children’s Library Discovery Center as a key resource for children’s librarians throughout Queens Library and beyond. She also conducts outreach to children’s science museums, science centers and cultural institutions to develop partnerships to further enhance STEM programming.