Kids

Space Age Appropriate

by Alyssa Grossman, 03/28/2012

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  • New York Public Library 
    The New York Public Library is naturally the perfect spot to begin learning about space, with endless free resources for fact-seeking families. A librarian can help you navigate the online databases to pinpoint magazine and newspaper issues from the height of the space race. Then, head over to the Periodicals Room to request copies of Life, National Geographic, Time and more for vivid photos you won't find in any history books. Older kids should visit the Microform Room for some heavier reading on the subject. Louise Lareau, the managing librarian at the library's Children's Center, suggests starting with copies of the New York Post published just before the first manned space shuttle launch. You'll get a glimpse of iconic history right here in New York City. 

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