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Children

Museum Corner

The Museum Corner, an interactive exhibit space located in the Children’s Department at the Centereach building, is a specially designed area that features changing hands-on exhibits and programs for children and their families. To enhance the museum experience, vast opportunities for creative expression and intellectual exploration are provided – props for dress-up, science experiments, historical artifacts and art activities. The Museum Corner invites visits by families, schools & community groups to explore, experience, share and create in a safe, fun environment.

This summer, the Museum Corner invites Middle Country and ERC families with children entering K-5th grade (older and younger siblings welcome) to immerse themselves in three interactive rotating exhibits:

Tell the World a Story: explore folktales around the world through stories, puppet play, musical instruments, games, crafts, and story writing.
Mondays and Thursdays: 10:00am – 12:00pm, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Architecture Around the World: discover architecture and design around the globe with stories, KEVA planks, an oversized building set, drawing activities, and building prompts.
Tuesdays and Fridays: 10:00am – 12:00pm, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, 5:00pm – 8:00pm

One World, Many Games: play your way around the world with board games, hopscotch, giant connect four, and learn about our global history of games.
Wednesdays: 10:00am – 12:00pm, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturdays: 10:00am -12:00pm, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

The Museum Corner will be closed in between sessions for cleaning.

In accordance with current COVID-19 guidelines, at this time the library will be implementing the following policies for patrons visiting the Museum Corner: 
  • Due to limited capacity, the Museum Corner is only open to Middle Country Library and ERC cardholders
  • There will be a limit of 12 people in the Museum Corner at one time. When at capacity, families may be added to a waiting list for their turn to enter the space
  • Each family can enjoy the space for up to one hour
  • Masks are required for unvaccinated visitors and visitors between ages 2-11
  • A parent/caregiver must be present throughout the duration of the session