The library has a number of special spaces in each of its buildings. The Centereach building houses the Nature Explorium, the Miller Business Center, the Museum Corner, and the Underground. At the Selden building you’ll find the Teen Resource Center. More information on each of these spaces can be found below.
Miller Business Center
The Miller Center serves as a regional resource for businesses, independent entrepreneurs, not-for-profit organizations, and individuals. Located within the Middle Country Public Library, the Miller Center offers access to extensive and specialized business resources as well as personalized business research and reference assistance. The goal of the Center is to support regional economic development by meeting the information needs of the business community, promoting a literate and job-ready workforce, and providing employment information and career exploration opportunities. The Center sponsors networking and training events and works in partnership with Long Island business support organizations to provide greater public access to the information and services they offer. More information on the Miller Business Center can be found here.
Middle Country Public Library is proud to be the first library in the nation to offer the Nature Explorium, an outdoor learning space for children and families. Developed in collaboration with the Dimensions Educational Research Foundation and Long Island Nature Collaborative for Kids (LINCK), the Nature Explorium contains a variety of areas, all geared toward connecting children to a different aspect of nature. Whether they’re reflecting on a poem under a willow tree, climbing on a tree stump, or expressing artistic talent through song and dance on the Play It stage, children will discover the gift of nature. More information on the Nature Explorium can be found here.
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. More information on the Museum Corner can be found here.
The Underground & Teen Resource Center
The Underground and the Teen Resource Center are specially designed spaces for the library’s teen patrons. More information on both can be found here.