The Reading Room is a designated spot in the 1861 School House library for visitors to relax and read at leisure. A couple of comfy chairs await your arrival. Browse the general library or request something from our historical selections.
Please note: the Reading Room is currently closed. It will be available again after Victoria Day weekend when the Museum reopens for the 2023 season.
About The Reading Room
The Middleville and District Museum has a treasure trove of reading material to share with visitors. So why not spend a few hours lounging in a comfy chair while browsing through a scrapbook or leafing through an old magazine? Maybe you have a special interest in traditional carpentry methods or old fashioned arts and crafts. Our shelves are full of books about local history and community life. We have over 75 family histories represented on our genealogy shelf. These histories contain many surprises such as photos and documents hidden in the pages. See our online Resource Library for a full index of the Family Histories.
Each week, we will feature a few selections on this page to spark your interest. We’re sure to have something for everyone.
Check out what's on our shelves:
This week's featured books:
So, if you have a few spare hours, come by and sit a spell. Spend some time perusing the vast collection of reading material the Museum has to offer. We hope to see you soon!
Reading Room visitors are welcome to schedule an appointment during the week or drop in when the Museum is open to the public on weekends. To schedule an appointment outside Museum hours, simply fill in the form below and volunteer staff will be in touch to confirm your visit or call 613-259-5462 Admission to the Reading Room outside regular Museum hours is by donation. Note: Reading Room visits during the week do depend on volunteer availability, but most days and times can be accommodated.