Middle Country Public Library
Middle Country Public Library (MCPL) serves as a dynamic community hub with comprehensive programs and services that meet the needs of local residents and, through grants and fund raising, provides leadership and training for libraries across Long Island and the nation. Since its inception in the mid-1950s, the library has been redefining the public library. Working in partnership with the business, social service, health, education, civic and philanthropic communities, Middle Country has evolved into a forward thinking organization, willing to learn about and adopt concepts from other industries, and then integrate them within the public library setting.
Over the years, the Library has drawn from business world models to develop entrepreneurial solutions to funding issues, while broadening the scope, reach, and definition of what a library can be. MCPL has created an immensely successful and flexible model of library service that is consumer driven and, through its willingness to partner with other organizations, has given rise to new and innovative service models. It is this entrepreneurial and collaborative spirit that has helped MCPL grow from its humble beginnings in the 1950s to the Long Island institution it is today.
Community Mosaic: A Collaborative Art Project
Throughout the summer, community members contributed their talents to our Community Mosaic project. The project began in May with kick-off sessions featuring mosaic artist Libby Hintz. During July and August, library patrons attended workshops and drop-in sessions creating close to 500 fourinch sections which, joined together, create the impressive 14-foot wide mural which will hang […]. | Read More >>
Thinking Money for Kids
We are happy to share that we will be hosting a traveling exhibition designed to teach kids and their families about money, thanks to a competitive national grant from the American Library Association (ALA) and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation. Thinking Money for Kids is a new multimedia experience for children ages 7 to 11 […]. | Read More >>
National Night Out!
On August 6th the library once again joined Councilman Kevin J. LaValle and the Suffolk County Police 6th precinct in presenting National Night Out, at the Town of Brookhaven Centereach Pool Complex. This free event was part of a nationwide annual community building campaign promoting police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, […]. | Read More >>
TD Charitable Supports Nature Explorium
TD Charitable Foundation continues its support of the Nature Explorium and the fall Apple Festival with a generous award of $5,000. The Nature Explorium, an outdoor learning space for children and their families, connects literacy, learning and an appreciation of nature as a regular part of the library visit. For more information, contact Tracy LaStella […]. | Read More >>