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.
Newfield Newspaper Collection
Retired Newfield teacher Edward Wendol donated issues of the Newfield student newspaper The Quadrangle from 1970-76 to the library, in order for the issues to be scanned and made available online to the public as part of the library’s online local history archive, which also includes historic photos and documents relating to the Middle Country […]. | Read More >>
Young Adult Services Division Librarian Award
Congratulations to our Youth Services Librarians Nicole Rambo and Liz Allen, winners of the Young Adult Services Division of Suffolk County Librarians Award for Best Overall Program! Nicole and Liz were nominated for their work on The Zine Project here at MCPL.. | Read More >>
MCPL Receives $1,000 NatGen Seed Grant
The Nature Generation seeks to inspire environmental stewards. Thanks to a NatGen Seed Grant, MCPL’s Green Teens will launch a campaign to promote backyard nature sanctuaries and wildlife habitats in the community. Through their Meadow in My Backyard project, the teens will communicate to families and young children the idea of transforming a small space […]. | Read More >>
Allstate Foundation awards $15,000 for “Good Starts Young”
The Allstate Foundation has awarded the Middle Country Library Foundation a $15,000 “Good Starts Young” grant in support of programs encouraging youth empowerment and volunteerism through the library’s Allstate Readiness Series. The Series showcases teen programming that fosters creativity, STEM skills and community engagement. For more information about the programs in this series, contact Kristine […]. | Read More >>