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.
Centereach Reading Room Is Now Open!
We’d like to thank you for your continued support and patience during our Reading Room renovation project. We invite you to stop by and visit our newly renovated space which includes an innovation space, a podcast recording studio, a quiet study room, and group study rooms. The café is scheduled to open at a later […]. | Read More >>
Centereach Reading Room Construction Pictures
Battle of the Books
Congratulations to the 2022 Middle Country Public Library Battle of the Books Team – “Yacht Adventurers” – for participating in this year’s Battle of the Books trivia competition in August! Over the summer, the team read six books and studied trivia facts from each book. At the end of the summer they came together with […]. | Read More >>
Suffolk County and Legislator Nick Caracappa Support MCPL Under the Stars
Legislator Nick Caracappa sponsored a grant of $6,100 through the Suffolk County Department of Economic Development and Planning to support the library’s summer concert series, MCPL Under the Stars. A combined audience of over 1,100 happy people enjoyed performances by Petty Rumours and 20 Highview.. | Read More >>