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.
NASA @ My Library
This spring, look forward to NASA@ My Library programs that are out of this world! Kids can listen to space-themed stories, learn about constellations and create art in many program offerings for all ages! Check out Museum Corner: Alien Storycraft, Star Seekers, Galaxy Slime and Galaxy Cookies! Teens will paint an Acrylic Space Scene on […]. | Read More >>
Allstate Foundation awards $17,500 for “Good Starts Young”
The Allstate Foundation has awarded the Middle Country Library Foundation a $17,500 “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 >>
TD Charitable Foundation Supports the Nature Explorium
TD Charitable Foundation has awarded a generous grant of $5,000 to Middle Country Library Foundation to support the Nature Explorium and the fall Apple Festival. 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 […]. | Read More >>
Reflections: A Creative Community Art Project
Last year’s community art project was so well received that we are doing another one! Working with local glass artist Kathy Seff, we’ll create unique art glass squares to be installed on fencing outside the Selden building. Kick-off sessions Saturday, June 9th, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 10th, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. […]. | Read More >>