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.
Teens Volunteer Now
The Allstate Foundation’s WE Volunteer Now program has provided a $250 student grant to support the efforts of MCPL’s Teen Advisory Council as they tackle their next community volunteer project. The teens will assemble “welcome home” baskets for Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk to present to Habitat families as housewarming gifts. The baskets will contain […]. | Read More >>
Strictly Business 2018
The 11th annual Strictly Business event featured more than 90 businesses and business organizations and welcomed more than 700 attendees. This partnership between the library’s Miller Business Center, the Greater Middle Country Chamber of Commerce and the Brookhaven Chambers of Commerce Coalition was created to promote local businesses and encourage economic development in the region. […]. | Read More >>
TD Bank Supports the Miller Center
TD Bank continues its support of the Miller Business Center’s entrepreneurial events with a generous $5,000 grant to the Middle Country Library Foundation. On May 1st, Strictly Business offered an opportunity for networking, marketing and connecting local businesses. The 18th annual Women’s EXPO, scheduled for October 4th, provides education and a supportive venue in which […]. | Read More >>
Suffolk County Legislator Tom Muratore Supports MCPL Under the Stars
Legislator Tom Muratore sponsored a Suffolk County grant award of $5,000 to Middle Country Public Library to fund the library’s summer concert and film series, MCPL Under the Stars. Pictured l-r: Sophia Serlis-McPhillips, library director and Suffolk County Legislator, Tom Muratore.. | Read More >>