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.
Would it make it easier for you to use the library if items could be delivered to your home? If so, please contact us at 631-585-9393 ext. 302 to speak with a library staff member who can describe the different services available. The library offers both a specific service for patrons that are homebound due […]. | Read More >>
Adult Reading Room Update
The renovation of the adult reading room in Centereach is proceeding. Phase I of the project has been completed, and Phase II should by complete by summer 2022. Here are some photos of the completed area, which includes the new makerspace, quiet study room, and group study rooms:. | Read More >>
Middle Country Reads: If the Creek Don’t Rise
Become part of Middle Country Reads and pledge to read Leah Weiss’ riveting novel, If the Creek Don’t Rise. With equal parts Southern Gothic menace and heartbreaking optimism, If the Creek Don’t Rise explores the limits that people can endure before they are willing and able to move beyond them. Visit www.middlecountryreads.org to pledge to […]. | Read More >>
Selden Building Renovation Wins AIA Award
We’re happy to announce that the architectural work on the Selden building renovation received a special projects award from the Long Island chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The firm of Bermello Ajamil & Partners were recognized for their work on the project. Here’s their description of the award winning design: “Reinvention and innovation […]. | Read More >>