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.
Overdue Fines – What’s Changing?
Why is Middle Country Public Library getting rid of most overdue fines? The library’s goal is to ensure its patrons are able to access all the books and services it has to offer. Overdue fines can prevent some patrons, especially children, from checking out books and other materials. MCPL does not rely on overdue fines […]. | Read More >>
Sharing Our Stories: An Intergenerational Oral History Project
We are pleased to announce the Kline Family Foundation has awarded the Middle Country Library Foundation a $22,000 grant to support “Sharing Our Stories: An Intergenerational Oral History Project,” an initiative bringing senior citizens and teens in the Middle Country community together to bridge the generation gap and strengthen connections among community members. As part […]. | Read More >>
Elizabeth Berg’s The Story of Arthur Truluv
Become part of Middle Country Reads and pledge to read Elizabeth Berg’s uplifting novel, The Story of Arthur Truluv. With equal parts humor and poignancy, Ms. Berg explores the lives of three people struggling to live through personal tragedy who find themselves united in an unlikely friendship. Visit www.middlecountryreads.org to pledge to read and register […]. | Read More >>
Selden 24-hour Drive-up Return
A 24-hour drive-up return is now available at the Selden building. Library materials returned here will be immediately taken off your card, and items can be returned even when the library is closed.. | Read More >>