The Library’s buildings continue to be closed due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) epidemic, in order to protect the health and well-being of patrons and staff. Please click here to learn more.
All items due through 4/19/2020 have been extended and are now due on 4/20/2020. Registration for spring programs has been postponed until May – new registration dates will be announced. The library’s online services, through which you can access eBooks, audiobooks, music, movies, and TV shows, as well as many research databases, are still available to access with your library card. Learn more about library services you can access from home.
In 1997, MCPL formed the Middle Country Library Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) corporation whose purpose is to raise funds and provide the governance structure for the Library’s initiatives that extend beyond the local community. The Foundation assists the Library in managing its growing number of regional and national initiatives and maintaining its leadership role in the broader community. The Foundation supports the Library’s ability to introduce exemplary programs and services to other libraries and populations, and to provide the mentoring and training necessary to ensure widespread implementation.
Since its inception, the Foundation has raised funds and directed restricted funds (approximately $250,000 per year) from a variety of sources to support the Library’s model programs and regional and national initiatives including Family Place Libraries, 2-1-1 Long Island Database, and the Miller Business Resource Center. In 2002, the Foundation received a special gift of $1 million to establish the Hagedorn Endowment for Family Place Libraries.
The Foundation is comprised of a volunteer board and supported by library staff that assist the foundation with its administrative functions, including grant writing, fund-raising, and special project management.