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Middle Country Reads: If the Creek Don’t Rise

September 1, 2021

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 to pledge to […]

MCPL Under the Stars 2021: Outdoor Events

August 2, 2021

Bring a chair and a friend and join us under the stars in the Centereach parking lot for some great entertainment! On Tuesday, August 17th at 7:00 p.m. we welcome the band SouthBound for a concert featuring their special blend of new & old country songs mixed with southern & classic rock. Doors open at […]

Island Idol 2021

July 28, 2021

Island Idol 2021 by Tracy LaStella

Selden Building Renovation Wins AIA Award

January 5, 2021

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 […]

Library for All: Programs and Services for All Abilities

December 19, 2019

The library is continually developing and offering new programs, collections and services for our community members including those with disabilities. Please remember that children and teens with special needs are encouraged to participate in all teen and children’s library programs. In the Youth Services department, staff has imagined a wide spectrum of programs. Children’s play […]

Thinking Money for Kids

Thinking Money for Kids

December 19, 2019

Thinking Money for Kids is a new multimedia experience for children ages 7 to 11, as well as their parents, caregivers and educators. The interactive exhibit uses games, activities and a fun story-line to help children understand what money is, its function in society, money choices, and money values, such as fairness, responsibility and charitableness. […]

Community Mosaic Art Project

December 19, 2019

  Members of the community, working with library staff and artist Libby Hintz, created an impressive fourteen-foot wide mosaic mural. This striking piece of artwork is on permanent display in the community room at the Centereach building.  

Bank of America: Women’s EXPO Signature Sponsor

December 18, 2019

Bank of America supported the 19th annual Women’s EXPO with a generous sponsorship of $10,000. Bank of America is a great friend of the EXPO and their wonderful employees have volunteered each year to help the EXPO vendors. Many thanks to Bank of America and its employees for helping us provide a great venue for […]

BankUnited Supports Women’s EXPO

December 18, 2019

BankUnited awarded Middle Country Library Foundation a generous grant of $2,500 as this year’s Women’s EXPO Education Sponsor. As part of its effort to build the business skills and capacities of participating women entrepreneurs, the EXPO provides educational programming throughout the year. MCL Foundation is grateful to BankUnited for its support of this valuable program.

Thank You Distinguished Speakers Series Sponsors

December 18, 2019

Thanks to the 2019-20 sponsors: Empire National Bank, New York Community Bank Foundation, Giove Funeral Home, and Joseph P. Price Agency, A Prime Risk Partner. Upcoming Program: Tuesday, January 7, 2020 Modifying Mindsets for Youth Mental Health by Dr. Jessica Schleider For further information, please call 631-585-9393 ext. 252.

2019 Women’s EXPO Sponsors

December 18, 2019

The rain didn’t stop more than 2300 people from visiting the 19th annual Women’s EXPO and celebrating more than 80 Long Island women entrepreneurs on October 3rd. With a goal of connecting entrepreneurs to the business community, EXPO proceeds support the programs and services of the Miller Business Center. As always, we are grateful to […]

The Great Give Back

December 18, 2019

The Great Give Back, which began two years ago, is a day of service at Long Island libraries. Participating libraries hosted a variety of meaningful, service-oriented experiences. Here at MCPL, we had several events going on throughout the day on October 19th with over 139 people participating in writing letters to service members, decorating tote […]

Community Mosaic: A Collaborative Art Project

October 22, 2019

Throughout the summer, community members contributed their talents to our Community Mosaic project. The project began in May with kick-off sessions featuring mosaic artist Libby Hintz. During July and August, library patrons attended workshops and drop-in sessions creating close to 500 fourinch sections which, joined together, create the impressive 14-foot wide mural which will hang […]

Thinking Money for Kids

Thinking Money for Kids

October 22, 2019

We are happy to share that we will be hosting a traveling exhibition designed to teach kids and their families about money,  thanks to a competitive national grant from the American Library Association (ALA) and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation. Thinking Money for Kids is a new multimedia experience for children ages 7 to 11 […]

National Night Out Logo

National Night Out!

October 21, 2019

On August 6th the library once again joined Councilman Kevin J. LaValle and the Suffolk County Police 6th precinct in presenting National Night Out, at the Town of Brookhaven Centereach Pool Complex. This free event was part of a nationwide annual community building campaign promoting police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, […]

TD Charitable Supports Nature Explorium

October 21, 2019

TD Charitable Foundation continues its support of the Nature Explorium and the fall Apple Festival with a generous award of $5,000. 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 information, contact Tracy LaStella […]

PAFCU Sponsors Miller Business Mornings

October 21, 2019

People’s Alliance Federal Credit Union has awarded a generous sponsorship of $1,250 to the Middle Country Library Foundation in support of Miller Business Mornings. These free, drop-in, 8:00 a.m. breakfast meetings are open to the public, take place in the Miller Center at the Centereach building and include short presentations on specific small business/workplace topics. […]

Congratulations New Citizens!

October 21, 2019

The library proudly hosted a public ceremony to celebrate the MCPL Adult Learning Center and to recognize the accomplishments of the students who worked diligently to become United States citizens. The offices of Senator John Flanagan, Assemblyman Doug Smith, Legislator Tom Muratore and Councilman Kevin LaValle honored the new citizens with certificates commemorating their achievements. […]

Sharing Our Stories Film Screening

October 21, 2019

On July 15th, the Library hosted a film screening to debut Sharing Our Stories, a documentary created by the MCPL Media Teens featuring their interviews with older adults from the local community. The film includes anecdotes of the adults’ memorable life experiences. The participants along with their families and friends attended this special film premiere. […]

Battle of the Books

October 21, 2019

This year’s MCPL Battle of the Books team, “Save Me a Story,” read and studied eight young adult novels to compete against teams from Suffolk County libraries at Stony Brook University. A special thanks to our Battle teens, parents, coaches, and all the volunteers. As always, we’re very proud of them, and are looking forward […]