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Centereach Reading Room Is Now Open!

May 18, 2023

We’d like to thank you for your continued support and patience during our Reading Room renovation project. We invite you to stop by and visit our newly renovated space which includes an innovation space, a podcast recording studio, a quiet study room, and group study rooms. The café is scheduled to open at a later […]

Books Team - “Yacht Adventurers”

Battle of the Books

August 10, 2022

Congratulations to the 2022 Middle Country Public Library Battle of the Books Team – “Yacht Adventurers” – for participating in this year’s Battle of the Books trivia competition in August! Over the summer, the team read six books and studied trivia facts from each book. At the end of the summer they came together with […]

Suffolk County and Legislator Nick Caracappa Support MCPL Under the Stars

Suffolk County and Legislator Nick Caracappa Support MCPL Under the Stars

August 8, 2022

Legislator Nick Caracappa sponsored a grant of $6,100 through the Suffolk County Department of Economic Development and Planning to support the library’s summer concert series, MCPL Under the Stars. A combined audience of over 1,100 happy people enjoyed performances by Petty Rumours and 20 Highview.

NY Community Bank support Family Center

New York Community Bank Foundation Funds the Family Center and “Chat & Craft”

August 5, 2022

New York Community Bank Foundation has provided $4,000 in support of the Family Center social worker and the “Chat & Craft” programs, which are designed to help tweens and teens with emotional well-being. While enjoying creative activities, teens engage in peer-to-peer conversations under the guidance of the social worker. For more information, please contact Kristen […]

National Night Out, a free event at the Brookhaven Centereach Pool Complex

National Night Out

August 2, 2022

On August 2nd the library joined Councilman Kevin J. LaValle and the SCPD 6th precinct in presenting National Night Out, a free event at the Brookhaven Centereach Pool Complex. More than 1,300 attendees enjoyed a free fun-filled evening featuring swimming, a performance from the library’s Flashing Fingers group, touch-a-truck and a wide range of community […]

NatGen Awards Back 2 Nature Grant

NatGen Awards Back 2 Nature Grant

July 31, 2022

Thanks to a NatGen grant of $750, MCPL’s Green Teens will launch a campaign to help their peers get Back 2 Nature. The Back 2 Nature initiative aims to address two important issues facing today’s teens: climate anxiety and the negative impacts of pervasive social media use, offering teens ways to re-connect with nature through […]

Island Idol Sponsor Photo

Island Idol Recap

July 30, 2022

This year’s annual Island Idol teen music festival on July 29th was an inspiring evening of talent! 20 teens performed for an enthusiastic crowd of over 300 audience members on an outdoor stage at MCPL Centereach. Island Idol is generously sponsored by ShopRite Gallagher Family Markets, Friends of the Middle Country Public Library and MCPL’s […]

TD Charitable Foundation Supports The Nature Explorium

TD Charitable Foundation Supports The Nature Explorium

July 25, 2022

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 details, contact Tracy LaStella at […]

ShopRite Is Exclusive Sponsor of Island Idol

July 10, 2022

ShopRite, a Gallagher Family Market, is the exclusive sponsor of Island Idol, providing a generous $1,000 award. Island Idol, in its 18th year, is an inspiring night of teen talent with performances by solo artists and music groups across many genres         .

21 new citizens at the Literacy Celebration

Congratulations, New Citizens!

June 14, 2022

On June 14th the library was pleased to welcome 21 new citizens at the Literacy Celebration, recognizing the accomplishments of the students of the Adult Learning Center, who work diligently to learn language, computer and job skills and, for many, to attain their dream of United States citizenship. At this special event, the offices of […]

Home Delivery

February 7, 2022

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 […]

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 […]

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.