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Newfield Newspaper Collection

March 15, 2019

Retired Newfield teacher Edward Wendol donated issues of the Newfield student newspaper The Quadrangle from 1970-76 to the library, in order for the issues to be scanned and made available online to the public as part of the library’s online local history archive, which also includes historic photos and documents relating to the Middle Country […]

Young Adult Services Division Librarian Award

March 15, 2019

Congratulations to our Youth Services Librarians Nicole Rambo and Liz Allen, winners of the Young Adult Services Division of Suffolk County Librarians Award for Best Overall Program! Nicole and Liz were nominated for their work on The Zine Project here at MCPL.

MCPL Receives $1,000 NatGen Seed Grant

March 15, 2019

The Nature Generation seeks to inspire environmental stewards. Thanks to a NatGen Seed Grant, MCPL’s Green Teens will launch a campaign to promote backyard nature sanctuaries and wildlife habitats in the community. Through their Meadow in My Backyard project, the teens will communicate to families and young children the idea of transforming a small space […]

Allstate Foundation awards $15,000 for “Good Starts Young”

March 15, 2019

The Allstate Foundation has awarded the Middle Country Library Foundation a $15,000 “Good Starts Young” grant in support of programs encouraging youth empowerment and volunteerism through the library’s Allstate Readiness Series. The Series showcases teen programming that fosters creativity, STEM skills and community engagement. For more information about the programs in this series, contact Kristine […]

Let’s Eat!: Farm to Table

March 15, 2019

Be sure to check out the current Museum Corner exhibit, Let’s Eat!: Farm to Table. Visitors to this super fun and interactive exhibit will role-play harvesting vegetables and gathering eggs at the farm, shopping at the local farmers’ market and cooking healthy meals in the kitchen while learning about where food comes from and how […]

New Children’s Braille Collection

March 15, 2019

From board books and easy readers for the youngest reader to fiction and nonfiction for the schoolage reader, the new braille collection for children at the Centereach building contains a little something for everyone. These items may be borrowed with a valid Nassau or Suffolk library card.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

March 15, 2019

Electric vehicle charging stations are now available at the library’s Centereach and Selden locations. To use the stations to charge an electric vehicle, you will need a Chargepoint account and either the Chargepoint smartphone application or a Chargepoint card. Charging is free for the first two hours and $3.00 per each additional hour. More information […]

Community Mosaic: A Collaborative Art Project

March 15, 2019

This spring, summer and fall we will be continuing with our mission to engage local residents in collaborative art projects crafted by and for the community. This time we will be working with local mosaic artist, Libby Hintz, to create a unique mosaic mural to be installed in the Community Room at the Centereach building. […]

Overdue Fines – What’s Changing?

January 14, 2019

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 […]

Sharing Our Stories: An Intergenerational Oral History Project

December 11, 2018

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 […]

Elizabeth Berg’s The Story of Arthur Truluv

December 11, 2018

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 to pledge to read and register […]

Selden 24-hour Drive-up Return

December 11, 2018

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.


December 11, 2018

More than 500 glass tiles created by community members working with library staff and Kathryn Seff culminated in a stunning outdoor art installation at the library’s Selden location. This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of […]

Thank You Distinguished Speakers Series Sponsors

December 11, 2018

Thanks to the 2018-19 sponsors: Empire National Bank, Pamela and Richard Rubinstein Foundation and Pritchard Charitable Trust. Upcoming Program: Importance of Play in Self-Regulation by Dr. Ron Marino, DO, MPH January 15, 2019; 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Centereach. For further information, please call 631-585-9393 ext. 252.

BankUnited Supports Women’s EXPO

December 11, 2018

BankUnited continues its support as the Women’s EXPO Education Sponsor with a generous award of $3,500. As part of its effort to build the business skills and capacities of participating women entrepreneurs, the EXPO provides educational programming throughout the year. The MCPL Foundation is grateful to BankUnited for supporting these enterprising women.

Bank of America: Women’s EXPO Top Sponsor

December 11, 2018

Bank of America provided a generous sponsorship of $7,500 to support the 18th annual Women’s EXPO. In addition to being the EXPO’s top funder, their employees volunteer to assist EXPO vendors and help us provide a one-of-a-kind venue for Long Island’s women entrepreneurs!

The Great Give Back

December 11, 2018

We had a fun-filled, wonderful day of service at the library on October 13th to celebrate The Great Give Back, bringing people of all ages in the community together. Patrons crocheted newborn hats and booties and made dog and cat toys to be donated to hospitals and shelters, wrote letters to service members, sewed zippered […]

2018 Women’s EXPO

December 11, 2018

Over 2,300 people came to celebrate and support 82 Long Island women entrepreneurs at the 18th annual Women’s EXPO on October 4th. Connecting entrepreneurs with the business community, EXPO proceeds support the programs and services of the Miller Business Center. We are grateful to all of our EXPO sponsors for supporting the event. Sponsors include […]

Selden Renovations Complete

September 12, 2018

We’d like to thank you for your continuous support and patience during our Selden Building project. All programs and services have now resumed in Selden. We invite you to stop by and visit our newly renovated spaces.  

Dollar General Grant Winner: The Zine Project

September 11, 2018

Looking for a creative way to connect with teens at your library? Look no further! We’re here to tell you all about The Zine Project. This summer, with generous support from YALSA and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, the Middle Country Public Library in Centereach, NY, hosted a hands-on workshop for teens to collaborate and […]