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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 www.middlecountryreads.org 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.

Reflections

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 […]

People’s Alliance Federal Credit Union Awards Sponsorship

September 11, 2018

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 breakfast meetings are open to the public, take place at 8:00 a.m. in the Miller Center at the Centereach building, and include a short presentation on a specifi […]

Emerald Magic Lawn Care Supports MCPL Seed Library

September 11, 2018

Emerald Magic Lawn Care, owned by Craig den Hartog, planter of Old Town Blooms, has awarded a $300 sponsorship to support the new MCPL Seed Library. Patrons may check out four packets of seeds per month from our selection of 100% organic, GMO-free vegetable, herb and fl ower seeds.  Please visit www.mcplibrary.org/seed-library for more information. […]

Island Idol Recap

September 11, 2018

On July 27th MCPL showed just how much Libraries Rock!  This year’s annual music festival, Island Idol, was sponsored by King Kullen, Friends of the Middle Country Public Library and The Allstate Foundation. 22 talented teens performed for the crowd. It was an exciting and enjoyable night for all the contestants and community! Pictured (l-r): […]

Battle of the Books

September 11, 2018

Over the summer, Middle Country teens read 8 young adult novels to compete against teams from Suffolk County libraries. Middle Country’s team – “The Real Book Thieves” – impressed everyone with their hard work and effort. Special thanks to our coaches, teens, parents, and all the volunteers who helped make this year’s Battle of the […]

Thank You To Our Teens!

September 11, 2018

On July 18th, a Teen recognition reception was held in honor of over 280 volunteers who participate in community service programs at the library. Teens and their families enjoyed refreshments, and posed for pictures with props in our green screen “photo booth!”