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Featured News Stories

Seed Library

October 21, 2019

Emerald Magic Lawn Care, owned by Craig den Hartog, planter of Old Town Blooms, has renewed his support for the MCPL seed library by donating $300 in sponsorship funds. Patrons can check out four packets of seeds per month from over 45 varieties of 100% organic, GMO-free vegetable, herb and fl ower seeds. Please visit […]

Gro More Good!

October 21, 2019

We are pleased to share that Middle Country Library has been selected as a recipient of a $500 Gro More Good Grassroots Grant. The Gro More Good Grassroots Grants are part of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation and KidsGardening’s commitment to bring the lifeenhancing benefi ts of gardens and greenspaces to communities across the United States. […]

Strictly Business 2019

October 21, 2019

The 12th annual Strictly Business event featured more than 95 businesses and business organizations and welcomed more than 700 attendees. The event was created in partnership with the library’s Miller Business Center, the Greater Middle Country Chamber of Commerce and the Brookhaven Chambers of Commerce Coalition to promote local businesses and encourage economic development in […]

TD Bank Supports The Miller Center

October 21, 2019

TD Bank is providing generous support for the Miller Business Center’s entrepreneurial events with a generous $5,000 grant to the Middle Country Library Foundation. On May 7th, Strictly Business offered an opportunity for networking, marketing and connecting local businesses. Later this year, on October 3rd, the 19th annual Women’s EXPO will provide education and a […]

Legislator Tom Muratore Supports MCPL Under the Stars

October 21, 2019

Legislator Tom Muratore has sponsored a Suffolk County grant award of $4,248 to partially fund the library’s summer concert and film series, MCPL Under the Stars. For more information about the concerts and films in this series, please see our cover story!  

MC Reads Celebrates Truluv!

October 21, 2019

On March 11th, bestselling author Elizabeth Berg charmed a lively and appreciative audience with insights into her books and writing process. Ms. Berg’s novel, The Story of Arthur Truluv, which explores the power of friendship to help overcome tragedy, marked the 12th Middle Country Reads selection.        

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.