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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 […]

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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 […]

Island Idol 2019 Recap

October 21, 2019

This year’s annual music festival on July 26th was a smashing success! Twenty-one talented teens performed for a crowd of over 375 audience members at MCPL Centereach. Island Idol is generously sponsored by ShopRite Gallagher Family Markets, Friends of the Middle Country Public Library and the Allstate Foundation. Pictured Top (l to r): Sue Bohrer-Braun, […]

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 […]